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U.S. ag secretary: Cuba trade could grow by hundreds of millions

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack predicts U.S. trade with Cuba could rebound from its current $300 million to close to $500 million with Florida among the states capitalizing the most. …

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Judge frustrated with long delays in Adam Matos' quadruple murder case

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Casting call goes out for 'Infiltrator' with Bryan Cranston

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  1. Family Stone takes Friday Blast higher

    Events

    CLEARWATER — Drummer Greg Errico remembered the rainy night in 1969 when Sly and the Family Stone performed at Woodstock.

    The Family Stone, featuring members of Sly and the Family Stone — Jerry Martini, Cynthia Robinson and Greg Errico — will perform at Blast Friday in downtown Clearwater tonight.
  2. Kayaking classes among new initiatives at Clearwater parks

    Features

    CLEARWATER

    It took 15 minutes for Bill Harris to get hooked.

    New kayakers try out an assortment of vessels — sit-on-top, sit-in, single and double kayaks — and receive instruction on how to use them on a recent Saturday at Cliff Stephens Park in Clearwater.
  3. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 30

    Events

    Gasparilla Pre-Invasion Party with the Commodores: The late '70s funk and soul group, the Commodores headline the new Gasparilla warm up party with the Atlanta Rhythm Section and Daniel B. Marshall opening. 6 p.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $30.

  4. Investors, artists, businesses merge as Warehouse Arts District gains momentum

    Economic Development

    ST. PETERSBURG — It's not just artists who see the potential of the Warehouse Arts District. A Polish vodka distillery, a high-tech company, a custom furnituremaker and a real estate investor who spent $1.7 million buying up property last year see it too.

    “It’s an art project and also a community development project and an economic driver for the community at large,” Warehouse District Association president Mark Aeling said of the area.
  5. Ruth: Suicide prevention nets logical addition to Sunshine Skyway

    Columns

    It is one of the oldest public safety axioms: That if doing X, Y or Z will save but only one life, just one, then whatever the proposal, it is still worth the cost and effort to implement.

    Gov. Rick Scott defends his staff in face of Cabinet criticism

    Gov. Rick Scott expressed confidence in his staff Thursday, dismissing the notion that they are responsible for the controversy caused by the hurried dismissal of former Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey....

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

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    Because I am drunk with power, to illustrate parenthood you get this photo of John Travolta and Kirstie Alley from Look Who's Talking Too, the one where Roseanne voiced the baby girl and we all didn't know what to believe in anymore.

    MOMS AND DADS: Get half off diapers when you join Amazon Mom

    I think it's the natural result of being in the 30s, but I am experiencing a wave of friends with babies, friends having babies, friends thinking of having babies, babies being babies. My first nephew was born this year, too. He looks like Winston Churchill and is rad. ...

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