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St. Petersburg needs to embrace dialogue on future Rays stadium

St. Petersburg city officials are all bent out of shape because talk of the Rays moving across the bay heated up last week, but their refusal to discuss the baseball committee's stadium findings spurred the interest in Tampa. They would be wise to initiate positive dialogue instead of getting all "lawyered" up. …

Riddle me this: If the 200-plus people who attended Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin White's campaign kickoff party had to donate to his legal fees, would they have still attended? If they really want to show support for White, make a down payment on the $425,000 that White's sexual discrimination suit cost taxpayers. …

The Florida Democratic Black Caucus isn't defending the actions that led to the resignation of Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance director Renee Gilmore, but it is calling for a replacement who adheres to professional business practices and is sensitive to the alliance's diverse population. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Blogging — A Great Way To Meet People And Lie To Them. …

On March 3, radio host Michael Baisden teams with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay to promote black men being mentors with a live Tampa broadcast and a 7:30 p.m. town hall meeting at Latam at the Centro. Call (813) 259-9867 for details. …

WEDU Be More award winner Steve Franks, whose volunteer work raises awareness of Lou Gehrig's disease, is hosting a spaghetti fundraiser at the Pinellas Park Senior Center from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. RSVP at (727) 642-2496. …

Kudos to Inkwood Books and all who came out last week to celebrate my late grandmother's new book. Your presence humbled and inspired me.

That's all I'm saying.

St. Petersburg needs to embrace dialogue on future Rays stadium 02/21/10 [Last modified: Sunday, February 21, 2010 10:30pm]
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