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    109th Tarpon Springs Epiphany: Schedule of Events, Road Closures

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    The 109th Epiphany celebration begins Monday, January 5 with the Arrival of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios and the blessing of the fleet and continues on Tuesday, January 6 with Epiphany Services, Procession, Cross Dive and Glendi Celebration.  More>>

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    Position
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    Jersey
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    Name  Tomas Vokoun
    Born  7/2/1976
    Height  6-1
    Weight  210
    Shoots  R
    2/19/2014 4:19:00 PM
    Description: Pittsburgh netminder Tomas Vokoun (blood clot) has been medically cleared to play and just needs to get in shape, according to Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
    Insight: The veteran missed the entire season to this point after he had a blood clot in his pelvis back in September. Vokoun was 13-4-0 with a 2.45 GAA and .919 SV% last season as Marc-Andre Fleury's backup.
     
    1/21/2014 1:37:00 PM
    Description: Pittsburgh netminder Tomas Vokoun (blood clot) will skate for the first time on Wednesday, according to Penguins.nhl.com.
    Insight: He also missed a large portion of the 2006-07 season while dealing with a blood clot. He's not taking shots yet, but this is a big step in the right direction. Vokoun was 13-4-0 with a 2.45 GAA and .919 SV%.
     
    9/22/2013 11:23:00 AM
    Description: Penguins backup goalie Tomas Vokoun is out indefinitely after having a blood clot removed from his pelvis on Saturday.
    Insight: Vokoun took over as Pittsburgh's starter during the playoffs after Marc-Andre Fleury struggled again. The veteran dealt with similar pelvic issues in April 2006, missed the final few weeks of the season and wasn't healthy again until 4-5 months later. Jeff Zatkoff, who went 26-20 with a 1.93 GAA and a .920 SV% in the AHL last year, will serve as Fleury's backup to start the season.
     
    6/5/2013 8:10:00 PM
    Description: Tomas Vokoun is back in net for Wednesday's Game 3.
    Insight: The Pittsburgh netminder was a disaster in Monday night's Game 2 and had to be relieved by Marc-Andre Fleury late in the first period. With the Penguins trailing the Bruins two games to none, we're guessing Vokoun will have a very short leash in Game 3.
     
    6/3/2013 9:43:00 PM
    Description: Tomas Vokoun's night was a short one. The Pens goalie was pulled Monday night after giving up three quick goals.
    Insight: Marc-Andre Fleury replaced Vokoun late in the first period. So far Pittsburgh has been outscored 9-1 in the first two games of the Conference Finals.
     
    Hot5/24/2013 11:05:00 PM
    Description: Penguins goaltender Tomas Vokoun has allowed 14 goals in 455 minutes since taking over as the starting netminder for Marc-Andre Fleury in Game 5 of the team's first-round series against the Islanders.
    Insight: Vokoun saved 29 of 31 shots Friday to close out the Senators in five games. He has a .941 SV% in these playoffs.
     
    5/20/2013 11:40:00 AM
    Description: Penguins goaltender Tomas Vokoun stopped 46 of 48 shots in a double overtime loss to Ottawa.
    Insight: It was Vokoun's first loss after four playoff wins, but it will be interesting to see if the team goes back to Marc-Andre Fleury. Fleury has struggled in the playoffs, going 2-2 with a 3.40 GAA and .891 save percentage, but does have 45 playoff wins on his resume and a Stanley Cup title.
     
    5/8/2013 5:17:00 PM
    Description: The Penguins will start Tomas Vokoun in net on Thursday in Game 5 against the Islanders.
    Insight: He can't do any worse than Marc-Andre Fleury has done over the last three games. After shutting out New York in Game 1, Fleury has allowed 14 goals over the last three, including six in Game 4 Tuesday night.
     
    4/11/2013 6:27:00 PM
    Description: Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun will start Thursday against the Lightning.
    Insight: Vokoun hasn't played since allowing four goals in 23 minutes on April 2 against Buffalo, but he had two straight shutouts prior to that start.
     
    4/2/2013 10:54:00 PM
    Description: Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun was pulled from Tuesday's game after allowing four goals in 23 minutes to the Buffalo Sabres.
    Insight: Vokoun came in with two straight shutouts under his belt. The Penguins will likely turn back to Marc-Andre Fleury, who appears to be healthy again after injuring his neck last week.
     
    Hot4/2/2013 5:19:00 PM
    Description: Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun will make his third straight start Wednesday versus Buffalo.
    Insight: It's a great matchup for Vokoun, who hasn't allowed a goal in his last 140 minutes. Buffalo's top offensive player, Thomas Vanek, will miss the game.
     
    Hot3/30/2013 8:10:00 PM
    Description: Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun blanked the Islanders Saturday for his second shutout in a row.
    Insight: Vokoun has turned aside 55 shots without allowing a goal over his last two games. With the win, Vokoun improved to 10-3 on the season. Pittsburgh's next matchup is Tuesday against Buffalo.
     
