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Surprise! Obama's in town



DUNEDIN -- This town has been invaded by cars. Lots around the stadium are full, and people are parking their vehicles on side streets -– sometimes to the surprise of the few Dunedin residents who weren’t aware that Barack Obama was coming to down.

This morning, as a long row of cars lined the side of Broadway Street, a tree-shaded lane just across the Pinellas Trail from Knology Park, a bleary-eyed retiree walking his German shepherd looked at them quizzically.

"What’s all this?" asked Carl Sheppard, 68. When informed that Obama was giving a speech nearby, he looked surprised. "Oh," he said, and continued walking his dog.

Mike Brassfield, Times staff writer


[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 8:50am]


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