Saturday, January 20, 2018
News Roundup

A girl's guide to best consumer choices in Florida

Editor's note: Columnist Ernest Hooper's daughter, Madelyn, 10, subs for Dad as he takes the weekend off for Father's Day.

Vs. — which side are you on?

Justice vs. P.S. Aeropostale: If you like clothes with glitz and glamor with glitter splashed all over them for your daughters, Justice is the place. If not, make the drive to Lakeland Square's P.S. Aeropostale, where there is style, but no glitter. I prefer P.S. Aeropostale. When you grow older, glitter is too childish. …

Magic Kingdom vs. Hollywood Studios: If you're coming from a place outside of Florida, and it's your first experience at Disney, you're most likely to pick Magic Kingdom because it has Cinderella's Castle, the wonderful parades and the "Mountain" rides: Space, Splash and Thunder.

But if you're a Floridian, pick Hollywood Studios. It has more things relating to the real world. I like the American Idol Experience, the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster and Toy Story Mania. …

Mirror Mirror vs. Snow White and the Huntsman: Mirror Mirror took a funnier approach on the Snow White history. Snow White and the Huntsman followed the origins more, even though it portrayed it as a horror film. I enjoyed them both, but the darker angle of Huntsman gave a new twist that I loved. Still, it may be too scary for young kids. The queen ate a crow. …

Madelyn vs. Mom and Dad. I want to go to the One Direction concert June 29. My parents say, "You're too young."

But when I'm older, another band will be cool and they will be old news. My solution? Make my older brothers take me. They won't be happy, but my parents should let me go.

That's all I'm saying.

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Diver from Dover dies in treacherous Eagle’s Nest cave

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Updated: 21 minutes ago
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Updated: 29 minutes ago
Orchestra sets off fireworks in the brassy ‘Sinfonietta’

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Updated: 3 hours ago
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Updated: 9 hours ago

Bicyclist dead after being hit by car in Pinellas Park

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Updated: 9 hours ago

Motorcyclist crashes into Subaru while trying to flee Pinellas deputies

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Updated: 9 hours ago

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Updated: 10 hours ago
Editorial: Too soon for Tampa Bay to settle for buses over light rail

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Published: 01/20/18

Scott appoints prosecutor, Clearwater lawyer to Pinellas-Pasco judicial vacancies

Gov. Rick Scott appointed two Tampa Bay lawyers to fill judicial vacancies in the Pinellas-Pasco circuit, his office announced Friday.Christopher LaBruzzo, 42, is an assistant state attorney at the Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney’s Office. A Tulane Uni...
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