    3/28/2013 10:07:00 PM
    Description: Penguins netminder Tomas Vokoun notched his second shutout of the season Thursday versus the Jets.
    Insight: By stopping 20 shots on Thursday, Vokoun was able to improve his save percentage to .915 for the season. He's undefeated in his last six starts.
     
    3/28/2013 2:21:00 PM
    Description: Pittsburgh goalie Tomas Vokoun will start Thursday's game against the Jets.
    Insight: Vokoun relieved Marc-Andre Fleury on Wednesday after Fleury suffered and upper-body injury and closed out a shutout with 12 saves against Montreal. The veteran is 5-0 in his last six appearances.
     
    3/22/2013 2:20:00 PM
    Description: Pittsburgh goalie Tomas Vokoun, who has won four straight appearances and allowed just two goals in 160 minutes during his last three, will start against the Islanders on Friday night.
    Insight: Vokoun gave up 20 goals in five starts from Feb. 3 to March 2 but he has rebounded over the last three. Overall he's 7-3-0 with a 2.88 GAA and .903 save percentage.
     
    3/17/2013 6:41:00 PM
    Description: Pittsburgh goalie Tomas Vokoun has won four straight appearances and allowed just two goals in 160 minutes during his last three.
    Insight: Vokoun gave up 20 goals in five starts from Feb. 3 to March 2 but he has rebounded with a decent streak.
     
    Cold2/26/2013 10:16:00 PM
    Description: Pittsburgh goalie Tomas Vokoun was pulled from Tuesday's game for Marc-Andre Fleury after giving up four goals in 29 minutes to the Panthers.
    Insight: Vokoun gave up six goals to Philadelphia in his last start and has allowed 16 in four starts since shutting out the Rangers on Jan. 31. Fleury, meanwhile, has been excellent and should be considered the clear-cut No. 1 goaltender.
     
    Cold2/26/2013 5:17:00 PM
    Description: Pittsburgh goalie Tomas Vokoun will be in net Tuesday when the Penguins face Florida.
    Insight: Vokoun gave up six goals to Philadelphia in his last start and has allowed 12 in three starts since shutting out the Rangers on Jan. 31. He's no longer a threat to Marc-Andre Fleury's job.
     
    Cold2/20/2013 10:45:00 PM
    Description: Pittsburgh goalie Tomas Vokoun gave up six goals to the Flyers in a loss Wednesday night at home.
    Insight: Vokoun threatened Marc-Andre Fleury's job earlier this season when he started out 2-1 with a 1.81 GAA and .940 SV% in his first four appearances. However, Fleury has played better as of late while Vokoun has allowed 12 goals in just three starts this month.
     
    2/20/2013 2:50:00 PM
    Description: Pittsburgh backup goalie Tomas Vokoun will start against Philadelphia on Wednesday in place of Marc-Andre Fleury.
    Insight: Vokoun is 3-2 with a 2.27 GAA and .918 SV% in six appearances this season. He hasn't played since Feb.10 against the Devils.
     

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      News Now: Media General CEO talks about his career, future for company Video included

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      In December, LIN Media and Media General merged to create the second largest broadcasting company in the country. The former CEO and President of LIN Media, Vince Sadusky, was placed at the helm of the new and improved Media General. More>>

      Bill Schifino, Jr talks about being President-Elect of the Florida Bar Video included

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      Earlier this month, Bill Schifino, Jr. was announced as the 2015-16 President-Elect of the Florida Bar. Schifino comes to this position with a strong resume. More>>

      Trio sets off on 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

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      Joe Guthrie, Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, and Carlton Ward Jr. are embarking on a journey of a lifetime. The trio are setting off on a 70-day, 900 mile trek across the state???without any automobiles.
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      How this guide dog helps one blind triathlete chase her Paralympic dream

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      Every time Paralympic hopeful Amy Dixon makes it to the end of another grueling triathlon, she knows her trusty companion will be waiting for her at the finish line. Sixteen years after she lost vision in her right eye, which she says she viewed as "a death sentence" at the time,  More>>

      Legoland Florida hotel to open in spring; built for kids

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      Legoland Florida Hotel will welcome its first guests a month earlier than previously expected.During an announcement Thursday, Legoland executives announced May 15 as the revised opening date.  More>>

      3 rhinos escape from safari zoo, return safely Video included

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      Three rhinoceroses escaped from their site at a safari zoo in Israel this week, NBC reported.  More>>

      VIRAL VIDEO: Bossy 4-year-old girl feeds 6 pit bull dogs

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      A video of a very authoritative 4-year-old girl feeding six very obedient pit pulls in the middle of a kitchen has gone viral on the web and is prompting a heated debate about the pit bull breed.
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      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | January 17-18 Video included

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      See 8 fun things happening this weekend in Tampa Bay!
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      'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Oscar nominations with 9 nods each

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      109th Tarpon Springs Epiphany: Schedule of Events, Road Closures

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      Updated:

      The 109th Epiphany celebration begins Monday, January 5 with the Arrival of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios and the blessing of the fleet and continues on Tuesday, January 6 with Epiphany Services, Procession, Cross Dive and Glendi Celebration.  More>>

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