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St. Petersburg police chief will face tough crowd

St. Petersburg police Chief Chuck Harmon makes a good move today by speaking at the Pinellas Tiger Bay Club.

Chances are Harmon will get some heat from the normally difficult questions that come from Tiger Bay, but he needs to answer them. Harmon often asserts the glaring crime headlines don't reflect the work of his department. It'll be good for him to elaborate. …

At Wednesday's Brandon Chamber of Commerce legislative wrapup luncheon, state Sen. Ronda Storms, R-Valrico, explained her opposition to the controversial growth management bill. It struck me that Storms and Times columnist Howard Troxler actually agree in their opposition to the proposal, which means it must be a really bad bill.

Afterwards, Storms said she probably agrees with Troxler more than he realizes, but it would scare him if he knew that. Troxler responded by saying, "Ditto." Wow. Who knew? …

Seen on a bumper sticker: I'm Driving Fast Because I Have To Poop. …

The Pink Dragon Boat Ladies, a dragon boat team that's composed of breast cancer survivors, have published a book detailing its first division win in Ontario last summer. It also includes individual stories about cancer battles and the positive impact of dragon boat racing. Go to www.pinkdragonladies.org. …

Kudos to the Junior League of Tampa and its Kids Connect program. The league, in conjunction with Hillsborough Kids, brought together foster kids and prospective parents twice this school year. To date, the effort has resulted in 19 "forever families." Sometimes, it is a wonderful world.

That's all I'm saying.

St. Petersburg police chief will face tough crowd 05/27/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 8:42pm]
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