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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 24

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 24

Dennis DeYoung: The founding member of Styx brings us all the rock group's greatest hits set to a live rock symphony. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $49-$89. (727) 791-7400. Friday Movie Time: The Birth of a Nation:...
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Hillsborough County, driven by 2004 storm season, finishes $36 million safety complex

Hillsborough County, driven by 2004 storm season, finishes $36 million safety complex

TAMPA — Larry Gispert surveyed the cavernous space, taking in the huge video screens and rows of work stations, and thought back to an infamous Florida hurricane season."I could have used this in 2004," said Gispert, who served as Hillsborough ...
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Bar review: Hotel Bar in Tampa offers famous cocktails

Bar review: Hotel Bar in Tampa offers famous cocktails

Cocktail culture has seen a revival so thorough and so ubiquitous that it seems impossible to add anything to the conversation.First, it was Prohibition-era aesthetics being embraced, with drinks made popular during the times of sinister-tasting bath...
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Widow of man shot in Pasco theater says ex-cop was 'rude,' 'angry' and 'demanding' before he fired

Widow of man shot in Pasco theater says ex-cop was 'rude,' 'angry' and 'demanding' before he fired

DADE CITY — Nicole Oulson, widow of the man who was shot and killed in a Wesley Chapel movie theater, testified Thursday that Curtis Reeves was "rude," "angry," and "demanding" before he shot her husband.Oulson, who was seated next to Chad Ouls...
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Fill out your Oscar ballot with Steve Persall's predictions

Fill out your Oscar ballot with Steve Persall's predictions

BY STEVE PERSALLTimes Movie CriticHere's to the ones who dream of La La Land leaving the 89th annual Academy Awards without the best picture prize.Dream on.Nearly six months after being christened an Oscar frontrunner, Damien Chazelle's modern-day ye...
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In Harm's Way: One child is shot every 17 hours.

In Harm's Way: One child is shot every 17 hours.

TAMPA — Huddled in a backyard shed in Sulphur Springs, the four boys examined their prize: a .380 caliber pistol so smooth it looked like a futuristic toy. One of the boys had stolen it from his uncle. They thought it was unloaded, so they pas...
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Deliveries with a little heart

Deliveries with a little heart

Meals on Wheels Tampa teamed up with DoSomething.org to help lift the spirits of homebound seniors and disabled persons by surprising them on Valentine's Day.Youth volunteers from across the country, as well as local groups and clubs, crafted handmad...
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Class notes

CRISTO REYDr. Gianina S. Hayes has joined the Cristo Rey High School as the Director of Technology and Systems Integration responsible for training and support on technology and content integration for students and staff. Hayes holds multiple degrees...
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Brandon Regional unveils expanded emergency department

Brandon Regional unveils expanded emergency department

BRANDON — For the past 10 months, J.E. Dunn Construction has worked to complete an expansion and revamping of the Brandon Regional Hospital emergency department.After nearly a year of construction, the expanded emergency department is up and ru...
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Hooper: Bethune portrayal underscores importance of Black History Month

Hooper: Bethune portrayal underscores importance of Black History Month

She stepped up to the stage after the dynamic speaker shared her thoughts on education, on race, on creating one of Florida's most prestigious historically black colleges.She looked the speaker in the eyes, embraced her and sweetly said, "Hello, gran...
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