| Sep 23, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Endangered sea corals seized several months ago by federal border agents in Florida are now being used as educational tools in the National Aquarium's new blacktip reef shark exhibit.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the illegal shipment...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Carnival Cruise Lines is following the gameplan that theme parks have mastered, offering up big-name musical acts to drum up business.
The Carnival Live Concert Series was announced Thursday with acts such as Jennifer Hudson, Jewel, Lady Antebellum and...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:53 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott tomorrow will recommend $35 million in new spending on projects at Port Canaveral, Port Everglades and Port of Tampa.
Scott is slated to announce the proposal during a speech at the American Association of Port Authority's...
| May 24, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Gov. Rick Scott signed HB 283, a measure that removes several regulations for Florida's ports, during a visit to the Port of Tampa Wednesday morning. “As the best place for international companies to import and export their products, Florida’s...
| Jul 15, 2010
| 5:54 PM
My apologies to those of you reading this over breakfast, because today's edition of the Friday files involves thieves, dog poop, strippers and something even more unappetizing: politicians.
Jerks-of-the-month. That award goes to whoever stole the...
| Sep 24, 2010
TAMPA -- Sandwiched between the shoe-boxy Tampa Museum of Art and busy Ashley Drive, the new Glazer Children's Museum is like a three-story, 53,000-square-foot toy chest and playhouse.
In the museum's spacious new home -- it moved from Lowry Park to...
| Sep 24, 2010
TAMPA -- If your children are driving you crazy taking things apart to see how they work, playing make-believe or using every scrap of paper for art projects, there's a new place in downtown Tampa that will let them channel their energy.
| Mar 2, 2011
| 6:55 AM
TAMPA, Fla. — For travelers in town for spring training games, Davis Islands already makes for a fine side trip, with its picturesque marina, quaint restaurants and shops, and views of the bay. Now that Yankees great Derek Jeter lives there,...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 9:49 AM
Located within 500 miles of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico and Western Caribbean islands, the Port of Tampa is an ideal departure point for seven-day or shorter cruises to Cozumel, Costa Maya, Roatan, Belize City, Grand Cayman and other Western Caribbean...
| Jan 3, 2012
The winter cruising season is well under way, and that means the southern ports are filling up with returning cruise ships with trips to warmer climes through next April. For those playing at home, here's a roundup by port of which ships are sailing...
| Mar 22, 2009
Gov. Charlie Crist tailgated and watched this year's Super Bowl in Tampa, then boarded a 10-seat corporate jet the next morning for a quick trip back to Tallahassee, his schedule shows.
He flew courtesy of Dr. Steven M. Scott, of Boca Raton, founder of a...
| Jan 4, 2010
TAMPA, Fla. — Dave Pagano started his life as a pirate a few years back wearing a white linen shirt with puffy sleeves and open neckline.
Then he bought a bandanna, a dredlock wig, a musket replica, a sword, a knife, and this year, $500 worth of...