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Unease over case of the Dungys and mailed threats

Some questions remain after former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Tony Dungy and his wife revealed last week in a book that they received racist, threatening letters after enrolling their son Eric at Plant High School in 2008. At the top of the list: Who sent the letters? The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office had its intelligence division investigate and identify "the man" who sent the letters, but the Dungys chose not to press charges so detectives never made an arrest. Still, there's unease with the incident being swept away. ...

On a related note, the Dungys' new book, Uncommon Marriage, inspires with heart. ...

Like the Pinellas County Urban League and St. Petersburg city officials, I have high hopes for a pilot program designed to help entire families — not just individuals — rise out of poverty with the aid of job training. It sounds like a true hand up.

Look for Florida Polytechnic University's new space-age innovation building in a Dodge Ram truck TV ad. ...

Seen on a bumper sticker: My Other Ride Was A Battleship. ...

When Cameron Kim played soccer on my sons' team as a 7-year-old, he always brought a lot of passion to the field. It appears that same drive landed him in another type of competition: the Jeopardy! College Championship. Kim, now a senior at Duke University, appears Tuesday. ...

You know it's going to be interesting when a media alert begins, "Smoking marijuana in a hospital setting does not provide a free zone for illegal drug use." Turns out the Stuart Police Department arrested a man last week for lighting up in the maternity ward at Martin County Hospital. I guess we're still grappling with our definition of "medical marijuana."

That's all I'm saying.

Unease over case of the Dungys and mailed threats 02/09/14 [Last modified: Sunday, February 9, 2014 8:38pm]

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