TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Monday, August 6.
(1) Delmer Smith murder trial
Opening arguments in the murder trial of Delmer Smith III are scheduled for to begin in Bradenton on Monday.
Smith is accused of murdering Kathleen Briles with a sewing machine during a robbery attempt in August 2009.
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Smith. He is already serving a life sentence for kidnapping a Sarasota woman.
Investigators say Smith randomly chose to rob the Briles home. Some items were taken from the house during the murder. Briles' family told detectives that items found in a storage unit Smith used came from her home.
(2) MetroRapid North-South groundbreaking
HART holds a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday for the new MetroRapid North-South project.
The system will use a GPS-based technology at selected signalized intersections to shorten red lights to keep MetroRapid buses operating on time.
The technology is expected to improve travel-time savings by 10 to 15 percent.
MetroRapid's 59 station stops will be spaced out every 2,600 to 4,000 feet along the 17.5 mile corridor from downtown Tampa to Telecom Park west on I-75 on Fletcher Avenue. That is between two and five times the average distance of currently HART bus stops.
Stops feature bicycle racks at each MetroRapid station and ticket vending machines at major stations.
The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 11:00 a.m. at the southeast corner of Nebraska Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Tampa.
For more information about HART MetroRapid, visit www.goHART.org/metrorapid .
(3) Clearwater dolphins public art exhibition
The Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce will put on display a series of 6-feet-tall fiberglass dolphins in Clearwater Beach beginning on Monday.
A total of 50 dolphins will be displayed at Pier 60 Park through September 4, until after the conclusion of the Republican National Convention. Local artists uniquely decorated every one of the dolphins.
The Chamber decided upon dolphins in tribute to Clearwater Beach's famous dolphin, Winter.
Winter lives at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Her story was the basis of last year's Dolphin Tale movie.
For more information, visit www.clearwaterflorida.org/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=1606 .
(4) Cuts for Kids
Remington College begins offering free back-to-school haircuts at its Tampa Campus on Monday.
The Cuts for Kids program will give complimentary haircuts for children ages 17 and under.
The haircuts will be given by instructors and students in the Remington College-Tampa Campus' cosmetology program.
"Cuts for Kids allows us to help parents save some money on back-to-school expenses and helps children look and feel their best when they go back to school." said Ken Heinemann, Remington College-Tampa Campus President.
To schedule an appointment call The Salon at Remington at (813) 316-4470. Walk-ins are also welcome.
The salon hours are 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Mondays to Thursdays and Saturdays, and 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Fridays.
The Salon at Remington is located at 6302 E. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Suite 400 in Tampa.
(5) Ted Nugent in concert
Rock guitarist Ted Nugent, dubbed the Motor City Madman, plays Ruth Eckerd Hall on Monday night.
Recognized as one of the world's leading rock 'n' roll guitarists, Nugent is known for such songs as Journey to the Center of the Mind, Stranglehold, Cat Scratch Fever, High Enough and Fred Bear.
Since his career began in 1958, Nugent has released more than 34 albums and sold more than 30 million records.
Nugent's visit to the Tampa Bay area comes three weeks before the Republican National Convention. The 63-year-old is a strong supporter of Republican politicians. He endorsed Mitt Romney for President in March.
For more information, about tonight's concert, call (727) 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com .
To learn more about Ted Nugent, visit his official website at www.tednugent.com .
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