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OCCUPIERS GLITTER-BOMB SANTORUM

Rick Santorum was trying to sparkle in the eyes of Florida voters - but not like this. The GOP presidential candidate was covered in glitter after three Occupy Tampa protesters threw a glitter bomb at him Monday during a planned speech at a Lady Lake American Legion Hall. This is the third glitz blitz Santorum has faced in almost as many weeks. Glitter bombing has been used to protest staunch opposition to gay rights. On Monday, Lake County deputies carried two men off the premises, and later returned for a third. One shouted "stop the hate" as he threw a fist full of shimmery stuff at Santorum. The other declared "Rick Santorum is a homophobe" as deputies carried them away. Glenn Costa, Joseph Perry and Michael Fernandez told officials they were part of the Occupy Tampa movement and had come to protest Santorum's position on gay issues. They were given trespass warnings.

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'Mummies of the World' coming to Tampa

The "Mummies of the World" exhibit will make its Florida premiere this spring at the Museum of Science & Industry in Tampa, and now is the time to line up tickets for the highly anticipated attraction. The exhibit, now in Charlotte, N.C., after visiting Los Angeles and Philadelphia, is the world's largest touring collection of mummies. It opens April 27, but tickets are on sale now and the museum strongly suggests reservations. The exhibition is timed-entry, so visitors will be asked to select the time and date of their visit. Tickets can be purchased at (813) 987-6000. It runs through Sept. 3.

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