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LINDSEY HARDING …Has ties to Tampa DURHAM, N. C.– Duke University will enshrine eight new members into the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, September 21, 2018. The announcement was made by Vice President and Director of Athletics, Kevin White. Slated for induction are: Elton Brand (basketball), Katie Chrest Erbe (lacrosse), Candy Hannemann (golf), Lindsey Harding (basketball), […]
COUPLE’S ANNIVERSARY AND HER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED Mr. and Mrs. Ferris (Gwendella Wright) Pugh celebrated their 20thwedding anniversary last month. At the same event, Mrs. Pugh celebrated her 52ndbirthday. Those who joined the couple for the renewal of vows are: from left, Landon Petty, Darius Pugh, Ferris Pugh (honoree), Elder Richard Wright, Gwendella Wright-Pugh (honoree), […]
ALGERNOD WASHINGTON A.K.A. PLIES A popular rapper was arrested Wednesday on a gun charge. The arrest took place at the Tampa International Airport. According to police, 42-year-old Algernod Lanier Washington, of Wesley Chapel, was going through security when a security agent observed what appeared to be a firearm inside his bag. The gun was discovered […]
ED NARAIN Prepares To Move On BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor After graduating from high school, Ed Narain moved to Tampa to attend the University of South Florida. His goal was to become an attorney. Narain continued his education at St. Leo’s University, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. He […]
Tampa Bay Business Journal
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A Florida-based medical technology that specializes in nerve repair is planning to have a major presence in downtown Tampa. AxoGen Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN), based in Alachua, has signed a "conditional agreement" to lease 75,000 square feet in a new office building in The Heights, planned on a piece of property that's adjacent to Armature Works, according to a regulatory filing disclosed Sept. 20. That represents half of a new 150,051-square-foot building planned on the block of The Heights that's south…
Children pieced together little robotic cars that they then raced across the floor inside Amazon's Ruskin Fulfillment Center on Friday, during an event where the e-commerce giant announced a donation to Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg to help fight cancer. The Sept. 21 event brought together families, Amazon workers and Johns Hopkins staff members inside a room that was transformed into "Camp Amazon" for children undergoing cancer treatment to tour the facility and build…
Gov. Rick Scott announced annual job numbers for the state of Florida on Friday. According to Scott, 34,600 new private-sector jobs were created in the Tampa Bay area in the last 12 months, making the area home to the second-highest number of jobs across all metro areas in Florida. Tampa’s unemployment rate was a low 3.6 percent, down 0.5 percentage point from one year ago and lower than the statewide unemployment rate, which is currently at 3.7 percent. Industries in the Bay area with the most…
One of Florida’s main weapons to thwart “doctor shopping” has been expanding substantially after the passage of a tough new law aimed at addressing the continuing opioid crisis. State officials said Thursday that more than 92,000 health care providers had registered to use an electronic database that tracks patients who are prescribed controlled substances. The August total is more than double the number of providers who were registered to use the system the previous year. Bruce Culpepper,…
Gov. Rick Scott wants state wildlife commissioners to seek funding for a red-tide research center and to restart a long-dormant task force, as waters along Florida’s Gulf Coast continue to face an expanding red-tide outbreak that began last year. Environmentalists said Scott’s latest proposals won’t cure the ongoing problems and criticized the funding proposal as a campaign stunt. In a letter Thursday to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Scott urged creation of a Florida…
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by Alejandro Romero The first annual Bands & Ballots event took place at Curtis Hixon Park on Saturday September 15. The event was sponsored by March for Our Lives Tampa, and was organized by two high school students. Alyssa Ackbar, 17, is senior at Robinson High School in South Tampa. “I think the people here obviously having a good time.” said Ackbar She and Macy McClintock, her co-head organizer, got the idea from one of the fathers of the people on her team. “From then [we] kinda just rolled with it, starting to come up with ideas.” said Ackbar. Soon after she McClintock got to work. Filing for permits and reacahing out to parkland surivors David Hoggs and Emma Gonzalez who were not available to interviews. “I think that were kinda changing the stigma by putting on this event that brings music and gun violence—talking about gun violence as well.” said Ackbar. But that’s not all a booth was available to get anyone registered to vote ahead of the upcoming elections. Apart from that several other vendors were in attendance, including some candidates running for local government. “We need to go out and show the government that this is what [...]
