On the radar
By Times Staff Writer
Published January 7, 2008
Televangelist takes his show to the internet
No television time? No problem. Bill Keller, the St. Petersburg televangelist who had run-ins with three local television stations last year over the content and format of his shows, plans to take his Live Prayer call-in program to the Internet tonight. In his new venture, Keller will broadcast at LivePrayer.com from 10 p.m. to midnight. Keller, 49, who plans to air the show from a warehouse in Largo, will follow the same format he used during his multi-year run on several bay area stations. This week's discussion topics include critical looks at the possibility of a Mitt Romney presidency, Islam and Oprah Winfrey, whom Keller has called a "new-age witch." "The only difference is I don't have to get any more phone calls at 3 in the morning from CBS executives saying, 'You can't talk about this anymore,'" Keller said.
Photography talk to focus on nature
Photographer Donna Bollenbach will talk about capturing the beauty of the outdoors Tuesday in a talk suitable for beginners and seasoned shooters alike. The "Art of Nature Photography" is part of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve's Natural History Speaker Series. The free event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center, 1101 Country Club Way S. Call (727) 893-7326 for more information.
Robotics contest will be Saturday
Teams gather Saturday morning for a Lego robotics tournament at Armwood High School, a qualifying event for the Feb. 17 Florida championship at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne. The public can watch for free. Registration starts at 7 a.m., followed by an opening parade at 8:30 a.m., the competition at 9:10 a.m. and an awards ceremony at 4:15 p.m. Armwood High is at 12000 E U.S. 92 in Seffner. On the Web, visit robotics.iraezor.net for more information.