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  1. Sunday letters: Film subsidies a flop for taxpayers


    Hillsborough okays incentive for movie | Jan. 8

  2. 70 years after Auschwitz liberation, a survivor remembers (w/video)


    JERUSALEM — Marta Wise was ill and emaciated when she heard the distant sound of soldiers marching toward Auschwitz. The 10-year-old Slovakian Jew assumed it was German troops coming to get her, but once she saw the red stars on their uniforms she realized they were Russian.

    Marta Wise holds a photo, showing her with about a dozen children standing behind a row of barbed wire, that has become an iconic image of the Holocaust.
  3. Review: Florida Orchestra finds a match in 'Romeo And Juliet'


    TAMPA — Well, hey. Even a world-class orchestra can suffer the perils of the dreaded "technical difficulties."

  4. Tell Me About It: Venue loses it's luster after friend books it


    Q: I did some research and found my perfect wedding venue: not expensive, halfway between his family and mine, lodging on site, in the woods . . . I got all excited about it and told a girlfriend of mine. She has been engaged for over a year, and they have been saving for the ceremony.

  5. Look who's turning 85: Clint Eastwood, Sean Connery …


    BY STEVE PERSALL | Times Movie Critic

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    Jeb Bush tests a stump speech in San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In his first public event since taking steps toward a presidential run, Jeb Bush on Friday called on political leaders to overhaul the country's immigration and education systems, increase job training programs and ease energy regulations to spur economic growth....


    Former player says Bajakian will have Bucs QBs prepared

    Dan LeFevour left Central Michigan in 2009 as the NCAA career leader with 150 total touchdowns, and he remains the only player in I-A history with 12,000 passing yards and 2,500 rushing yards. His offensive coordinator for his last three years was Mike Bajakian, who was announced Thursday as the Bucs' new QBs coach....


    A gruesome garment featured on QVC sparked the world's most epic argument about the moon's merits as a star versus planet. The answer's up for debate, but most scientists say neither.

    QVC debate: Is the moon a star or planet?

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