by Aaron Betancourt Florida is currently one of four states, including Iowa, Kentucky and Virginia, where convicted felons accused of non-violent crimes are not granted their voting rights after serving time in prison, parole or probation. Depending on the charge, convicted felons must wait anywhere between five to seven years upon release before applying to the Executive Clemency Board for restoration of this right. After submitting their application, if a felon is found eligible, they are assigned to examiners that decide if their voting rights will be restored. Amendment 4, the Voting Rights Restoration for Felons Initiative, will be on the voting ballot on Nov. 6, 2018. This will ultimately determine whether or not the amendment will automatically restore the voting rights of convicted felons. This is a very polarizing issue. Some may see felons as societal delinquents and are in agreement with revoking their civil right to vote. In their eyes, the felons must suffer the consequences of their actions. I look at it from a different perspective. Everyone goes through their highs and lows. Some people overcome their lows gracefully and others succumb to it. We’ve all made mistakes and deserve a second chance. If a drug dealer [...]
by Sydney Rhodes On Wednesday, Sept. 12, the International Video Arts Festival premiered their first Video Arts Festival at UT, the only one to come to America. The festival took place in the campus’ Reeves Theatre, while the theatre shook from the bass as the screen filled with overlaying motion videos. The art show displayed videos from around the world from ten different countries: Brazil, Portugal, Mexico, Chile, Italy, England, Sweden, France, Uruguay and the United States. New work was selected to premiere at each of the shows. The videos that were selected were all related to the field of video arts, based off two different trends. One was titled video arts, which is experimental video explaining narratives or visuals. These are overlaid images that create an artistic video. The other trend was video music, that pushes the boundaries of visual effects and synchronizes with an electronic bass. In this trend, artwork is created using music to form the visuals. Artists are creating these pieces for pure enjoyment and to explore the possible effects in video and the visuals that can be created through music. The inaugural festival at UT was commenced by Santiago Echeverry, associate professor of film, animation [...]
by Genoa Gibson This year UT will be a venue for the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, a touring circuit produced by South Arts, a nonprofit organization based out of Atlanta, Georgia. Through an extensive screening process, filmmakers submit their documentaries and narrative style films to be shown at selected venues throughout the South. Sara J. Lauro, assistant professor of English, and Aaron Walker, associate professor of film, animation and new media, worked together to get UT chosen as a venue. What makes this film screening so unique compared to others is that the filmmakers will be present at each screening for a Q&A, according to the South Arts website. Students will have the opportunity to connect with the filmmakers in a very intimate way and be able to fully immerse themselves in an experience that they otherwise wouldn’t have been able to receive at the movies or at home. Meeting face-to-face with a director is especially important, not only to anyone who is interested in film, but anyone who has an interest in learning and becoming more aware of the social issues portrayed in the films. “While engaging with the filmmakers is particularly important for my students in [...]
by Gabriela Mendez The algal bloom, or “Red Tide,” poses a great harm to sea life for many years. These past few months have been more harmful than normal as this has been the longest outbreak that has been recorded. High numbers of sea life have died and many humans have gotten sick due to the harmful toxins that are released into the ocean and air by the marine microorganism called ‘Karenia Brevis’ as well as the lack of nutrients in the ocean. This red tide has now reached the southwest coast, covering 125 miles of Florida’s coastline and is expected to grow even more. Clearwater Beach, where a vast number of UT students go, has been identified as one of the places with high contamination. In a research study made by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation and Commission it was stated that “In Southwest Florida for over the past week Red Tide was observed at background to high concentrations in or offshore of Pinellas County, background to high concentrations in Manatee County, background to high concentrations in Sarasota County, medium to high concentrations in or offshore of Charlotte County, background to high concentrations in or offshore of Lee [...]
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The #22 Texas A&M Aggies head to Tuscaloosa to face the #1 Alabama Crimson Tide.
The number of people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias will double by 2060, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
CBS Dallas's Matt Yurus weighs in on the weekend's biggest NFL matchups, including the Chargers-Rams showdown in Los Angeles.
An orbital telescope designed to hunt for worlds beyond our solar system has discovered two distant planets at least 49 light-years away.
CBSSports.com fantasy football experts don't necessarily think the Fitzmagic to Jackson explosion will continue, while Cole is establishing himself as a No. 1 guy for the Jags.
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