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Quadriplegic woman weighs in on talking and texting cell phone ban

Quadriplegic woman weighs in on talking and texting cell phone ban

TAMPA, Florida - It's a first for the federal government: a call to ban you from talking or texting while you drive. You wouldn't be allowed to talk on the phone hands free either while you're behind the wheel.

The National Transportation Safety Board issued the call for action on Tuesday. Officials with the NTSB say they had to do something drastic because in 2010 some 3,092 deaths were caused by distracting drivers.

Saturday is Five Dollar Day at MOSI!

Saturday is Five Dollar Day at MOSI!

Tampa, FL - On Saturday, Dec. 3, the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) is offering all visitors admission to MOSI for only $5.

Five Dollar Day allows guests access to MOSI exhibit galleries, including The Amazing You exhibition, TARGET AMERICA: Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause, Kids In Charge! and a 3-D film in The Coleman Science Works Theater.

Admission also includes one standard IMAX® Dome Theatre ticket to Rescue, an inspirational and exciting film about international response to humanitarian crises.

Crazy Chemical Concoctions Winter Break Camp

Crazy Chemical Concoctions Winter Break Camp

Find out how chemistry affects our everyday lives in this half-day camp loaded with hands-on activities and cool demonstrations.

Your little chemist will work with real lab tools, conduct experiments with all the states of matter, and even create chemical works of art.

This camp is for children 6-12 years old.

Daily themes include: Chemistry Club, Reaction Time, Chemical Combo, Super Cool Concoctions, and Crazy Chem-mistry.

Classes are held at the Aquatic Club in FishHawk Ranch, located at 6930 Osprey Ridge Drive, Lithia, FL

Use your phone to find out what's going on in Ybor

Use your phone to find out what's going on in Ybor

Tampa, FL -- The people behind the website YborEvents.com have now made it easy for you to follow everything that's happening in Latin Quarter on your phone.

Below is a release sent out explain how it works:

Traffic app helps holiday shoppers

Before you head out to the mall this year for Christmas shopping keep in mind that you can take a look at what traffic looks like before you get on the highway.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has an app for that.

The Florida 511 app now features traffic camera views that show crashes, congestion and other incidents on all of Florida's interstates and roll roads. The app uses the iPhone's GPS tracking to provide you with traffic information within miles of your location.

Target America

Target America

Tampa, FL -- Target America is ‘Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause’. 

This interactive exhibit on the costs and consequences of illegal drugs is on display at MOSI for until Sept. 3, 2012. 

Target America’s exhibit content and the educational materials will enhance the drug prevention programs occurring in your schools and provide a safe environment to create awareness about the damages drugs cause in our communities and in children.