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We share responsibility for gulf oil spill

The blame game remains front and center in the oil spill crisis, but if you drill down on the issue (pun intended), all of us share some degree of responsibility because we contribute to our nation's oil dependency.

I've logged 138,000 miles on my car in five years.

Time to focus on solutions. At 6 p.m. Tuesday, a special forum will be held at the Palladium in St. Petersburg.

It'll feature panels on the impact and the media coverage, but I'm most interested in the discussion about solving the problem. Register at www. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: World Peace, Not Pieces. …

Every time I hear gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott say he wasn't interviewed by federal authorities investigating his former company's fraudulent activity, I always wonder, "Why not?"

After all, he was the CEO.

Still, Scott's money and polling numbers show GOP opponent Bill McCollum that speaking to the people garners more momentum than attack ads. …

Kudos to PJ's Oyster House in Indian Rocks Beach, which celebrates its 25th anniversary Thursday. …

The Ryan Nece Foundation stages its annual gala Saturday night at the TPepin Hospitality Centre, but equally intriguing is a celebrity scavenger hunt scheduled for earlier in the day.

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Columbia Restaurant president Richard Gonzmart starts a new Father's Day weekend tradition with the Inaugural 2K "Riverwalk for Dads" on Saturday.

Families will stroll the Riverwalk and then enjoy a hot breakfast at the Columbia Café in the Tampa Bay History Center.

Proceeds go to Moffitt Cancer Center's Advanced Prostate Cancer Collaboration. Register at

That's all I'm saying.

We share responsibility for gulf oil spill 06/13/10 [Last modified: Sunday, June 13, 2010 7:49pm]
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