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Media blackout hits home, and the menu that got away

An interesting side note to the state's big mortgage fraud suit is that it may change the law that exempts real estate agents from being sued.

I'm not saying that's the right call, but I know there's a price to pay when someone in your profession abuses a privilege. See Blair, Jayson. …

My sons play on the Armwood High JV football team, so after an Armwood player made headlines recently because of his arrest, I asked them for the real story.

They replied in unison, "Sorry, Dad, but Coach told us not to talk to the media about that." …

Ralph Hughes died in June and he's still influencing decisions on the Hillsborough County Commission. What would be happening if he were still alive? …

I occasionally wear pink, I've been in fashion shows and I even once got a manicure. But Botox? Dr. Michael Stanford, co-owner of Embrace Spa in St. Petersburg, says 10 percent of his customers are men. I'll never be one of them. We've got to draw the line somewhere. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: I teach, therefore I drink. …

Because of a conflict, I had to send my brother from another mother to be a judge at the Taste of Clearwater last week. He raved about the pork tenderloin medallions from the Belleair Grill and Wine Bar and the fried macaroni and cheese with lobster from the Sandpearl Restaurant. Sounds like I really missed out.

How do you dress hip and swanky? Find out at Friday night's Endless Summer Gala at the Tampa Yacht and Country Club. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation fundraiser promises to be unique, and you'll have a chance to bid on two Super Bowl tickets. Call (813) 249-2111 or go to tampa.cff.org/endlesssummer. …

That's all I'm saying.

Media blackout hits home, and the menu that got away 09/21/08 [Last modified: Sunday, September 21, 2008 10:42pm]
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