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HART chief's ousting may ripple across budget

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit board meets this morning and the agenda indicates the 2012 and 2013 budgets will be a primary focus.

The biggest HART news recently has been the departure of chief executive David Armijo, but don't be surprised if his past actions continue to have an effect on the agency's future. And it may be an adverse one. …

With CNN's Soledad O'Brien as the keynote speaker at the popular Women of Influence luncheon Oct. 19, the Tampa Chamber of Commerce should get the biggest crowd ever for the fifth annual event. …

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor stages an African-American roundtable Thursday at the Cyrus Greene Community Center (2101 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa) and she's likely to get a big turnout.

Economic development (jobs) remains a primary issue, and the community continues to worry about redistricting. Really, those concerns can be found in a lot of communities. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Freckles Are Hot.

Hoola For Happiness, which helps supply Hula Hoops for impoverished communities in several countries, stages a benefit for Uganda from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Westin Tampa Bay.

Families are invited and the display will include fire hoops. …

Today marks Pass-a-Grille's 100th anniversary, and my affection for the Pinellas County beachfront village dates to when the Hurricane had a dance club.

Once, I had friends who rented there. I made it out to see them every July 4 to watch the fireworks. Even though their place was too small, I'm still trying to figure out why they left the nation's most beautiful sunsets.

That's all I'm saying.

HART chief's ousting may ripple across budget 06/05/11 [Last modified: Sunday, June 5, 2011 9:15pm]
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