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DMB kicks off Summer Tour tonight

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The band announced their tour dates earlier this spring, with the exception of the Charlottesville dates, it looks like the usual round of summer shows. Things will be kicked off tonight in Missouri and are slated to wrap up on September 23 in Charlottesville. Along the way they’ll be visiting Kansas, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Ontario, New York, North Carolina, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Arizona, California, Utah, Washington, and Colorado.

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On Martin Dyckman’s retirement

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All at once, it seems so many good people are leaving the Florida political arena. Take for instance the death of Senator Jack Gordon, who passed away before the holidays. Here was the noblest Roman of them all, so to speak. As it is, much of our state is only a few minutes removed from another place in the world and so it’s likey they know little about the enormous contribution Senator Gordon made to this state. Gordon’s death, and…

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Entries due today for the Tampa Bay Advertising Federation’s ADDY Awards

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Today is the final day for all you creative types to submit your entries into the Tampa Bay Advertising Federation‘s annual Addy award competition. The ADDY® Awards are the largest and most comprehensive creative competition in the industry, honoring creative excellence in nearly every area of advertising. It is the only major national creative competition with three rigorous levels of judging – at the local, regional and national levels. Work is entered into the ADDY® competition on the local level…

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Florida’s landmark voucher program struck down

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The bells of victory are ringing throughout Florida with the Florida Supreme Court decision to throw out the state’s voucher system that allows some children to attend private schools at taxpayer expense, saying Thursday that it violates the state constitution’s requirement of a uniform system of free public schools. The 5-2 opinion struck down the Opportunity Scholarship Program, championed by Gov. Jeb Bush, effective at the end of the current school year. It was the nation’s first statewide system of…

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Jack Abramoff’s impact felt in Florida

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There have been those in some quarters who have attempted to dismiss the Jack Abramoff scandal as an inside the Beltway issue that doesn’t matter to “average” Americans. That couldn’t be further from the truth. In my experience, it’s true that voters really don’t care about campaign finance scandals or issues like that, despite how much emphasis the media puts on these matters. Any campaign I worked on that involved some component of political financial scandal by either of the…

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