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Hooper: Could it be a done deal for Pier Park on Thursday?

Published May 3, 2015

Pier Park's popularity rises as we move closer to the St. Petersburg City Council's vote on Thursday. Excitement rises as the process appears ready to be finalized.

So why am I so worried about the vote and the negotiations that will follow? Please folks, don't blow this. …

WEDU joins Tuesday's parade of philanthropy by dedicating 24 hours of broadcast time on WEDU's digital channel (check your local listings) to GiveDay Tampa Bay. Coverage of the online nonprofit effort will include live broadcasts from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at its studios, 1300 N Boulevard, Tampa. …

The only way to change the dysfunction in Tallahassee is to change the system. We need to grow resolute, not apathetic. We need reform, not retreat. …

Seen on a T-shirt: I Don't Need Google. My Wife Knows Everything. …

The Florida Department of Citrus will stage a minicarnival complete with music, giveaways and, of course, orange juice samples from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Channelside Bay Plaza today. …

Kudos to Susan Korabek, who soldiers on after her son's 2010 prescription drug death by trying to help other teens avoid that fate. Korabek leads a fundraiser from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Palm Harbor's Thirsty Marlin, 1023 Florida Ave. Proceeds benefit Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education (NOPE) and the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Go to onelovejamfest.org. …

I'm not sure why people expected more from the lackluster Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight. In the last 25 years, no sport has promised more and delivered less.

That's all I'm saying.