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By Times Staff Writer
Published February 17, 2008
Ferg's Sports Bar and Grill will host the Rising Star Talent Competition for a 10-week run starting at the end of February. Every Thursday from 8 to 10 p.m. host Jimmy Danelli (comedian, writer and the boyfriend from the sitcom Ellen) will present amateur and professional solo acts including comedians, singers, musicians, dancers, jugglers and magicians. Contestants show up each night to enter. They get a 31/2-minute set to compete for audience votes. Contestants will be allowed to perform every week if slots are available. At the end of qualifying, the 15 contestants with the most audience votes will perform at the grand finals, where they will be judged by newspaper, radio and television personalities. The winner will receive a $500 grand prize. Other prizes include a three-day, two-night vacation coupon. Ferg's is at 1320 Central Ave.
Goodyear firm marks 60 years in business
Goodyear Rubber Products Inc. celebrates 60 years in business this month. The company was founded in February 1948 by Murray and Jackie Jacobs and has been a mainstay on Central Avenue ever since. This family-owned business is operated by second-generation owner and president Bob Jacobs. The company, a full-line industrial rubber products distributor, stocks and fabricates hoses, belts, power transmission products, sheet rubber and gasket material, floor matting, protective clothing, and fluid-sealing products. The business is at 1912 Central Ave. but has five branch locations on the West Coast of Florida. The company Web site is goodyearrubberproducts.com.
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