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ABC Coalition urges St. Pete to reconsider Rays stadium report

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The chairman of the group researching a possible new Rays stadium location sent a letter to city leaders, urging them to re-consider a meeting. Two weeks ago, Mayor Bill Foster and City Council chair Leslie Curran said they would not meet with the ABC Coalition after it put the finishing touches on its final report. The Coalition was commissioned in 2008 to researching the long-term feasibility of baseball in Tampa Bay. But after it started including areas of Hillsborough County…

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Tampa Trib suggests Rays should look across the bay for a new stadium

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From the Tampa Trib’s Sunday editorial page: The Rays know what’s needed for success. Kalt and his associates have been researching stadium designs, profitable ballparks and baseball’s economic reality. Of course, this doesn’t mean they should get what they want right away. Public officials need to safeguard tax dollars, especially during the recession, when the city can’t be expected to invest in a new facility. But St. Petersburg and Pinellas officials need to be ready when the economy picks back…

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Jeff Lyash at Tiger Bay

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They say power corrupts. Yet as Florida continues to grow in the future, it will need even more….power. With Fossil fuels projected to be readily available to burn for electricity no more than 20 more years, the power industry must make long-term plans now for its future. In Florida, Jeff Lyash, President & CEO of Progress Energy, has his company betting on a new nuclear plant, as well as several smaller alternative energy projects such as a new solar energy…

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