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On autism awareness and Betty Castor's influence

Described as a poignant narrative that follows two men with autism, Wretches & Jabbers makes its Tampa debut in June.

Produced and directed by Academy Award winner Gerardine Wurzburg, the documentary will be screened in the Tampa Museum of Art at 7 p.m. June 10 and at the Tampa Theatre on June 11 at 1:30 p.m. Cast members will hold Q&A sessions. For more information, go to www.ollibean.com. …

Before presenting Clara C. Frye for induction into the new Hillsborough County Women's Hall of Fame on Thursday, Commissioner Mark Sharpe saluted another inductee.

Sharpe offered effusive praise for Betty Castor, the first woman elected to the Hillsborough County Commission, saying her presence at the dedication of the Town 'N Country Public Library when he was a boy helped inspire him to become a politician.

That's intriguing when you consider that Sharpe, a Republican, may run for Congress next year against Castor's daughter, Democratic Rep. Kathy Castor. …

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

The St. Petersburg NAACP stepped up the effort for its annual Freedom Fund Dinner on June 4 at the Coliseum, putting together a program that includes R&B legend Jeffrey Osborne and U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Judge Robert N. Davis. For tickets, go to www.stpetenaacp.weebly.com. …

Rumor has it that to win back the White House, the GOP will arrange for President Barack Obama to have lunch with former Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin White. Just joking. Besides, surely Obama knows better. Doesn't everyone?

That's all I'm saying.

On autism awareness and Betty Castor's influence 05/29/11 [Last modified: Sunday, May 29, 2011 6:35pm]
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