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A quick suggestion for Marco Rubio …

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According to Marc Caputo of POLITICO, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is trying to unload the Tallahassee home he co-owns with David Rivera, the former congressman under investigation in a federal campaign-finance probe. Democrats are having a field day with this story, with the Florida Democratic Party going so far as to post a mock-ad on Craig’s List listing the home for sale. Here’s a suggestion for Rubio, who has to understand he cannot run for president of the United States…

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SINN, the ‘bikini dance club’ next door to Scientology’s Life Improvement Center in downtown St. Pete, now offering free pole-dancing classes

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With a homeless population that probably makes Mumbai seem hospitable, the last thing downtown St. Petersburg needed was a low-grade, white-trash bikini club opening across the street from Williams Park. But there is a certain irony in the fact that this club, with a stripper pole that’s not even attached to the ceiling and dancers that make the strippers in Pinellas Park look like Victoria’s Secret models, opened up next store to the Scientology Life Improvement Center. Still, by several…

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SINN, a ‘bikini dance club,’ opens next door to Scientology’s Life Improvement Center in downtown St. Petersburg

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With a homeless population that probably makes Mumbai feel hospitable, the last thing downtown St. Petersburg needed was a low-grade, white-trash bikini club opening across the street from Williams Park. But there is a certain irony in the fact that this club, with a stripper pole that’s not even attached to the ceiling and dancers that make the strippers in Pinellas Park look like Victoria’s Secret models, opened up next store to the Scientology Life Improvement Center. The 5,500-square-foot establishment…

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Here’s what TampaBay.com can do better…

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Alright, the editors and managers at The St. Petersburg Times‘ website www.tampabay.com are asking readers for ideas on how to improve their site. Well, ask and you shall receive, because if there is one thing I ain’t lacking, it’s opinions on how to improve the Times‘ online presence. Now, I understand there are casual readers of www.tampabay.com who are probably satisfied with the Times‘ website — and they should be. The site is accessible and full of information, the two…

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Video: Creative Loafing hangs out a shingle on Craig’s List but now the ad is missing

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With the threat of imminent death that haunts all print media these days, it should not come as surprise that Creative Loafing is using a free service to advertise for writing positions that offer little or no pay. Or as Creative Loafing puts it: “Let me re-iterate again for those of you who may be under the understanding that we are currently hiring staff — we are not. This is not a paid “job”…and there is a MODEST pay model…

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10 things I think I think about today’s paper

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10 things I think I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times: 1. Perhaps the best written item in today’s edition is this letter-to-the-editor about Charlie Crist, an excerpt: His positive ratings are puzzling to me, and speak a lot about Floridians’ “good” sense, as I still don’t know what good he did during his short cameo impersonating a governor. But I do know what he did not do: govern. He abandoned the power into the hands of an ultra-right-wing House,…

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Happy 4th of July

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Happy Fourth of July from Port Jefferson. It was a year ago today that I “left” Parkshore Grill. It was also a year ago today that Jenny and I spent our first real night together, after six weeks of sneaking around. A year ago today I would have never thought, if not dreamed, I would be in Port Jefferson, New York, for the Fourth of July. As it is, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. There’s something very cool…

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