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Florida now has three suggestions to replace Confederate statue

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Either the African-American woman who founded what’s now Bethune-Cookman University, the founder of Publix supermarkets or the woman credited with saving the Everglades will replace a Confederate general’s statue that represents Florida in the U.S. Capitol. The three Floridians were selected Wednesday by a committee that reviewed 130 recommendations made by the public. The Legislature will now choose which of the three will replace the statue of Edmund Kirby Smith. Mary McLeod Bethune, who founded Daytona Literary and Industrial Training…

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Vestige of St. Louis Disney park that never was up for sale

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Imagine packing up the kids and heading for that dream vacation to a Disney theme park … in St. Louis. It almost happened a half-century ago when Disney drew up plans for an indoor theme park in downtown St. Louis before giving up in a dispute over money and turning attention to Florida. St. Louis’ loss was the Orlando area’s gain: Walt Disney World became one the world’s top tourist attractions. St. Louis can only lament what might have been.…

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Florida House panel OKs bill to remove Confederate statue

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Florida may replace the statue of a Confederate general at the U.S. Capitol. A Florida House panel on Wednesday endorsed a bill calling for removal of the bronze statue of Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith from the Capitol where every state is allowed to have two statues. The bill sponsored by Miami Republican Rep. Jose Felix Diaz would start the process of selecting a sculptor and the name of a prominent Floridian citizen to replace Smith. The Florida Legislature would have…

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Disney releasing digital Star Wars collection

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“The Force” can now be streamed. The Walt Disney Co., which owns Lucasfilm Ltd., and 20th Century Fox are releasing a digital collection of all six episodes of the Star Wars series. Various services will start selling them on Friday. Disney is also releasing added features to the films, including extras from each film and deleted scenes. Services selling the digital versions include Apple’s iTunes, Google Play, M-Go and Amazon.com Inc., among others. Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

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