REP. ROSS: U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross hasn’t held an open town hall meeting since he faced busloads of hecklers February in what a political science professor calls an ambush. Instead, he has hosted conference calls to hear from constituents, prompting some voters to ask just who gets invited.

MUSIC/DANCE: Tuesday’s Imperial Symphony Orchestra concert will spotlight a collaboration in which Florida Dance Theatre performs new choreography telling the story of “Tom Sawyer” set to Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring.”

CRIME BEAT: A Lakeland man faces charges of exploiting a disabled person (The version currently online is less detailed than the print article) | A school bus driver was arrested on child abuse charges involving a special-needs child.

BASKETBALL: Lakeland Magic, 105, Canton Charge 100

FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Lakeland 17, Winter Haven 13 | Hillsborough 14, Lake Gibson 9 | Victory Christian 12, Zephyrhills Christian 0 | Calvary Christian 24, Lakeland Christian 10

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Barry Friedman founded in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.

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