St. Petersburg adds 5 features; drops 2

Tom Armstrong’s “Marvin” was dropped to make room)F Minus made the grade and will stay as will Watch Your Head and Peach Fuzz.Mark Tatulli’s new feature “Lio” has also joined the line up.Opus was dropped early to make room for the trial run of the new features.  Readership protests has brought it back.Cathy was also dropped to make room for the trial; she’s been relegated to the web edition.The Phantom has been dropped completely.Complete details are available on the St Petersburg Times web site.

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Jef Mallett to race across Nevada

Jef has been paired up with FIRSTNAMERepresenting “team journalists,” Mallett and Jackenthal will travel more than 1,000 miles across Nevada while taking part in a series of off-beat and traditional adventure sports that includes recumbent bicycling near Battle Mountain, a ranch-hand rodeo in Winnemucca, railroad handcar races in the historic mining town of Virginia City, mountain biking near Austin, autocross racing in Pahrump and Jet Skiing on the Colorado River in Laughlin.  During their six-day adventure, the journalists will compete against nine other coed teams paired by profession, including last year’s Nevada Passage champions, firefighters Brian Rothell of Richmond, Va., and Erin Price of Greensboro, N.C.

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