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Week in Review: Smoking Ban, Jail Bookings Report, PACE Program

Did you miss this week's top stories? Catch up in our "Week in Review" on Gulfport Patch.

Smoking Ban 'Compromise' to Life Ban on Beach: City Attorney Andrew Salzman is drafting an ordinance he says would "resolve" the lawsuit challenging the city's smoking ban.

PACE Moves Forward in Gulfport:Gulfport City Council unanimously agreed to begin contract negotiations with EcoCity Partners to administer the PACE program.

Local U.S. Reps Vote Yes on 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal: U.S. Reps. C.W. Bill Young and Kathy Castor, whose districts include Pinellas County, voted yes on the fiscal cliff deal. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson voted yes, while U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio voted no.

Jail Bookings Report: Dec. 24 - 31: The following people were arrested by Gulfport Police between December 24 - 31. The information is provided by the Gulfport Police Department and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

Lane Closed on Gulfport Boulevard: Pinellas County Public Works is completing storm drain repairs on a section of Gulfport Blvd.

Florida DUI's By the Numbers: Find out how prevalent DUIs are in the state.

Top Crime Stories 2012: Gulfport is not known for big crime stories. Quality of life is important to folks in this coastal town.

Fatal Crash Victim Identified: One person is dead and four others were rushed to local hospitals this morning following a crash on Interstate 275, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Tips to Keep Your New Year's Resolution: Are you making a resolution this year? Do you want to lose weight, gain a new skill or organize your house? Whatever your resolution is, here are some tips to help you stick to it throughout the year.

How to Save Money in 2013: If your New Year’s resolution is to get your finances in order, these guidelines will help you get started.

How to Go Green in 2013: If your New Year's resolution is to live a greener lifestyle, check out these 20 tips to help you stick to your plan.

'New' Comet ISON May Outshine the Moon:

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