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Dick Greco campaign to retake mayor's office seems like a long shot

Former Tampa Mayor Dick Greco apparently will launch his campaign to return to office this evening. Greco's endearing personality makes him likable in everyday conversations, but I'm not convinced he can marshal enough support to win this time.

For now, I would give a slight edge to Rose Ferlita and Bob Buckhorn, but it's not too late for another candidate to emerge. Just like Rick Scott traded upon his business experience to become governor, someone could do the same in a bid for mayor. ...

Soccer's governing body announces the host countries for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup on Thursday, and if the United States gets the nod for 2022, Tampa Bay will be in line to host games.

Hype is often an integral part of sports, but it's not an exaggeration to suggest Thursday may be one of the biggest days in this area's history. ...

Seen on a bumper sticker: I Remember Korea — The Korean War Project. ...

Community Tampa Bay stages a youth summit on bullying on Dec. 8 at the Children's Board of Hillsborough County. Surely the discussion will focus on victims, but hopefully it also will challenge those who stand idly by and watch the abuse. ...

It's great to be a Florida Gator. Yeah, I said it. We'll be back. ...

Kudos to Reginald Lawyer, a Tallahassee Police Department sergeant who helped rescue four children from a burning townhome last week. Lawyer and Officer Jesse Goram engineered the heroics, reuniting the children, ages 3-10, with their mother.

The story got plenty of media attention in the capital, but with Lawyer being one of my closest childhood friends, I thought it deserved an added mention.

That's all I'm saying.

Dick Greco campaign to retake mayor's office seems like a long shot 11/28/10 [Last modified: Monday, November 29, 2010 9:16am]
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