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Ernest Hooper: Kevin White should forgive oversight

I understand Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin White's chagrin about not being included in a county television program about local blacks in politics.

His reaction to the oversight needed to be more artful, but remember that commissioner protests about various shows are all too common. The board shouldn't turn into program directors every time they object.

Give the station more autonomy, trust the staff and keep in mind they're human. …

Pinellas school teachers may have to endure pay cuts of up to 10 percent next school year, and Gov. Charlie Crist believes the longtime answer is lowering property taxes. Voodoo economics is back. Or maybe it never went away. …

Delta may receive $1.5-million in state funds if its recently renewed Tampa-Tallahassee flights lose money, but turning a profit won't be easy when, in some cases, you can fly to London for less than it charges. …

So let me get this straight: USF dean Abdul Rao, who makes $348,280, resigns after helping a homeless man "borrow" a bike? What's the rest of the story? …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Freedom Is The Distance Between Church And State. …

Attending the Lightning's annual Glitz and Sticks gala Sunday reaffirmed that hockey guys are the nicest athletes in all of sports. Yes, even nicer than NASCAR drivers. …

The Columbia, Valencia Gardens and Smoke will be among those serving it up Saturday evening during a fundraiser at Lowry Park's spiffy new Safari Lodge. The Interbay and Tampa Rotary clubs host, and kids with chronic heart conditions benefit.

Visit www.passporttothetropics.com for tickets.

That's all I'm saying.

Ernest Hooper: Kevin White should forgive oversight 02/18/09 [Last modified: Thursday, February 19, 2009 12:04am]

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