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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>>

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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>>

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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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    Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Winning your fantasy is about getting the most out of all your selections. There are three possible results when you draft a player - he's a bargain, he gives you fair market value or he's a disappointment.

    Today we will give you seven players who we think won't live up to their Average Draft Position (ADP) and therefore will be a disappointment.

    Getting on this list doesn't necessarily mean they are going to have a bad year. Yes, a few won't post quality statistics. Sometimes, however, it simply means fantasy owners' have unrealistic expectations.

    Rashard Mendenhall, Pittsburgh - Those fantasy owners who only look at the season-ending statistics (1,273 yards rushing) may miss the boat on Mendenhall. Some statistics are misleading and this is one of them. With Ben Roethlisberger suspended for four games, Mendenhall carried the load for the Steelers offense, averaging 22.3 rushing attempts, 102.8 yards and one touchdown per contest. Then "Big Ben" returned, and for the remainder of the season Mendenhall averaged 19.6 carries and 71.8 yards -- and that included a game against the Buffalo Bills in late November in which he had 36 attempts and 151 yards. As long as Roethlisberger is healthy, Mendenhall's production will be limited and a top-10 draft position (current ADP 9) is too high.

    Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville - Fantasy owners have long memories. Many fondly remember Jones-Drew's 1,391-yard, 15 TD performance in 2009 and think he can recreate those statistics. Maybe if he was healthy, but that isn't the case. Jones-Drew will start the season off with a knee problem and they don't go away. He's about as high-risk a draft pick as it gets in 2011. At the very least you must "handcuff" MJD with Rashad Jennings (ADP 126), but I would recommend avoiding the Jaguars running backs all together.

    Darren McFadden, Oakland - McFadden finally played close to a full season last year (13 games) and finished fifth among running backs with 250 fantasy points. But dive deeper into the numbers and you will see that he scored 40% of those points in two monster 50+ point weeks. In the other 11 games he averaged a bit over 13 ppg. If you are in a head-to-head league, that is not the consistency you are looking for in a late-first, early-second round pick.

    Peyton Manning, Indianapolis - Manning never misses a game, but the outlook for 2011 is getting more pessimistic by the day. The man who likes to work long hours at practice has yet to take the field and on Wednesday the team signed a veteran quarterback in Kerry Collins. Why select the questionable Manning when you can have a healthy Philip Rivers, Drew Brees, Tony Romo or Matt Schaub for about the same price? If Manning misses just two games, is he that much better than the group mentioned above to regain all those lost points?

    Greg Jennings, Green Bay - Jennings had an excellent 2010 season (76-1,265-12) but its a matter of supply and demand in Green Bay. The Packers have so many quality receivers that quarterback Aaron Rodgers will need to keep happy that focusing on one wideout won't likely happen. Beside Jennings, the team has James Jones, Donald Driver and Jordy Nelson at wide receiver. Jermichael Finley returns at tight and he will demand many more targets than his fill- ins, Andrew Quarless and Donald Lee. Jennings will have a good year, but not a great one and as a late second-round pick (ADP 20) is too expensive.

    Ryan Mathews, San Diego - Fantasy owners are all over the board with Mathews. He's been drafted as high as the end of the second round and as low as a sixth-round selection. However, even as a fourth-round pick (ADP 45), he's a bit pricey. The Chargers are very happy with the work of Mike Tolbert and at 243 lbs is the perfect man inside the 10-yard line. He scored 11 times last year, all from eight yards-or-less and he'll play the same role in 2011. Nothing is worse than your running back carrying the load from 20-yard line to 20-yard line and then his replacement gets the touchdown. At No.45 you could have Knowshon Moreno or Beanie Wells who looks like he'll get a shot at being a "workhorse" in Arizona, now that Ryan Williams is out for the season.

    Cedric Benson, Cincinnati - With the veteran Carson Palmer at quarterback and quality receivers in Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens as a diversion, Benson could still only manage 3.5 ypc on 321 attempts. This year the passing game will be less of a threat with either rookie Andy Dalton or journeyman Bruce Gradkowski at the helm and a receiving corps of rookie A.J. Green, Jerome Simpson and Jordan Shipley. The result should be Benson facing eight-man fronts and a reduction in his productivity. Too much for a fifth-round pick who also may be facing a suspension for off-the-field issues.

    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.
      Out and About
      • Great StuffMore>>

      • Fog expected Thursday morning

        Fog expected Thursday morning

        Wednesday, March 4 2015 3:14 PM EST2015-03-04 20:14:39 GMT
        Wednesday night will be another very mild one. Temperatures will remain in the mid to upper 60s with mostly clear skies.
        Wednesday night will be another very mild one. Temperatures will remain in the mid to upper 60s with mostly clear skies.
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