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  1. Lacking its orca buzz, SeaWorld still aims to reverse visitor, revenue declines for theme parks


    For a theme park company that easily could have been financially mauled by years of bad publicity, SeaWorld Entertainment is showing surprising resilience.

    SeaWorld Entertainment CEO Joel Manby is trying to restructure the company's SeaWorld theme parks without the benefit of the Shamu brand and its historically popular killer whale shows. SeaWorld's stock price is trading at a high since the new year began but is well below its share prices of 2013. SeaWorld Entertainment owns the Busch Gardens theme parks. [AP Photo/Richard Drew]
  2. Persall: It would be a mistake for 'La La Land' to win big at the Oscars


    The likeliest best picture winner at Sunday's Academy Awards is the worst mistake voters could make.

    Janelle Monae, left, Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer star in Hidden Figures, whose three nominations include Spencer for best supporting actress.
  3. Carlton: Ybor City to loose that distinctive, century-old smell of roasting coffee


    The smell is rich, warm, slightly nutty — almost but not quite burned. It's a smell that is as much a part of Ybor City as the roosters that strut with impunity across its historic brick streets, as Ybor as a pressed Cuban and a steamy cup of cafe con leche.

    Naviera Coffee Mills, which has operated in Ybor City since 1921 and has filled the local air with the aroma of freshly roasted coffee, has outgrown its current home and will be relocating to a larger facility in east Tampa. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]
  4. What you need to know for Wednesday, Feb. 22


    Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what you need to know today.

    The first Sprouts Farmers Market opens today in Carrollwood, at 15110 Dale Mabry Highway. [CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times]
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