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About that house, Jim; and the outsourcing blues

County Commissioner Jim Norman continues to cite his privacy when asked about his personal finances, including a lakefront Arkansas home in his wife's name and a high-paying job with the Salvation Army.

Norman's evasiveness suggests he's betting the issue won't hurt his chances of defeating Kevin Ambler and winning the state Senate, District 12 seat. It's a gamble he may lose. …

With Pricewaterhouse- Coopers laying off 500 Tampa employees, I continue to be outraged about outsourcing. I know companies have an obligation to stockholders, but I can't help but think such moves are more about protecting outrageous CEO and executive salaries. …

The death of LeRoy Collins Jr. serves as a sad reminder we need to do a better job on cycling safety. Local cycling enthusiast Alan Snel insists we need a new awareness campaign for motorists and I couldn't agree more. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: I'm For Separation Of Church And Hate. …

Wearing some sick blue T-shirts with Michael Jackson's picture, the Neverland Ranch Hands captured the Dodgeball for a Cause title Saturday at the St. Pete Times Forum.

One of the best moments at the fundraiser for slain Tampa police Officers David Curtis and Jeff Kocab: the crowd royally booed Office Products Warehouse when it ousted Royal Court, a team of pageant winners. Nobody wanted to see the beasts defeat the beauties. …

I'm not a celebrity and I'm not a bartender. Yeah, so? I'm still joining my friends Julia Silva and Kirsten Becker, hot new authors of Our Stimulus Package, as celebrity bartenders at 717 South Thursday evening, starting at 7 p.m. Proceeds go to the Curtis/Kocab fund and the Spring.

That's all I'm saying.

About that house, Jim; and the outsourcing blues 08/01/10 [Last modified: Sunday, August 1, 2010 11:53pm]

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