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GOP fest no reason to change 'setima' to 'septima'

I'm all for cleaning up for company, but at some point you have to draw the line.

If the Tampa City Council agreed that "La Sétima" should adorn the historic Seventh Avenue signs in Ybor City, it should stay that way through the Republican National Convention. If it wants to make a spelling change to La Séptima (the Spanish phrase for "the seventh"), it should come afterward. The convention shouldn't be an impetus. The council takes up the issue again Thursday.

Let's face it: Some of the 50,000 convention visitors probably will struggle to enunciate Ybor. That doesn't mean we replace the "Y" with an "E." We are who we are. …

Ronda Storms made it clear at a Plant City Chamber of Commerce breakfast last week that she will target Hillsborough County Property Appraiser Rob Turner's decision to email porn to his human resources director. Sen. Storms, R-Valrico, said it's the reason she jumped into the race.

"I see myself as a person that will call attention to it in a way that others cannot do or are not willing to do," she said.

Seen on a bumper sticker: If You Don't Talk To Your Cat About Catnip, Someone Else Will. ...

Kudos to Stetson University College of Law, which opened an institute to help veterans and active-duty military personnel with foreclosures and other legal issues. We always should serve those who have served. ...

Ran into Splitsville proprietor Guy Revelle at the Tampa Bay Sports Commission's Sneaker Soiree last week, and he couldn't be more excited about the new Splitsville opening this fall at Downtown Disney. It will have 30 lanes and more than 50,000 square feet.

That's all I'm saying.

GOP fest no reason to change 'setima' to 'septima' 06/03/12 [Last modified: Sunday, June 3, 2012 11:00pm]
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