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Automate, but don't forget Hillsborough's sanitation workers

Hillsborough County will make the move to automated garbage collection in October, but I hope County Commissioner Al Higginbotham follows through on his promise to help workers who are laid off.

Progress waits for no one, and the county couldn't pass on the opportunity to save tax dollars — even though a number of residents expressed concern about workers being let go.

Still, I have the same feeling when that guy with the electric saw outperformed Paul Bunyan and Babe. …

Emcee, speaker, contest judge and now game show host. In my role as a Tampa Bay Times ambassador, I will welcome folks Saturday to "The Times Is Right Kumquat Game Show," a free Kumquat Festival prefestival event presented by the Dade City Chamber of Commerce. It kicks off at 10 a.m. at Calvary Assembly of God in Dade City.

My late grandmother, a Price Is Right fan, would laugh about me emulating Bob Barker. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Smile — It Confuses People. …

It's not too late to put Clearwater Beach atop the USA Today Travel rankings of the state's top beach destinations. Just go to votebeach.com to cast your ballot. Voting ends Wednesday. …

Inspired by the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Tampa Bay chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority are hosting a "Sunday Supper" this Sunday at Beulah Baptist Church, 1006 W Cypress St. in Tampa. A diverse group will gather to honor the military and discuss economic issues. The program begins at 5 p.m. …

Anyone who complains about hot weather in January will get an email from me the next time it's 33 degrees.

That's all I'm saying.

Automate, but don't forget Hillsborough's sanitation workers 01/13/13 [Last modified: Sunday, January 13, 2013 6:26pm]
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