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New Disney toys combine high-tech gadgets, old-school play

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Disney is launching a line of toys that combines high-tech wearable gadgets and old-school superhero role-playing to keep kids moving while engrossing them in sub-plots from “The Avengers,” ”Star Wars” and “Frozen.” It’s Disney’s most ambitious game concept meshing real objects and virtual worlds since August 2013, when the family entertainment giant released its Disney Infinity video game that featured figurines and digital characters from “Pirates of the Caribbean,” ”Toy Story” and other franchises. The new line, called “Disney’s Playmation,”…

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Rangers victory means ‘Disney on Ice: Frozen’ is on for Tampa

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Some moms and little girls in Florida are thanking the New York Rangers. The top-seeded Rangers won Game 7 of the NHL semifinals in New York Wednesday night, meaning that a “Disney on Ice: Frozen” will go on as planned in Tampa this weekend. Had the Washington Capitals beaten the Rangers, they would’ve faced the Tampa Bay Lightning in game one of the NHL Eastern Conference finals in Tampa on Saturday, bumping the Disney show. The Lightning will now play…

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‘Avengers’ + ‘Star Wars’ = big year for Disney

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Who would win if Captain America fought Luke Skywalker? Why Disney, of course, which stands to bring in astronomical amounts of money this year from two big installments of two of the most popular film franchises ever. With its Marvel movie “Avengers: Age of Ultron” just having notched the second-biggest domestic opening weekend of all time and a new “Star Wars” movie coming this winter, analysts expect the company to post not only great movie studio results but a big…

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Legislators rake in campaign cash before start of session

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It seems lawmakers hit the annual “drink, drop and dash” scene exceptionally hard this year. In the run-up to the legislative session in Tallahassee, when legislators are prohibited from raising campaign funds, statehouse pols pulled in more than $1 million in 11th-hour contributions, much of that coming from lobbyists and business interests who do business with the state and seek to do more. According to recently released donation figures from the Florida Division of Elections, incumbent lawmakers were by far…

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Corporations already all-but-sponsor Florida’s campaigns and elections, so why not let them sponsor license plates? Here’s an example of why not!

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The Times’ John Frank writes: “With the economy in the tank, a Florida lawmaker is considering an unusual idea to raise money: Let corporations pay to put logos on license plates. The idea of a letting corporations like Disney or Nike sponsor license plates is being floated by state Sen. Mike Fasano, a New Port Richey Republican and transportation budget chairman. “We were asked to come up with new innovative ways to save taxpayers money,” Fasano explained. “I figured why…

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Corporations already all-but-sponsor Florida’s campaigns and elections, so why not let them sponsor license plates? Here’s an example of why not!

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The Times’ John Frank writes: “With the economy in the tank, a Florida lawmaker is considering an unusual idea to raise money: Let corporations pay to put logos on license plates. The idea of a letting corporations like Disney or Nike sponsor license plates is being floated by state Sen. Mike Fasano, a New Port Richey Republican and transportation budget chairman. “We were asked to come up with new innovative ways to save taxpayers money,” Fasano explained. “I figured why…

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