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St. Petersburg cops' quarterback taking heat from inside

The debate regarding St. Petersburg police Chief Chuck Harmon reminds me of arguments about quarterbacks, who get a little too much credit when things go right, and perhaps too much blame when things go wrong. The difference this time: It's the players themselves, not necessarily fans, questioning Harmon's approach.

Patel Conservatory student Ryan Desort wrote an essay about his drug problem. His mother, Karol, a choreographer and dance instructor, drug him from performance to performance.

The essay helped Desort, 14, earn a spot on the Broadway League's Kids Advisory Board. He leaves today for New York after becoming one of only 30 kids to earn the honor. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: I'm Not Paranoid. Why? What Have You Heard? …

Kudos to Vince Monticciolo, the founder of Dentistry from the Heart. The nonprofit has enlisted hundreds of dentists across America to provide free care to more than 5,500 people. On Friday, Monticciolo celebrates eight years and 4,000 smiles saved, by providing a free day of dental care for up to 600 Tampa Bay area residents at his practice in New Port Richey. …

I appreciate that State Vacuum owner David Epstein doesn't want the two University of Tampa students who stole Pickemup, his beloved faux gorilla, punished, but I think it would be appropriate if they had to vacuum a building.

That's all I'm saying.

St. Petersburg cops' quarterback taking heat from inside 02/01/09 [Last modified: Sunday, February 1, 2009 9:57pm]
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