Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Ford

Prices for Tampa Bay Bucs’ tickets sees substantial increase

in Sports/Top Headlines by

The football season of the Tampa Bay Bucs wasn’t good enough to keep coach Lovie Smith from being fired. It was good enough, evidently, for the Bucs to raise ticket prices. By a lot. The Bucs announced tickets were going up by an average of 21 percent.The new cost of a 10-game (two-preseason) package ranges from $400 to $1,260, a hefty price when the games are televised. “We are one of only two National Football League clubs that have not…

Keep Reading

Clemson’s history includes another national championship

in Sports/Top Headlines by

Once before, Clemson has been here. Once before, it outlasted more admired teams to win the national championship. It was 1981, and it seemed the country wanted someone else — anyone else — to win its national title. But No. 1 Michigan lost. Alabama lost. Notre Dame and Oklahoma and Penn Sate and Pittsburgh and North Carolina all lost. Clemson beat No. 3 North Carolina 10-8. Then, in the Orange Bowl, the Tigers beat Nebraska to win Danny Ford’s only…

Keep Reading

High-tech cars bring Detroit, Silicon Valley face to face

in Apolitical/Top Headlines by

The office has all the trappings of a high-tech startup. There’s a giant beanbag in the foyer and erasable, white board walls for brainstorming. Someone’s pet dog lounges happily on the sunny balcony. Welcome to the Palo Alto home of the Ford Motor Co., six miles from the headquarters of Google. Meanwhile, in a squat, industrial building in suburban Detroit, a short drive from Ford’s headquarters, workers are busy building a small fleet of driverless cars. The company behind them?…

Keep Reading

Kathleen Ford, Scott Wagman – the two candidates who benefited most from local Democratic support – stiff Pinellas Dems, while Mike Fox mans up

in Peter/The Bay and the 'Burg by

During the 2009 St. Petersburg Mayoral Race, candidates Kathleen Ford and Scott Wagman benefitted greatly from the support of local Democrats. “As expected, Pinellas Democrats have thrown their support behind Kathleen Ford, the Democratic contender in the nonpartisan mayoral race.” – Bay Buzz, Pinellas Democrats throw support behind Kathleen Ford for St. Pete mayor “Local and state Democrats are aggressively targeting St. Petersburg’s officially nonpartisan mayor’s race to help put a Democrat, Kathleen Ford, in the mayor’s seat, while Republicans…

Keep Reading

Dear Bill Foster

in Peter/The Bay and the 'Burg by

Too bad I am not working for you, because if I were, you wouldn’t be losing your grip on second place. Let’s face it. Deveron Gibbons is moving on to the general election. The brothers, as Mark Winn likes to think of them, account for about 18 percent of the vote. So long as the walk-around-money flows, Gibbons is gonna take 80% of that vote. With that block, all Deveron needs is 1 in 10 non-black voters to break his…

Keep Reading

10 things I think I think about the latest campaign fundraising reports

in The Bay and the 'Burg by

1. I was one of the first to call for the City Clerk to post the Campaign Treasurer reports online, and while I appreciate the initial effort to post PDFs of the reports, the city needs to take the next step and create an accessible online database to see who’s giving what. Political Whore Wayne Garcia echoes this call in his cover story on how to fix Tampa Bay politics: “While we’re at it, how about better, more user-friendly interfaces…

Keep Reading

Draft Ken Welch

in The Bay and the 'Burg by

The latest poll on the St. Petersburg Mayoral race supposedly indicates that voters are undecided about their choice. Nothing could be further from the truth. I have access to a second poll, whose questions are more direct than The Times’. The crosstabs of this poll indicate that voters are not completely undecided, they are just undecided about which one of two candidates they would like to support. Bennett supporters are also Wagman supporters and vice-versa. Ford supporters are also Foster…

Keep Reading

Go to Top