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Lottery win brings fortune, some of it bad

Your car rattles, your brakes squeak and that "maintenance required" light never goes off.

Suddenly you look up and see that Powerball billboard and dream a little dream.

Yet the slaying of Abraham Shakespeare tempers such desires. He's just the latest in a significant list of lottery winners whose lives went awry after landing newfound riches. It makes you appreciate what you have, and it makes you wonder. …

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. It's sad that years intended for innocent firsts are being polluted with despicable acts. We've got to do better. …

Seen on a T-shirt: Can't Sleep. The Clowns Will Get Me. …

How come women can go to the bathroom with each other, but guys can't? I mean, it's like a rite of passage for them. …

Pinellas County Animal Control reported last week that the area's coyote population is on the rise. In a related note, the Acme Corp. reports an increase in the sale of dynamite, bird seed, giant springs and jet rockets in Pinellas.

Seriously, stay alert and protect your pets. Coyotes aren't just wily, they're dangerous. …

Big John's Alabama Barbecue celebrated its grand reopening Saturday. The legendary spot on 40th Street in East Tampa closed for 10 months due to road construction, but now it's bigger and better. ...

I thought about walking my 8-year-old to class in my 20-year-old, super cool, Creamsicle Bucs Zubaz pants, but she said she would be "scarred for life."

Not surprisingly, www.zubaz.com says the zebra-striped pants are making a comeback. If my pair weren't so suave and comfy, I would put them on eBay.

That's all I'm saying.

Lottery win brings fortune, some of it bad 01/31/10 [Last modified: Sunday, January 31, 2010 6:09pm]

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