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Links for the Times for April 25: Muvico threatens to sue St. Petersburg



Muvico Muvico threatens to sue the city
The company that owns and operates the movie theater at BayWalk is again saying the theater could close. Fort Lauderdale-based Muvico also says it is preparing to sue the city for mishandling downtown St. Petersburg's entertainment and shopping complex.

Backstory: BayWalk's Muvico theaters and the city

Don't forget: Stay off I-275
If you don't enjoy the kind of traffic that makes you want to scream, pull out your hair or, worse, someone else's, then follow our advice: Avoid Interstate 275 northbound between the Howard Frankland Bridge and downtown Tampa this weekend. | Map: The place to stay away from. (PDF)

Senate unanimously approves prescription drug tracking
After years of stalled efforts to stop prescription-drug abuse and slow the state's growing pain clinic industry, the Florida Senate on Friday passed legislation to create a statewide monitoring system to track those ''doctor shopping'' for addictive pills. | Special report: Deadly combinations (2008)

Consumer's Edge: Can't afford prescriptions? Try these programs

No second chance
Young prison inmates sentenced as kids remain in limbo as the Second Chance Act is blocked in committee in the Florida Legislature. | Previous coverage: For young people in prison, life sentence can mean no parole

Natural gas company fined for damage to sea grass beds
State environmental regulators announced Friday that they are fining a natural gas company more than $200,000 for killing sea grass beds in Tampa Bay. | Interactive: Learn where the pipeline is, how it's built and how it will be put into use.

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