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New Florida A&M trustee with Pinellas ties must keep school in forefront

In the same week, Florida A&M University suspended its presidential search, Gov. Rick Scott appointed Glen Gilzean to the FAMU board of trustees.

Hopefully, Gilzean, 30 and a former Pinellas County School Board appointee, realizes FAMU needs an advocate more than ever. Issues facing it are serious and foreboding, given the historical fear that it will some day be merged with Florida State.

FAMU's important role cannot be diminished and needs to be enhanced, not undermined. ...

The Girl Scouts of West Central Florida honor four women of distinction Tuesday during a special luncheon at A La Carte Event Pavilion: Complex Properties' Elise Minkoff, Premier Eye Care CEO Lorna Taylor, Florida Council on Economic Education executive director Robin Warren and Ocala Marion County Domestic Violence Shelter CEO Judy Wilson. ABC's Deborah Roberts delivers the keynote. ...

Seen on a T-shirt: If All Else Fails, Use A Bigger Hammer. ...

The same weekend the racy Spring Breakers, filmed in Tampa Bay, made its national premiere with Disney star Selena Gomez showing a darker side, the Disney Channel debuted a Wizards of Waverly Place special in which Gomez's character, Alex Russo, battles an evil version of herself. I'm guessing that's the evil Alex in Spring Breakers. ...

Kudos to Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon and the players who sparked the Fortune Favors The Bald fundraiser for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation by shaving their heads. Hopefully, the Rays will come out on top when they get involved in close shaves this season. ...

Is it just me, or did someone else think it weird to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on a Sunday?

That's all I'm saying.

New Florida A&M trustee with Pinellas ties must keep school in forefront 03/17/13 [Last modified: Sunday, March 17, 2013 7:24pm]

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