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Thursday, May 28, 2015
FAA gives Tampa company OK to fly drones for filmmaking
A Fly Habana employee flies a drone near a yet-to-be-unveiled roller coaster at a major theme park. Fly Habana wrote its own operational manual for the FAA. FLY HABANA
Fly Habana was the first in Florida to win an exemption on drone flights for commercial film and TV production work. The company is now aiming cameras at roller coasters as part of a Six Flags ad campaign.
A pink and blue decorated chair is left empty at the Plant High School graduation for injured student Jackie Faircloth. HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Plant High graduates save a seat for injured classmate
Elissa Alvarez  and   Jose Caballero were found guilty May 4 of lewd and lascivious exhibition after they were spotted having sex on Bradenton Beach. MANATEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Woman convicted of sex on beach sentenced to time served
“I stand by the comments made (Tuesday) night, but I don't want to take anything away (from Seattle). We got beat by the Mariners,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said.  THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Rays' Cash stands by criticism of replay system
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Legislature will best serve Floridians by addressing these issues in special session

Paula Dockery I’m willing to bet the majority of Floridians are not anxiously awaiting the upcoming 20-day special session of the Florida Legislature. In fact, I’m pretty sure the vast majority of the state’s residents don’t even know it is occurring.

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