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Tampa Pig Jig to benefit kidney disease research

Published Dec. 3, 2012

Former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio now serves as the leader in residence for the University of Tampa's College of Business, and she's not just relying on her own experience to lend lessons.

Last week, Iorio welcomed former Florida Gov. and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham to the university. She also plans to have former Govs. Charlie Crist and Bob Martinez address students.

I wonder if someday a college will invite Iorio to speak as a former Florida governor.

Hmmm. …

Families and patients will share positive stories during All Children's Hospital's annual radiothon on WFUS-FM 103.5 Thursday and Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. I'll help answer phones Friday, but no word if I get to spin my favorite country tunes. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Put your butt where it belongs. The world is not your ashtray. …

Former prisoner of war and retired Air Force Col. Lee Ellis doesn't just chronicle his torturous experience in his new book Leading With Honor, he explains how he gained lessons that can help any leader. Ellis signs copies of the book Wednesday at MacDill Air Force Base's Main Exchange from noon until 2 p.m. For information on access, contact the Exchange at (813) 840-0511. …

Saturday's Pig Jig at the Heights, 1910 N Ola Ave. in Tampa, features all the usual enticements: barbecue, games, musical entertainment — but it's also for a good cause.

Will Wellman, 29, suffers nephrotic syndrome, a degenerative kidney disease, and for the second consecutive year his grade-school friends have pulled together to stage the event and raise money for NephCure Foundation. For information, go to tampapigjig.eventbrite.com. …

That's all I'm saying.

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