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The other Bedinghaus to run for Judge

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Just as I get done criticizing ol’ Paul Bedinghaus, word has come that the dear Mrs. Susan Bedinghaus will be running for County Judge, Group 17 seat, one of two new county judgeships added to Pinellas County during the last legislative session. I have to admit that Susan is just peaches by me. She’s a considerate, intelligent jurist who will be a worthy addition to the local judiciary. Good luck, Susan! As for the other seat, Lorraine Kelly has hired…

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I second the motion about Caladesi Island

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From Tampa’s best blog, Sticks of Fire: “Dr. Beach came out with his top beaches for this year, and once again (of course), Tampa Bay is represented. You may remember last year that Fort DeSoto was named the top beach in the U.S. This year, Caladesi Island ranks as America’s No. 2 beach. Caladesi Island is just off the coast of Dunedin.” Just for the record, Fort Desoto Beach has been retired from the Top 10 list. Guess where I…

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Candi Jovan has a new website

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Candi Jovan, Pinellas Democracy for America leader and Democratic candidate for State House District 50, has a new campaign website. Please tell all your friends in House District 50 of her candidacy and urge them to sign her petition http://votejovan.com/petition.html which can be downloaded and completed according to the sample shown.

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Lightning re-signs Brad Richards

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The Tampa Bay Lightning began what figures to be an offseason of change by ensuring their future includes Brad Richards. The 2004 Stanley Cup playoffs MVP signed a new five-year, $39 million contract instead of opting to become a restricted free agent on July 1. The $7.8 million average annual salary is more than twice the $3.4 million he made while leading the Lightning in scoring this season. With Richards’ re-signing, this has been a great week in Tampa Bay…

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To run or not to run? Bill Heller faces a decision in H-52

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From The Buzz: Former USF St Pete Dean Bill Heller looks to many Democrats like a dream candidate for recapturing state House District 52, now held by Frank Farkas. But despite heavy recruiting from Betty Castor and others, Heller has not yet decided to run. Meanwhile Republican frontrunner Angelo Cappelli says he gave the dean a little warning a few weeks ago. “I told him, ‘If you run against me, make sure you know I’m bringing everything I have to…

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Frank Farkas: Senate Prez Fight Far From Over

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From the Buzz: State Rep. Frank Farkas, the St. Petersburg Republican vying with Kim Berfield for the Senate District 16 GOP nomination, taped a “Political Connections” interview yesterday that will air in Tampa Bay Sunday at 11 a.m. on Bay News 9. Afterward, we asked his take on the Alex Villalobos/Jeff Atwater battle over the Senate presidency in 2008. Farkas switched his pledge from Villalobos to Atwater (who has Berfield’s too), but said he couldn’t predict with certainty who would…

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Britt Brock is 21

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There are few young women as intelligent, classy, fun-loving and beautiful as my friend Britt Brock, best friend of the Shady Intern Sara, through whom I met Miss Brock. Brittany, a member of Zeta Tau Alpha at FSU and a recent debutante here in St. Pete, turned 21 yesterday and, no doubt, enjoyed one hell of a rockin’ Tennessee (St.) Waltz. Always where the party is at, Britt organized a Punk Princess outing last night to celebrate her birthday and…

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