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Kids who trashed home should be held accountable

Lutz resident and former NFL player Brian Holloway continues to get national attention in the wake of his vacation home in upstate New York being trashed by an estimated 300 teens on Labor Day weekend.

Holloway learned of the party, which apparently included alcohol and drug use, via Twitter posts by the kids and responded by creating a website, helpmesave300.com, that identifies many of the teens.

The posts are helping police identify the partiers, but Holloway says his goal is to turn around the kids' lives. He invited the teens to help repair the damage, which included broken windows and graffiti. Only one reportedly took advantage of the offer.

Meanwhile, some parents have threatened legal action. Really? A greater crime will be committed if these kids are allowed to walk away without learning the meaning of consequence. …

Seen on a T-shirt: If You Think I'm Crazy, You Should See My Mama. …

Being a Rays fan is like riding SheiKra, but I'm not ready for the ride to end. ...

My friends at Brookwood Florida roll out dining delights at the Mahaffey Theater from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday for its annual Swanky Soiree. Go to swankysoiree.org. …

In case you missed it, Hillsborough County Tax Collector Doug Belden and Tampa business owner Marvin Knight have teamed up to help save the historic Jackson Rooming House. To learn more about it, go to jacksonroominghouse.com. ...

You won't have to guess what day it is Wednesday at Xtreme Juice, 619 S Dale Mabry Highway. Customers get to pose with a camel from 3 to 6 p.m. Hump day may never be the same.

That's all I'm saying.

Kids who trashed home should be held accountable 09/22/13 [Last modified: Sunday, September 22, 2013 6:54pm]
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