April 17, 2014

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| 7/30/2013

› Judge allows Major League Baseball to pursue case against South Florida doping clinic
After pondering such thorny issues as stale cookies and a Major League baseball player who used the alias “Al Capone” to buy performance enhancing drugs, a Miami-Dade Circuit Court judge denied a motion to toss out the sport’s civil lawsuit against Biogenesis.

› AAA club, Lake Mary firm launch online portal for tickets to competing theme parks
In a move billed as an industry first, the second-largest American Automobile Association club in North America has launched an online portal selling electronic tickets to all five of Florida's major theme-park resorts.

› Nonprofit health center tries to recover stolen millions
The Miami Beach Community Health Center has sued its former leader in an attempt to recoup $7 million she plundered from the organization. The center has also partially settled a lawsuit against its auditors, claiming they failed to notify the board of directors about the years-long theft.

› Dale Gordon to head Tampa Hillsborough Film and Digital Media Commission
Hollywood: Tampa and Hillsborough County want you. Frustrated by a fall-off in film activity, both movie- and ad-making, Hillsborough economic development officials on Monday announced a fresh initiative to reinvigorate its film-recruiting business.

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