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Kendrick Meek friend aiding Jeff Greene

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From the Buzz: When he first announced his campaign for U.S. Senate, Kendrick Meek said he expected one of his top advisers would be longtime friend Marcus Jadotte, a savvy Florida strategist who served as deputy campaign manager for John Kerry’s presidential campaign. Turned out Jadotte never did much on Meek’s campaign and, to hear virtually every Democratic operative in Florida tell it, is now expected to help the Jeff Greene U.S. Senate campaign. Ouch. There’s no confirmation of a deal reached, though. Jadotte…

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Florida Democrats had better enjoy their new BFF — Charlie Crist

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Florida Democrats had better get used to it because it may not last that long. The “it” I speak of is Gov. Charlie Crist’s “provocation” for lack of a better word of his fellow party. He’s the nearest thing Democrats have had to a friend serving as governor. Take the latest proclamation from the man who wants to be Florida’s next senator: he wants a special session to amend the Florida Constitution to ban offshore drilling and craft a better…

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Au revoir, Truffles, my beloved puppy

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Maybe I did not know you long enough to feel as heartbroken as I do tonight, but Truffles, you were an amazing friend, companion and dog. Each day we had together brought countless smiles to my face, just as your departure brings an unending stream of tears. From this day forward, I will be haunted of the thought that your last innocent puppy thought was one of fear; that you prayed in whatever way a creature of God can pray…

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Another birthday for a great friend

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If I squint my eyes hard enough, I can look back and see my first day of 2nd grade Gifted class. It was way back then that I met my first girl (space) friend…the spectacular Sharon Rasponi. For over 20 years now, Sharon and I have been friends. First in our Gifted class, then at Holy Family, next at Northeast and throughout our college years. Throughout it all, Sharon has been close by. And best of all, she has been my…

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With fond remembrance, John Spencer

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Leo to Josh: “This guy’s walking down the street when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep he can’t get out. A doctor passes by and the guy shouts up: “Hey, you! Can you help me out? ” The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a priest comes along and the guy shouts up: ” Father, I’m down in this hole. Can you help me out? ” The priest…

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