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How (not) to pick an impartial jury for a big trial

Orange-Osceola Chief Judge Belvin Perry Jr. may be in the Pinellas-Pasco courthouse this morning leading jury selection in the case against Casey Anthony, who is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter. Still, I'm struggling to understand how it will be easier here. We have cable, and like the rest of America, we too find Nancy Grace irritatingly irresistible — like nails on a chalkboard. …

Four words on the 2011 legislative session: At least it's over. …

Kudos to Kucera Properties, which recently donated the lobby and mezzanine space in downtown St. Petersburg's One Progress Center for Swanky Soiree II. The upscale fundraiser for Brookwood Florida's program in St. Petersburg, a residential therapy center for girls, is set for Sept. 22.

Seen on a bumper sticker: I'm The Person Your Mother Warned You About. …

Speaking of moms, I found humor in the latest offer from Hooters. I like the place and the food, but the vision of someone taking his mother to the restaurant Sunday just so she could get 10 free wings makes me smile. …

Between laugh-filled anecdotes, a group of friends boast about a crazy Tampa scavenger hunt. The Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus' fifth-annual Quest For Hope, which benefits the 1Voice Foundation, sets sail Saturday at Gaspar's Grotto in Ybor City. Go to quest4hope.org. …

When the twentysomething reporters in the office confessed they'd never heard the disco classic Boogie Nights, I couldn't contain my shock. Then I did some math. Asking them to remember that song was the equivalent of someone asking me, in 1987, to remember a hit from 1953. You know, this aging gracefully act is easier said than done.

That's all I'm saying.

How (not) to pick an impartial jury for a big trial 05/08/11 [Last modified: Sunday, May 8, 2011 10:18pm]
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