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› St. Petersburg to developer pitching new Tampa Bay Rays stadium: We won't sue you
Darryl LeClair, head of Echelon and CityScape, sent a letter last week to Mayor Bill Foster asking for an audience to pitch a new baseball stadium in the Carillon business park. The letter also sought assurance that the city won't view the pitch as meddling into the stalemate between the city and Tampa Bay Rays over a new stadium.
› Digital Domain’s loss narrowed in second quarter
Movie special effects company Digital Domain Media Group said today it lost $36 million in the second quarter, down from a loss of $72 million a year ago. Revenue grew to $29 million in April, May and June, up from $21 million during the same three months last year.
› Slow season, big discounts at Southwest Florida restaurants
With the slowest month of the off-season still ahead, restaurants are pulling out all the stops, offering deep discounts on food and drink in an effort to entice year-round residents.
› Federal officials fine St. Petersburg's Hospital for turning away patient
Northside Hospital has been slapped with a $38,000 fine by the federal Office of Inspector General for turning away a feverish patient with a history of heart problems. The patient, who was not identified, eventually died.
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