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The two Ricks battle it out over sewage, the Pier, and ideology

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In their first televised debate, former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker put incumbent Mayor Rick Kriseman on the defensive over his handling of the city’s sewage crisis and construction of a new Pier. Kriseman returned fire, attacking Baker’s conservative ideology and previous interactions with the LGBTQ community.

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Announcing another bid for St. Pete mayor, Rick Baker savages Rick Kriseman

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Speaking in impassioned tones Tuesday, former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker is ready to tangle head on against incumbent Rick Kriseman. “You’re going to hear a lot about Republicans and Democrats over the next few months,” Baker said as he formally announced his bid for mayor on the steps of St. Pete City Hall. “Because that’s that’s the only thing they have.” Baker was referring to earlier statements from Kriseman’s campaign manager about Baker’s support for Republicans like Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin…

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Deveron Gibbons makes appearance at Darryl Rouson campaign event, says he is running for mayor in 2013

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There is a city named St. Petersburg and in it, you and I go about our days, enjoying all that the ‘burg has to offer.  In this reality, Deveron Gibbons was just issued a restraining order to stay away from his girlfriend after allegedly trying to run her over with his car.  In this reality, the downfall of Deveron Gibbons is being discussed on the pages of the St. Petersburg Times, on this blog and in hundreds of conversations occurring all over town.…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times (6/30)

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Obviously the story of the day is the shooting deaths of two of the City of Tampa’s finest.  This is an atrocious incident, and nothing I would write hasn’t already been written by better journalists, so I’ll just leave this issue alone — while praying for the families of all those involved.  Today would not be a bad day for a few minutes of daily Mass There is an incident, far, far less serious than the shooting deaths of two…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times (6/30)

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Obviously the story of the day is the shooting deaths of two of the City of Tampa’s finest.  This is an atrocious incident, and nothing I would write hasn’t already been written by better journalists, so I’ll just leave this issue alone — while praying for the families of all those involved.  Today would not be a bad day for a few minutes of Daily Mass There is an incident, far, far less serious than the shooting deaths of two…

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No paperwork required when Go Davis goes on vacation

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In economic times like these many of us may have forgotten what it’s actually like to go on vacation, but if you think hard enough you may remember.  You may even remember how hectic it is leading up to when you actually leave for vacation.  The time before a few days off are often filled with moments of racing around to get everything done before you leave. Of course, there is probably some paperwork you had to fill out before…

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Rumors circulating around City Hall: Where has Go Davis gone?

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It is the question flying around City Hall, Midtown, the Municipal Services Building and the rest of the city government: Where is Goliath Davis? Since first missing a staff meeting on Monday, Davis has been MIA from City Hall. Not that he has to report to any  gossiping city staffer, or to me for that matter, but no one — and I mean, no one, has seen Davis in several days. Rumors and questions are swirling as the number of…

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