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3:52 p.m. — Tony "The Birdman" Beck walked the parade route with a colorful pair of parrots. A kiss from one of the birds was free, but to get a photo with the parrots cost rev …

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  1. Floridian: The state you're in

    Human Interest

    Big Numbers

    3: Florida's national rank by population, having just passed New York

     

    Louis Armstrong appearing at the Manhattan Casino on March 3, 1957. Times photo by Bob Moreland.
  2. St. Petersburg Opera delights with its take on 'Barber of Seville'

    Stage

    ST. PETERSBURG — Everyone knows the refrain: "Figaro, Figaro, Figaro!"

    Blake Friedman as Count Almaviva, Gabriel Preisser as Figaro, Megan Marino as Rosina, Tony Dillon as Dr. Bartolo and Todd Donovan as Don Basilio in St. Petersburg Opera’s The Barber of Seville.
  3. Busch Gardens' Gwazi roller coaster's final run Sunday (w/video)

    Florida

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

    Gwazi is the largest and fastest “dueling” wooden roller coaster in the Southeast. Ridership has been lagging.
  4. Tell Me About It: Sister doesn't want to be a godmother

    Relationships

    Sister doesn't want to be a godmother

  5. Editorial: Positive step forward on medical marijuana

    Editorials

    The effort to legalize medical marijuana in Florida has found its rightful home in the Florida Legislature. Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, has introduced promising legislation that would make the drug legal for patients with specific medical conditions who have not found pain relief through traditional medicine. …

    The effort to legalize medical marijuana in Florida has found its rightful home in the Florida Legislature. Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, has introduced promising legislation that would make the drug legal for patients with specific medical conditions who have not found pain relief through traditional medicine.

    Rand Paul says Bush is a hypocrite over marijuana use

    Sen. Rand Paul says it's hypocritical for Jeb Bush to oppose legalizing marijuana given that Bush smoked a fair amount at prep school....

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    Brooks endorses Winston for the Bucs

    Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has convinced the best player in Bucs history he should be Tampa Bay's No. 1 overall draft pick....

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    Dress destined for Katie's closet, $13.99 on this sale.

    Extra half off sale stuff at Gap

    Yikes. As a happy little treat for your weekend, Gap seems to be practically giving things away. ...

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