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Sea gulls on old pilings from long-gone crab shacks on McKay Bay near the Port of Tampa.

SKIP O'ROURKE | Times

Sea gulls on old pilings from long-gone crab shacks on McKay Bay near the Port of Tampa.

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January

Good morning. It's Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.

Here's a headline that exists because of something that actually happened: Florida House candidate Joshua Black calls for hanging of President Obama. Black, 31, of Pinellas Park, the Times' Mark Puente reports, moved to Florida in 2007 after practicing street evangelism in St. Louis and works as a taxi driver.

Something I learned reading today's Times: An employee at a car repair shop in Melbourne admitted to taking a customer's BMW for a joyride and wrecking it -- but that's ... not illegal.

... two-thirds of the people in Florida will be obese by 2030 if they don't make changes.

What's happening in retirement communities? Sex. Sex that's not safe.

The panthers keep getting in the way of progress.

Florida made a mess. It took the feds to start to fix it.

A new study from a St. Pete marketing company confirms that we're boring and predictable.

See that photo up there? I would've put it on today's front. Honor box window candy. Yesterday, too, on the blog, I posted similarly striking work from the Times' Skip O'Rourke.

Today's the day rich men dressed like pirates will demand from the mayor of Tampa the keys to the city.

But the most Florida thing I've read so far today? Manatees, race horses and baby sharks have all been shipped by air from Miami.

Don't do drugs.

[Last modified: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 10:15am]

    

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