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    Celebrating Music Education Spirit Week Video included

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    We are celebrating kids who rock with Music Education Spirit Week! Lorri Naylor, a Lowry Elementary School teacher and a part of the Hillsborough County Elementary Music Educators Council, fills us in on the festivities.
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    USF 'Young Innovator' creates anti-bully band Video included

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    Every year, USF holds their Young Innovator Competition, encouraging kids between kindergarten and 8th grade to invent something new or improve upon something that already exists. Meet Alexis Martin, this year's winner. The Anti-Bully Band she invented is her plan to stop bullying. More>>

    Tournament to honor Spring Hill firefighter Video included

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    In 2010, James Santella, a firefighter from Spring Hill, started having trouble putting his gear on. Shortly after, he was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
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    Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast 'Youth of the Year' Video included

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    Boys and Girls Clubs play a vital role in communities across the country. Here in the Bay Area, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast serve as a safe place for local kids to learn and grow. Each year, they select somebody who promotes service to the club and shows strong moral character and academic success as their Youth of the Year. Recently, Kassindjaa Montague was given this honor. She sits down with Jenn to tell us her story. More>>

    Furry friends from Suncoast Animal League stop by Video included

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    The Suncoast Animal League is a non-profit, no-kill, no-time limit animal rescue agency located in Palm Harbor. Executive Director Rick Chaboudy More>>

    8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | February 14-15

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    See 8 fun things happening this weekend in Tampa Bay!
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    News Now: Tampa Port Authority's President talks growth at the port Video included

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    Port Tampa Bay just had their annual State of the Port Luncheon. This week Tampa Port Authority's President and CEO, Paul Anderson, stopped by to give us further insight.  More>>

    8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | February 7-8 Video included

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    See 8 fun things happening this weekend in Tampa Bay!
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    Deaf Literacy Center to hold first-ever silent dinner Video included

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    For the first time ever in the Tampa Bay area, the Deaf Literacy Center is holding a 100% voices off silent dinner. Everybody working at the restaurant this evening will be deaf or hard of hearing, including servers, cashiers, and bartenders. The event is taking place on February 15th at 4pm at Farmer Boy Restaurant in Clearwater. Pattie Sanchez from The Diversity Initiative, Pinellas Public Library Cooperative's Deaf Literacy Coordinator Rosa Rodriguez, and volunteer/advocate Jenny Locy stop... More>>

    News Now: Media General CEO talks about his career, future for company Video included

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    In December, LIN Media and Media General merged to create the second largest broadcasting company in the country. The former CEO and President of LIN Media, Vince Sadusky, was placed at the helm of the new and improved Media General. More>>

    Bill Schifino, Jr talks about being President-Elect of the Florida Bar Video included

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    Earlier this month, Bill Schifino, Jr. was announced as the 2015-16 President-Elect of the Florida Bar. Schifino comes to this position with a strong resume. More>>

    Trio sets off on 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

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    Joe Guthrie, Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, and Carlton Ward Jr. are embarking on a journey of a lifetime. The trio are setting off on a 70-day, 900 mile trek across the state???without any automobiles.
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    • Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

      Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

      Friday, January 16 2015 12:49 PM EST2015-01-16 17:49:27 GMT
      Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
      Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
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    Ten pre-training camp fantasy thoughts

    Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - While it's true that we don't know where running back DeAngelo Williams will be plying his trade this season or whether wideout Plaxico Burress will be the No.2 receiver for Matt Schaub in Houston, there are still a few assumptions that can be made about the upcoming 2011-12 fantasy football season.

    Below are 10 thoughts which have been rattling around inside my head:

    1) Michael Vick is being listed as the No.1 or No.2 quarterback in most early-season rankings, but in eight seasons he's played all 16 games just one time and missed a total of 30 games (98 of 128). If you select him that high, be prepared to select a competent backup for the games he misses. In contrast, the other quarterback being selected that high, Aaron Rodgers, has played in 47 of his last 48 games.

    2) Drew Brees has thrown more than 600 passes in three of the past four seasons, but the year he didn't reach that mark, his New Orleans Saints won the Super Bowl. The drafting of stud running back Mark Ingram, the 2009 Heisman Trophy winner, in the first round should tell you where head coach Sean Payton wants his offense headed. Balance. Be wary of selecting Brees too high.

    3) Peyton Manning led the league in passing attempts and completions, threw for 4,700 and 33 touchdowns despite losing much of his receiving corps during the season (Dallas Clark missed 10 games, Austin Collie 7, Pierre Garcon 2). If they are all healthy this season, he'll throw for 40+ touchdowns.

    4) Like Manning, Philip Rivers' receiving corps was decimated by injury yet he threw for a league-high 4,710 yards and 30 TDs versus 13 interceptions. If the team acquires Carolina's Steve Smith to go along with Antonio Gates and possibly Vincent Jackson, Rivers could be a top-three fantasy quarterback. He's made 80 consecutive starts - durability isn't a problem.

    5) Before you select Arian Foster No.1 overall off his fantastic 2010 season, remember that Houston's Steve Slaton was all the rage in 2009 after a 1,282- yard, 50-catch season the previous year. He was a top-10 pick the next year and failed to live up to expectations. Picking Foster No.1 is a bigger gamble than selecting Adrian Peterson or Chris Johnson.

