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A corporate handout, Santeria and FAMU glee

It's not Jabil Circuit's community value you question.

A Fortune 500 company employing more than 1,900 people plays a vital role. So on the surface, giving it tax breaks to stay in town and create 800 additional jobs seems reasonable.

But the timing of Jabil's request is downright awful. Cash-strapped governments are cutting budgets and you want a corporate handout? ...

So let me get this straight. A veteran New York educator who performed a Santeria ceremony to rid a school of negative energy believes she would be a good fit for the Pinellas Schools superintendent position. Does that say something about her, or something about the school district? ...

Seen on a bumper sticker: Caution — Unsocialized Home Schoolers On Board. ...

I've been telling folks that a vote for McCain is a vote to send Hillsborough County Commissioner Mark Sharpe to Washington, but after talking to Sharpe last week, I'm not so sure.

Sharpe doesn't deny the Washington possibility, but he's counting down to 2010, when he wants to help put a mass transit initiative on the ballot. He also remains enthusiastic about economic development. If you ask me, he sounds more like a county mayor candidate than a Washington wanna-be. ...

That chorus you heard around the state Thursday? It was Florida A&M students and alumni singing "Glory Hallelujah, I'm from FAMU." Congrats to President James Ammons for getting the university off probation and retaining their accreditation.

Now keep it going.

The Johnny G. Lyon Band rocked Skippers on Sunday. I know because the JGLB always rocks.

That's all I'm saying.

A corporate handout, Santeria and FAMU glee 06/29/08 [Last modified: Monday, June 30, 2008 7:57am]
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