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Don't expect Chiles at Crist's wedding

After he said state leaders have Florida "in the hall of shame in terms of the welfare of children," Lawton "Bud" Chiles III, it's safe to say, won't be invited to Gov. Charlie Crist's wedding Friday. But Chiles is right when he says the state overemphasized tax cuts. Amendment 1 hasn't sparked a real estate boon or meaningful relief, but it has adversely affected services. …

Time and again, BayWalk critics have called for Mayor Rick Baker to take action and help the struggling complex. I wonder if Baker will offer a response. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people happy? …

A city audit on Lowry Park Zoo and executive director Lex Salisbury is due Friday, just days after the Association of Zoos and Aquariums suspended Salisbury and the facility.

I'm not saying the zoo board will call for Salisbury's resignation after the audit, but if he survives, his new name will be Houdini. …

Kudos to Cindy Gruden, wife of Bucs coach Jon Gruden, and the Buccaneers Women's Organization Club. They took Children's Home kids on a Target shopping excursion last week to decorate their rooms. Each child received $75 for the spree. …

Ninety-nine percent of the time I root for the hometown team, but come Friday I'll cheer against Pasco High in its Class 5A state semifinal game. I hate to be mean, but nothing comes between me and my alma mater, Tallahassee Godby. …

My friend asked how come guys can recite lines from old movies but can't remember essentials like anniversaries. I didn't have an answer, but I did come up with quotes from Rodney Dangerfield's Back To School.

That's all I'm saying.

Don't expect Chiles at Crist's wedding 12/10/08 [Last modified: Sunday, December 14, 2008 1:28pm]
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