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Column: Maybe top state officials should live in Tallahassee

Chadd and Kristi Thomas always impressed me by being married and working together.

Now the morning drive co-hosts on Magic 94.9 (WWRM) have a new twist: bi-coastal broadcasting. Kristi lives in L.A. with son Brendan, 11, to help further his budding acting career, but the show goes on thanks to the magic of radio and a pair of webcams.

Says Kristi: "The only problem is I'm now doing the show from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. … and the webcam isn't forgiving either." …

We need a new law requiring top state administrators to live in Tallahassee. That should curb all the scrutiny over travel to their "hometowns," and, hey, Tallahassee is a nice place to live. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Got Waffles. …

A phosphate mining company buys the naming rights to the Rays' spring training stadium, which is primarily funded with public dollars. Then when Charlotte County residents complain about the arrangement, the company doesn't offer a comment? C'mon Mosaic, you had to have a plan. Speak to the issue. …

How deep are your roots? Check out the Daughters of the American Revolution's genealogy workshop Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Tampa Bay History Center. …

On a normal February day, we would bask in 70-degree weather while wondering why northerners continue to endure blizzards and whiteouts.

Instead, we worry about freeze warnings and bundle up.

With forecasters deeming January one of the coldest in Tampa Bay history, this winter may be the worst I've experienced since moving here in 1988. Since I'm not outside shoveling snow, I shouldn't complain. But I miss our balmy winter days.

It's why I live here.

That's all I'm saying.

Column: Maybe top state officials should live in Tallahassee 02/10/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 10:48pm]

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