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Victim in unsolved 1979 New York homicide identified as Brooksville girl


  1. What's Melissa Kite reading?



    Melissa Kite

    We recently caught up with Kite, 43, a columnist for the British magazine the Spectator. Kite, who admits an obsession with comedy that ranges from 30 Rock and Curb Your Enthusiasm to her own country's Monty Python, recently released her memoir, …

    Melissa Kite is a columnist for the British magazine the “Spectator.” Kite recently released her memoir, “The Art of Not Having It All: True Stories of Men, Sex and Other Disasters.”
  2. At Busch Gardens, baby gorilla's new name is ...


    Since "totes cutie" and "adorbs" weren't among the choices, Busch Gardens' Facebook fans have picked Enzi as the name of the baby male gorilla born a month ago at the Tampa theme park. Enzi means "power" in Swahili, which beat out Birungi, meaning "bringer of good things," and Bem, meaning "peace." The baby gorilla was …

    Fans on Facebook voted on a name for this baby Gorilla: Enzi. [Busch Gardens Tampa]
  3. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 27


    Merle Haggard: The legendary singer celebrates 50 years in show business with his longtime country band the Strangers. Show is 7:30 p.m. at Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. $39.50-$69.50. (727) 893-7832.

  4. #CookClub recipe No. 34: Lemon-Yogurt Cupcakes with Blueberry Preserves (w/ video)


    It's fun to pick on Martha Stewart. The spun sugar concoctions. The multi-step recipes. The endless search for perfection.

    #CookClub recipe No. 34 is Lemon-Yogurt Cupcakes with Blueberry Preserves. This dish would be a lovely offering for a bridal or baby shower, or a potluck dessert for a dinner party. [JANET KEELER   |   TIMES]
  5. Read and Feed: a Keema Beef Curry recipe for 'Family Life'


    BOOK: Akhil Sharma worked for 13 years on his latest novel, Family Life, and the reason for his extended labors will be obvious to anyone who has experienced an unexpected family tragedy.

    Keema Beef Curry brings together the tastes of America and India, making it the perfect dish to serve when reading Family Life, about a family who moves from India to Queens, N.Y.

    Fla. GOP senator files major medical-marijuana bill

    Florida medical physicians would be allowed to prescribe "medical-grade" marijuana to needy patients under a major cannabis bill filed Monday by a top Florida Republican state senator....


    NFL Mock Draft Monday: Jameis Winston? Marcus Mariota? Someone else?



    Ring the alarm! Cheap boots.

    Big sale on boots at Zulily

    This morning we're thanking our stars that we live in Florida and not the northeast, which is buckling down for a mighty blizzard. (Bliz-zard [noun]: a severe snowstorm that goes on for a long time.)...