Wednesday, December 13, 2017
News Roundup

Lopano gets more money, as well as more pressure

The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority last week sweetened the compensation for Tampa International Airport CEO Joe Lopano with a $500,000 incentive to stay on for the next five years.

It's good money, but surely Lopano realizes that with each dollar the scrutiny grows greater and the expectations go higher. He's laid out a great vision for the airport and he's more than capable, but he'll continue to be measured by the unenviable challenge of adding more international flights. Good luck. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Adults Are Just Kids Who Owe Money. …

Thanks to U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, the U.S. post office at 2810 E Hillsborough Ave. in Tampa will be named for Abe Brown, the late Baptist minister and founder of a prison ministry. The event is at 10 a.m. Tuesday. …

Come out Saturday from 7-10 p.m. for Splash of Jazz at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium's "Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure" in the Harborview Center. The fundraiser supports RCS Grace House, which assists homeless families. If it matches last year's event, it'll be good down-to-earth fun. …

Kudos to WFTS-Ch. 28 and anchor Lissette Campos, who won a National Association of Broadcasters community service award for a campaign against domestic violence. …

Mike Tyson's one-man show comes to Ruth Eckerd Hall on April 17. You know you're intrigued. …

True story: Monday, I saw a car with a vanity plate that translated to "One Hot Mess." Wednesday, I saw the same make and color with a plate that basically read "Repent." Thursday, I saw a third car, same make and color, with the plate "Forgiven."

That's all I'm saying.

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