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The sincere must still be accountable

Grief doesn't give Mark Lunsford the license to abuse laws that govern nonprofit groups, and sorrow doesn't make it wrong to question Lunsford about his foundation.

However, judgment should be balanced between the mistakes he may have made and the good he has done trying to make this nation safer for children through his advocacy work. Lunsford could have retreated to a cocoon instead of trying to help. …

State House Speaker Larry Cretul wants proof the state Senate will approve Orlando's commuter rail plan before holding a special session in December.

Why not work with the Senate to craft a passable bill? That's called leadership, and it's surprising our state leaders don't have a greater sense of urgency. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Tree Hugger.

Kudos to U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, who joins Sallie Mae to stage a "Saving, Planning and Paying for College Workshop" at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Strawberry Crest High School in Dover. …

Laura Izibor, who has one of the year's top songs in From My Heart to Yours, appears Saturday at Clearwater's Capitol Theatre. …

Anderson-McQueen plays host to "Reflections — The American Funeral Tour" at Ribfest starting Friday at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg. The 53-foot mobile museum explains funeral customs and commemorates those who serve our country. It never hurts to serve up ribs with sauce — and perspective. …

The paper's eBuy for Education online auction plays up an item that allows you to lunch with me. I'm smartly playing up it's at Mise En Place. Go to, and click on "unique experiences." …

That's all I'm saying.

The sincere must still be accountable 11/08/09 [Last modified: Sunday, November 8, 2009 7:47pm]
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