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Monday, Feb 20, 2017
Jackson House supporters confused by plan to save black landmark
Victor Crist said the Jackson House property is near other county holdings.
TAMPA — Hillsborough County Commissioner Victor Crist warned recently that local officials need to step in — and fast — to save the historic Jackson Rooming House.
Tim Russell, foreground, and his partner Bobby Hauske, sort through books at the 321-books.com warehouse at 4143 118th Ave N in Clearwater. The business is a reseller of used books which are catalogued and resold by the company at a high volume on Amazon.com. The company in March is opening a used bookstore at the Tyrone Square Mall, with plans to have more than 100,000 books on the shelves.
[DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times]
Why would these two St. Petersburg entrepreneurs want to open a used bookstore in the Internet age?
Several people posted photos of a mailer from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino that announced changes to its parking fees. [Photo via Octopus_Monocle on Reddit]
Free parking returning to Tampa's Hard Rock Casino due to 'customer concern'
Sydney  Mueller, 11, dressed as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz holds Koper at For the Love of a Garden. Behind her are, from left, her mother, Heather Mueller; Tampa Garden Club president Sherry Leffers; and Sydney’s grandmother, Mary Jo Shenk.
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Fun Fact

Florida

Man named Bernard hits blind relative who called him Bernard
Boca Raton police say a 21-year-old man repeatedly punched a blind relative who called him by his given name
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Evening' game
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Evening' game
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 2 Evening' game
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 5 Evening' game
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Midday' game

Sports

South Korea wins 2 golds in short track speed skating
South Korea won two gold medals in short track speed skating at the Asian Winter Games on Monday, an early indication the hosts of the 2018 Winter Olympics could be regaining their dominance of the sport
Gostisbehere has 3 assists, Flyers beat Canucks 3-2
Pakistani women in memorable rugby sevens debut
Weekend Sports In Brief
Lots of points, lots of dunks, not a lot of All-Star defense
Pakistani women in memorable rugby sevens debut

Entertainment

New Zealand judge upholds Kim Dotcom extradition ruling
A New Zealand judge has upheld an earlier ruling that flamboyant internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his colleagues can be extradited to the U.S. to face criminal charges
Fashion takes London by storm with Preen, Topshop, Mulberry
'Lego Batman' stays No. 1, conquers 'The Great Wall'
Actor Shia LaBeouf brings anti-Trump piece to New Mexico
James Brown's 'Funky Drummer' Clyde Stubblefield dies at 73
Lisa Marie Presley says she's broke after ex asks for money

Offbeat

Misspelled note on pickup apologizes for 'anger isusesh'
Police in western Colorado say a man battered somebody else's pickup with a baseball bat and then left a note acknowledging he had anger issues
Joggers in bras, panties, briefs raise money for sick kids
Man practicing Parkour falls 40 feet down chimney in Denver
Sanctuary holds 7 cows saved from slaughter to promote peace
Delaware: Search on for mounted elk head missing after party
NY woman hits half-court shot, then gets marriage proposal