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  1. Travolta thrills Clearwater crowd with donation


    CLEARWATER — John Travolta was complimenting Saturday's audience at the Capitol Theatre for supporting the arts with their attendance, when the announcement came that $38,000 was raised for the Marcia P. Hoffman School for the Arts.

    Actor John Travolta appears on the red carpet on Saturday evening at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater for a screening of his new movie, The Forger.
  2. Florida Orchestra presents diverse set at latest concert


    Three different sorts of musical stories comprised the Florida Orchestra's concert Friday evening in Tampa, one more deeply pleasing than the rest.

    The Florida Orchestra performing in 2013 at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. [LARA CERRI  |  Times]
  3. Tell Me About It: Couple's registry embarrasses family


    Q: I'm hoping you can calm my panic: I just got the "save the date" for my brother's wedding, and it has directions to their "wedding website" — which is a "fund our honeymoon" page! My parents are backpacking outside of cell service, but I have to imagine if they had known about this they would have said …

  4. Editorial: Positive news on slowing Medicare costs


    Targeted Medicare cuts by the Obama administration, waste reduction and a shift toward rewarding efficient care have produced positive results. The Medicare cost report released this week shows that per-patient expenses have all but stabilized. Meanwhile, a refreshing bipartisan agreement in Congress has put doctor …

    A refreshing bipartisan Medicare agreement in Congress has put doctor payments on a more sensible trajectory.
  5. Column: Bill makes it harder for children to find a home


    There are few things more heart-wrenching than a child in need of a family. Unfortunately, in Florida, as in all states, there are too many children in foster care who lack a stable, loving family to care for and nurture them. Finding a suitable foster or adoptive home can be a challenge, particularly for older children …

    Bucs used St. Attorney's office to background check Winston

    The Bucs exhaustive background check of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston included discussions with Georgia Cappleman, the assistant state's attorney for Leon County, the Times confirmed....


    DOC says whiste-blower testimony was erased because it allegedly violated HIPAA

    Doug GlissonThe Department of Corrections concluded that the name of an inmate should be erased from the video testimony of an whistle-blower at a Senate committee because of federal HIPAA privacy laws, an agency spokesman told the Herald/Times....


    For starters, Rays vs. Yankees

    DEVELOPING: The Rays will be back at Tropicana Field today to finish a three-game series with the Yankees. Tampa Bay lost the first two but will try to rebound with RHP Matt Andriese (0-0, 3.86) against RHP Michael Pineda (1-0, 5.11). ...