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New Lightning owner offers flash of encouragement

Cynics may believe new Lightning owner Jeff Vinik wants the team only as an investment, but for now his promising and positive comments bring encouragement to the community and renewed spirit to the team.

Perhaps it's not a coincidence that the team's play began to improve amid rumors it would get a new owner. …

As a proud and pleased owner of a 2005 Camry, I have just one question: Exactly when did Toyota forget how to make cars? …

Pinellas School Board candidate Terry Krasner has gathered more than 400 people on her Facebook fan page, including a number of current and former elected officials. Whether that translates to an edge over opponent Jessica Summers remains to be seen, but it's going to be interesting to observe Facebook's growing political influence. …

At last month's Be More Awards, outgoing WEDU chief executive officer Dick Lobo, 73, openly spoke about how his departure marked his third attempt to retire. Guess he needs to try harder.

On Thursday, President Barack Obama appointed the accomplished television executive to head the International Broadcasting Bureau. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: The House Was Cleaned Yesterday. Sorry You Missed It. …

Hey, coach Stan Heath, any room on the University of South Florida basketball team's bandwagon? I — and hopefully the rest of Tampa Bay — am ready to jump on. …

I enjoy good eating as much as the next person, but a cheeseburger, stuffed between two Krispy Kreme doughnuts? Really? That's scarier than the rides they have at the state fair. …

That's all I'm saying.

New Lightning owner offers flash of encouragement 02/07/10 [Last modified: Sunday, February 7, 2010 10:17pm]
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