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Golf carts are on path to disaster

Sun City Center residents want a special golf path allowing them to cross U.S. 301 from Publix to Wal-Mart in golf carts.

They insist it won't be dangerous — people already walk across — but I'm concerned. So, too, is community resource Deputy Rob Thornton, who said, "I guess I'll be posted out there with a bucket and a mop."

Costs and red tape would be steep, but in an ideal world the two shopping giants would build an overpass for a deserving group of residents who shouldn't have to play Frogger just to go shopping. …

Clearwater High basketball standout Okaro White logged 14,000 frequent-flyer miles this summer attending elite camps. I'm glad he enjoyed it, but I miss the days when prep hoops wasn't a cottage industry. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Boys Lie. (Pay attention, Madelyn). …

Maybe a lot of St. Petersburg natives stayed put because the Burg Bash, an informal reunion for the city's high school graduates, drew hundreds to Ferg's last week. Plans are already in the works for another bash next year. …

In 15 short months, the Tampa Bay Technology Forum Foundation has launched a scholarship program and already funded 30 college scholarships for students to attend the Florida college of their choice.

As the technology foundation gears up for its Aug. 6 Tampa Bay Tech Jam at the St. Pete Times Forum, I'm even more impressed it's on pace to fund an additional 20 scholarships by year's end. …

One of the cable channels keeps showing The Breakfast Club in the early-morning hours. It must not want me to get to work on time.

That's all I'm saying.

Golf carts are on path to disaster 07/23/09 [Last modified: Thursday, July 23, 2009 12:19am]
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