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| 12/3/2012

› Disney World adds to the magic with New Fantasyland
The opening of the $425 million New Fantasy­land marks the largest expansion in the park's 41-year history. It nearly doubles the size of Fantasyland from 11 to 20 acres, making it the Magic Kingdom's largest section.

› Boat Show may block Miami’s 2016 Super Bowl bid
The NFL wants South Florida to bid on a Super Bowl held the same weekend as the Miami boat show. Miami-Dade’s tourism director calls that ‘impossible.’

› Stressed workers paint brighter picture with hobby
No one had to paint Barbara Hughes a picture. Stressed as piano wire by her job, withdrawing deeper into her own shell, overcome by anomie – Hughes knew she needed help. "I was close to a breaking point where I would quit my job and do something drastic." She found relief by painting her own picture.

› Feds deny disaster aid to South Florida
The federal government has refused Gov. Rick Scott's request for $67.2 million in disaster aid to help South Florida recover from Hurricane Sandy's historic beating, which eroded beaches and damaged coastal structures.

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