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  1. For women in the Pinellas County Jail, the Red Tent room offers tears, growth, hope

    Human Interest

    Editor's note: The four-hour Red Tent Project session was recorded. The women's words have been edited for length and clarity.


    Pinellas County Jail inmates Amanda Casler, left, and Yalira M. Perez have a light moment at a Red Tent Project meeting at the jail in December. Perez, 26, is in jail for forgery. “I’ve been rejected all my life, and I’m used to it,” she says. “I’m a loving, giving person. But I belittle myself, and I deserve that.”
  2. Top things to do for Jan. 31


    Gasparilla Pirate Fest Invasion: Join thousands lining the downtown waterfront around 11:30 a.m. to watch the spectacle as fully-rigged pirate ship Jose Gasparilla sails in. The ship docks and the mayor surrenders the key to the city at about 1 p.m., Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. Then …

    Gasparilla Parade.  Susan Welsh of Ye Loyal Krewe of Grace O'Malley yells to the crowds along Bayshore Boulevard during the Parade of Pirates Saturday (2/7/2004).
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  4. 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;

  5. Ex-rap mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested in deadly hit-and-run

    Music & Concerts

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Marion "Suge" Knight, the former music mogul who created one of hip-hop's leading labels and became the impresario of gangster rap, was arrested early Friday on suspicion of hitting and killing a man with his truck and then fleeing the crash near Los Angeles.

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    Derrick Brooks, left, and Dexter Jackson clown around during the Bucs' final walkthrough of Qualcomm Stadium in preparation for Super Bowl XXXVII.

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    Extra half off sale stuff at Gap

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