Good morning. It's Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
I said some small version of this yesterday but it's much better coming right from Chad Oulson's shattered widow.
Justice for Curtis Reeves Jr. is "to stay behind bars for the rest of his life," Nicole Oulson told Robin Roberts during an interview on ABC's Good Morning America. "He brought an unfair life sentence to me to have to raise my daughter alone, to have to live without the love of my life, for my daughter to grow up without her daddy by her side for graduation and marriage.
"It was so unnecessary and for no reason. I want him behind bars and to be punished for his senseless act."
The dangerous stupidity of Justin Bieber was front and center in today's Times. At least Sean Daly wrote it. Al Jazeera America, meanwhile, ignored the whole thing.
Art Rombkowski of Brooksville says prison isn't Burger King. Michael Hare of Seminole says William Faulkner had it right. Peter Belmont of St. Pete still has a February 1981 St. Pete Times editorial calling for the demolition of the Vinoy. Good crop of letters this morning.
A bunch of clowns got into a tiff with the city of Largo.
Here's the stat of the morning: The total deaths of 829 manatees last year means the loss of about 16 percent of the estimated total population — and biologists say 173 of the dead were breeding-age females.
Quote of the day? "I'm a meathead that likes to watch football players."
So Gunshine: A Tampa man accidentally discharged his gun in a hospital early Thursday.
What's up with these whales?