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  1. Saturday's letters: Patriotism, pollution don't mix


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


    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;

  3. Rumbling into retirement


    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
  4. Historian Gary Mormino receives lifetime achievement award


    For Gary Mormino, winning the Florida Humanities Council's 2015 Florida Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing "came out of the blue sky."

    Author Gary Mormino, pictured in his office in 2012, is the co-founder of the Florida studies program at USF St. Petersburg.
  5. Tell Me About It: Boyfriend's gift was meant for another


    Q: I have been dating a man for about six months now. We exchanged gifts for Christmas and I do not know what to make of what I received. He gave me earrings he clearly bought on a trip he took a good six months before he met me. We did not open gifts in front of each other and I have not said anything other than …

    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....


    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....


    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....