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Deveron Gibbons is still an SOB and here are 10 reasons why he won’t run, much less win, in 2013

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The fallout from St. Petersburg Times reporter Michael Van Sickler’s profile of Jeff Copeland, a prominent political organizer in the African American community, continues even after the article’s first publication. Beginning on Wednesday and through this weekend, several sources close to both Copeland and former mayoral candidate Deveron Gibbons have told me that Gibbons is bragging that he was a significant off-the-record source to Van Sickler and is the reason why the article was published. While I doubt Gibbons was…

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Deveron Gibbons is still an SOB and here are 10 reasons why he won’t run, much less win, in 2013

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The fallout from St. Petersburg Times reporter Michael Van Sickler’s profile of Jeff Copeland, a prominent political organizer in the African American community, continues even after the article’s first publication. Beginning on Wednesday and through this weekend, several sources close to both Copeland and former mayoral candidate Deveron Gibbons have told me that Gibbons is bragging that he was a significant off-the-record source to Van Sickler and is the reason why the article was published. While I doubt Gibbons was…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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A few quick hits before a screed I did not get to finish yesterday… There are just great reads abound in today’s paper, albeit many of the stories are heartbreakingly tragic, especially, the report that three Florida panthers were killed by cars on three consecutive days last weekend and have pushed the total of road deaths for the state animal to the point where it is on pace to top last year’s record of 17. I’m still peeved about Michael…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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A few quick hits before a screed I did not get to finish yesterday… There are just great reads abound in today’s paper, albeit many of the stories are heartbreakingly tragic, especially, the report that three Florida panthers were killed by cars on three consecutive days last weekend and have pushed the total of road deaths for the state animal to the point where it is on pace to top last year’s record of 17. I’m still peeved about Michael…

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5 things I think I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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News of Mary Brown’s decision not to seek re-election to the Pinellas County School Board is reverberating through the African American community, which viewed Brown as a hero and a pioneer, no matter how ineffective she was in elected office.  As boring as a race for the School Board may be, the Times will make a project out of those who hope to replace Brown.  That’s the way the newspaper works.  It has impact in the statewide races because it…

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5 things I think I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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News of Mary Brown’s decision not to seek re-election to the Pinellas County School Board is reverberating through the African-American community, which viewed Brown as a hero and a pioneer, no matter how ineffective she was in elected office.  As boring as a race for the School Board may be, the Times will make a project out of those who hope to replace Brown.  That’s the way the newspaper works.  It has impact in the statewide races because it is…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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I was ghastly ill over the weekend (why do I always get sick in May?), so today’s edition is a blend of commentary from Sunday and Monday’s editions of the St. Petersburg Times. As always, the best read on Monday comes via Tom Jones and his “Shooting from the lip” column.  A full page of insight into the world of sports that you didn’t already know from watching ESPN. Worst read is, as usual, Ernest Hooper’s banal column. Speaking of…

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