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Suzanne and Brian Olsen of the Anna Maria Island Privateers trade pirate treasure with Bruce Snider, left, of Ye Mystic Krewe of the Santa Margarita before the start of the 2011 Chasco Fiesta Street Parade in New Port Richey. Times files (2011)

For Krewe on the outside, Gasparilla 2015 parade politics a mystery

TAMPA — For the past five years, the Anna Maria Island Privateers haven't been allowed to march in the Gasparilla Pirate Festival parade. Sometimes the reason was clear — new parade rules mandated floats be towed instead of driven, for example. Other years, the explanation got murkier. "They told us they had too ma …

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