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  1. Top things to do for Jan. 31

    Events

    Gasparilla Pirate Fest Invasion: Join thousands lining the downtown waterfront around 11:30 a.m. to watch the spectacle as fully-rigged pirate ship Jose Gasparilla sails in. The ship docks and the mayor surrenders the key to the city at about 1 p.m., Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. Then …

    Gasparilla Parade.  Susan Welsh of Ye Loyal Krewe of Grace O'Malley yells to the crowds along Bayshore Boulevard during the Parade of Pirates Saturday (2/7/2004).
  2. Saturday's letters: Patriotism, pollution don't mix

    Letters

    Bush signals focus on economy | Jan. 24

  3. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 1

    Events

    Last Chance to Ride Gwazi: Today is the final day for those who love rattle along in the dueling wooden rollercoaster at Busch Gardens before it permanently closes. The park is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa. $95, $90 for ages 3-9. (813) 987-5600; www.buschgardens.com.

  4. Ex-rap mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested in deadly hit-and-run

    Music & Concerts

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Marion "Suge" Knight, the former music mogul who created one of hip-hop's leading labels and became the impresario of gangster rap, was arrested early Friday on suspicion of hitting and killing a man with his truck and then fleeing the crash near Los Angeles.

  5. Rumbling into retirement

    Attractions

    Lynn Maureen Spies says she has ridden Gwazi, Busch Gardens' wooden roller coaster, more times than she can remember.

    Gwazi Sunset: Gwazi is riding into the sunset on February 1, 2015, Busch Gardens spokesman Travis Claytor confirms. 

Credit – Busch Gardens Tampa

    Commission on Ethics the latest to be asked to look at Bailey ouster

    A day after State Attorney Willie Meggs took a pass on investigating the ouster of Gerald Bailey from commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, a Villages resident asked if the Florida Commission on Ethics cared to take a look at what happened....

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    Derrick Brooks, left, and Dexter Jackson clown around during the Bucs' final walkthrough of Qualcomm Stadium in preparation for Super Bowl XXXVII.

    Ex-Buc Dexter Jackson still savors MVP day at Super Bowl

    It was 12 years ago this week that safety Dexter Jackson earned MVP honors in the Bucs' Super Bowl win over the Raiders, and as dominating as Tampa Bay's defensive dominance was that day, he swears he saw it coming....

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    February is chock full of fashion happenings! There's a spring trend showcase, trunk show and model open call -- just to name a few.

    Don't let these February fashion events pass you by

    Is it just me, or is 2015 just whizzing by at warp speed? I can still taste Christmas dinner, and yet Sunday marks the start of the second month of the year....

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