What you need to know about Florida today
› Cuban comrade now a house-flipping capitalist savant
High-level defector Pedro Alvarez Borrego has become a house flipper extraordinaire. Some question the source of his stake money.
› Brevard hoteliers yank welcome mat on flu bug
With guests coming in from all over the world, it’s hard to blame Brevard County hoteliers and other lodging operators for being just a tad overprepared when it comes to preventing the flu.
› Early risers line up in Sarasota for Orioles tickets
The first people arrived at the Ed Smith Stadium box office at 5 a.m. Saturday, waiting five hours to buy the tickets of their choice to Baltimore Orioles spring training games.
› Taxpayers have $7M invested in St. Petersburg's Midtown plaza
Residents should think of the Sweetbay Supermarket in Midtown as more than a grocery store. The city invested more than $7 million in public money to bring the grocer to the economically depressed neighborhood.
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