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No clarity to be found when a parent kills a child

Dick Vitale's annual gala for the V Foundation and pediatric cancer research shined last week in Sarasota not because of the bevy of coaches and athletes present, but because of Vitale's incredible sincerity and devotion to the cause. He wept more than once in discussing his love for the kids enduring that battle.

And it made me wonder: If this man cares so much for other children, how could any parent take the life of their own child? No guilty verdict, explanation or excuse will bring clarity to friends, family and community members asking that question. Only aching sorrow remains …

St. Petersburg College hosts a career event from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday for people interested in public utilities jobs. It's at the Seminole Campus, 9200 113th St. N. People always will need water and electricity. Can you say job security? Call (727) 892-5095 …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Feminism — The Radical Notion That Women Are People …

Look out for the Delta Sigma Theta sorority regional convention June 22-30. Visit Tampa Bay says the convention usually books 1,000 room nights, but with sorority national president Paulette Walker calling Tampa home, the convention is at 4,100 nights and climbing …

MSNBC host and political science professor Melissa Harris-Perry delivered the commencement address at Eckerd College Sunday. Harris-Perry's niece was among the graduates …

A recent Associated Press poll found that most Americans question the big-bang theory, but I think it's a great sitcom.

Okay, maybe I need to register for one of the Pint of Science talks being staged around Tampa Bay this week at pintofscience.us. Beer and learning. Yes …

That's all I'm saying.

No clarity to be found when a parent kills a child 05/18/14 [Last modified: Sunday, May 18, 2014 6:23pm]
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