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A Santa flight academy? Malls pull out stops to counter online shopping
Santa's Flight Academy at International Plaza and Bay Street in Tampa.
[ALESSANDRA DA PRA   |   Times]
TAMPA — One of Santa's helpers warns the grown ups to stand back. Sawyer Baker is about to be fitted for his virtual flight academy suit.The four-year-old from Safety Harbor holds his arms straight out, just like he's told, and sees a moving,...
Tampa police Chief Brian Dugan speaks about the Seminole Heights killings at an NAACP general meeting at the Seminole Heights Branch Library in Tampa on Thursday.
Black residents question arrest spike during search for Seminole Heights killer
Dr. Ferdie Pacheco enjoys an exchange with his wife Lusita during lunch with friends in Miami. Pacheco, born in Miami, achieved fame in the world of boxing but his interests stretched far beyond it. [Times file, 2013]
Ferdie Pacheco, the 'Fight Doctor' and Muhammad Ali's physician, dead at 89
Photographs embedded in tombstones are among the attractions of The Old Cemetery near Ybor City, operated by the organization Centro Espa??ol. One of them pays tribute to former tobacco maker Eduardo Pividal. [Special to the Times]
Restoration work to start on historic Centro Español cemetery near Ybor City

Fun Fact

Opinion

Oh, Florida! We should all be thankful for the lady accused of shoplifting while dressed as a turkey

The other day, I had a lovely chat with a lady who was arrested on charges of shoplifting ... while she was dressed as a turkey.

I guess you could say that she's been accused of doing the...

Perspective: A link between alcohol and cancer? It's not nearly as scary as it seems
Selected readings from the left and from the right
Perspective: How the 'Shalane Flanagan Effect' works
Editorial: Wage hike for contractors' labor misguided
A New York Times editorial: Rethinking the president's nuclear trigger

Offbeat

Man gets his dying wish: To be buried with cheesesteaks
A Pennsylvania man who always joked that he wanted to take something to eat when he died has gotten his wish _ two cheesesteaks
'Cone Weed' gets Christmas makeover in North Carolina town
Billionaire Norwegian given $30,400 drunken driving fine
McDonald's drive-thru window break-in: Suspect surrenders
California woman leads officers on second chase in 2 days
Man in Las Vegas _ the 1 in New Mexico _ pens Amazon HQ song