    6) Many expects have Jamaal Charles in their top-four among running backs, but Thomas Jones got 245 carries last season and will continue to share in the workload. Barring injury, Jones' continued presence will limit Charles' touchdown total and the former Texas Longhorn star should be ranked in the second half of the top-10.

    7) Jonathan Stewart is a top-10 running back if DeAngelo Williams is playing somewhere else, but his current ADP according to fantasyfootballcalculator.com. is 45. If you are drafting early in the preseason, before Williams' 2011 destination is known, he's definitely worth the fourth-round pick as he could produce 1,400 yards and 12 TDs in a one-man backfield.

    8) Don't expect Roddy White's targets to drop just because the Atlanta Falcons traded up to get talented Julio Jones in the first round of this year's draft. White led all receivers in 2010 with 179 targets and 115 receptions and was second in yards receiving with 1,389. Jones' looks will come from the 73 targets aimed at Michael Jenkins and 53 for Harry Douglas last year. White is still a top-three fantasy receiver.

    9) Hakeem Nicks is a great receiver with top-notch red zone skills, but if Steve Smith is 100% healthy the two receivers will share the load equally. That means that Nicks' current ADP of 16.5, might be a bit too high and Smith's 80 ADP too low. The key, however, is Smith's health which after micro-fracture surgery is still unknown.

    10) Before selecting Larry Fitzgerald in the second round (current fantasyfootballcalculator.com ADP 23.6), you MUST know who will be throwing him the ball. Fitzgerald's reception total dropped to 90 and TDs to six in 2010, his lowest totals since an injured 2006 season, but his skills haven't deteriorated. If John Skelton is his quarterback, that's a problem. If it's Kevin Kolb or even Mark Bulger his numbers could return to "normal."

    Comments? Criticism? Applause? Contact Steve Schwarz at sschwarz@sportsnetwork.com.

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    Welcome to Great38 Tampa Bay WTTA-TV/DT - WFLA News Channel 8

    Welcome to Great38 Tampa Bay WTTA-TV/DT - WFLA News Channel 8

      Celebrating Music Education Spirit Week Video included

      Updated:

      We are celebrating kids who rock with Music Education Spirit Week! Lorri Naylor, a Lowry Elementary School teacher and a part of the Hillsborough County Elementary Music Educators Council, fills us in on the festivities.
      More>>

      • Great Stuff

      USF 'Young Innovator' creates anti-bully band Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, USF holds their Young Innovator Competition, encouraging kids between kindergarten and 8th grade to invent something new or improve upon something that already exists. Meet Alexis Martin, this year's winner. The Anti-Bully Band she invented is her plan to stop bullying. More>>

      Tournament to honor Spring Hill firefighter Video included

      Updated:

      In 2010, James Santella, a firefighter from Spring Hill, started having trouble putting his gear on. Shortly after, he was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
      More>>

      Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast 'Youth of the Year' Video included

      Updated:

      Boys and Girls Clubs play a vital role in communities across the country. Here in the Bay Area, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast serve as a safe place for local kids to learn and grow. Each year, they select somebody who promotes service to the club and shows strong moral character and academic success as their Youth of the Year. Recently, Kassindjaa Montague was given this honor. She sits down with Jenn to tell us her story. More>>

      Furry friends from Suncoast Animal League stop by Video included

      Updated:

      The Suncoast Animal League is a non-profit, no-kill, no-time limit animal rescue agency located in Palm Harbor. Executive Director Rick Chaboudy More>>

      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | February 14-15

      Updated:

      See 8 fun things happening this weekend in Tampa Bay!
      More>>

      News Now: Tampa Port Authority's President talks growth at the port Video included

      Updated:

      Port Tampa Bay just had their annual State of the Port Luncheon. This week Tampa Port Authority's President and CEO, Paul Anderson, stopped by to give us further insight.  More>>

      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | February 7-8 Video included

      Updated:

      See 8 fun things happening this weekend in Tampa Bay!
      More>>

      Deaf Literacy Center to hold first-ever silent dinner Video included

      Updated:

      For the first time ever in the Tampa Bay area, the Deaf Literacy Center is holding a 100% voices off silent dinner. Everybody working at the restaurant this evening will be deaf or hard of hearing, including servers, cashiers, and bartenders. The event is taking place on February 15th at 4pm at Farmer Boy Restaurant in Clearwater. Pattie Sanchez from The Diversity Initiative, Pinellas Public Library Cooperative's Deaf Literacy Coordinator Rosa Rodriguez, and volunteer/advocate Jenny Locy stop... More>>

      News Now: Media General CEO talks about his career, future for company Video included

      Updated:

      In December, LIN Media and Media General merged to create the second largest broadcasting company in the country. The former CEO and President of LIN Media, Vince Sadusky, was placed at the helm of the new and improved Media General. More>>

      Bill Schifino, Jr talks about being President-Elect of the Florida Bar Video included

      Updated:

      Earlier this month, Bill Schifino, Jr. was announced as the 2015-16 President-Elect of the Florida Bar. Schifino comes to this position with a strong resume. More>>

      Trio sets off on 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

      Updated:

      Joe Guthrie, Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, and Carlton Ward Jr. are embarking on a journey of a lifetime. The trio are setting off on a 70-day, 900 mile trek across the state???without any automobiles.
      More>>

      • Great 38More>>

      • Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Friday, January 16 2015 12:49 PM EST2015-01-16 17:49:27 GMT
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
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