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Good morning. It's Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

A hoax, a hashtag: "This is marketing, this is what we do."

The overall vision statement reads: "St. Petersburg will be a city of opportunity where the sun shines on all who come to live, work and play. We will be an innovative, creative and competitive community that honors our past while pursuing our future." Okay.

Something I underlined on 9A of today's Tampa Bay Times: In 2011, Woodmont Charter School, one of these three, expended 44 percent of its total revenue on instruction and 42 percent on management fees and leases. By contrast, traditional Hillsborough County schools spend at least 86 percent of revenue on instruction.

Something I underlined on B10 of today's New York Times: "Nobody is confused about what this is about — more money coming out of more wallets — but a supervast majority of people like it," said John Frost, publisher of the independent Disney Blog.

... Rolls-Royce, Maserati, Lamborghini and Infiniti account for a larger percentage of cars on the road in Sarasota County than just about anywhere else in the state. Click.

Benjamin "Mr. Ben" Johnson has been working as a server at the Piccadilly Cafeteria in the Volusia Mall in Daytona Beach ... for 60 years.

Dwayne Yeager, meanwhile, really didn't want to go to work. So he did something stupid.

The phrase of the day is transportation troglodytes.

[Last modified: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 10:58am]


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