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Cabela, the dog shot and left for dead, survives surgery with four legs

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  1. Ringling Museum's conservation lab preserves, protects vast art collection

    Visual Arts

    BY LENNIE BENNETT

    Times Art Critic

    SARASOTA

    King Philip IV of Spain is looking good considering his age. His portrait, nearly 400 years old, by the great 17th-century Spanish artist Diego Velazquez, sits on an easel in the conservation laboratory at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of …

    Chief conservator Barbara A. Ramsay uses a surgical microscope to examine the surface of a damaged 14th-century Italian painting attributed to Veneziano in conservation laboratory at The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art . The Ringling Conservation Laboratory is responsible for the care of the museum's paintings and sculpture, as well as many other types of art objects. [CHERIE DIEZ | Times]
  2. SeaWorld bringing Toby Keith, Skynyrd to BBQ

    Florida

    SeaWorld doesn't announce the artists performing at its spring Bands, Brew & BBQ concert series until right before the show (with good reason, it seems after animal rights protests last year prompted numerous artists such as Pat Benatar and the Beach Boys to cancel because of the park's portrayal in the film

  3. Florida Aquarium turns 20, adds special shows to celebrate

    Events

    The Florida Aquarium kicks off its 20th anniversary next week with . . . wait for it . . . a splash. Having welcomed close to 13 million visitors since it opened in 1995, the aquarium is celebrating starting Monday through the end of August with an anniversary-themed scavenger hunt and a celebration station filled with …

    Sand shark at Florida Aquarium in Tampa.  Juliette Lynch | Times.
  4. Cabela, the dog shot and left for dead, survives surgery with four legs

    Pets

    TAMPA — Good news from the Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Service clinic: Cabela, the pit bull mix who was shot twice and strapped to train tracks near E Eskimo Drive this week, made it through surgery safely — and with all four legs.

    A photo of Cabela posted to Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Service's Facebook page on Thursday, taken before surgery. [Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Service, via Facebook]
  5. Editorial: Jolly stands for pragmatism over obstruction

    Editorials

    There may be a sliver of hope in the outcome of the avoidable fight over immigration and funding for the Department of Homeland Security in Congress. House Speaker John Boehner discovered this week he can move responsible legislation with a coalition of pragmatic Republicans and Democrats. One of those pragmatists is …

    Bucs' Licht talks about Jameis Winston visit in video

    One of the more intriguing aspects of FSU's Jameis Winston visiting the Bucs this week was how much the team promoted the visit on their official site, with a photo gallery, video of his visit and even e-mails sent to some season-ticket holders to promote that content....

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    Capitol Buzz: 5 things to watch today in Tallahassee

    Friday marks Day 4 of the 60-day legislative session and Fridays are generally quiet in the session's first few weeks. A few things to watch:...

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    Rays take some off the top to help Pediatric Cancer Foundation

       Dozens of Rays players and staff stepped up to help the Pediatric Cancer Foundation by sitting down for the fourth straight year to have their heads shaved before Friday's game.
         The Cut For a Cure Program is designed to raise funds and awareness for the Foundation, with a goal of $15,000 for the day with the Rays and $350,000 overall for the year, enough to fund an entire clinical trial, PCF Executive Director Nancy Crane said. "If every player and every fan were just to donate $10, think about what we'd have.''
       Among the highlights was Evan Longoria plopping down on the deck so his young "stylist" could have better access, infielder Ryan Brett going for the close shave on his head but keeping his full beard, and pitcher Matt Moore brining his goldendoodle Griffin for a two-for-one special.
        "More than money for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, this day is about awareness, awareness that 160,000 children in a year are going to be diagnosed with childhood cancer,'' Crane said. "Research for childhood cancer is underfunded, only 3.8 percent of government funding is spent on childhood cancer so organizations like the Pediatric Cancer Foundation must step forward with the help of our community and the help of teams like the Tampa Bay Rays and say we're tired of this. We need new therapies for kids. We're using adult therapies on kids and that's just not right. We need to need to all work together and this is a community effort.''
        To support the cause, see pcfcutforacure.org....

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