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Bob Rommel files bill to shield college presidential searches from Sunshine Laws

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A new bill introduced by state Rep. Bob Rommel would keep secret the identities of candidates for the presidencies and other top executive positions at Florida’s state colleges and universities through most of the selection process. House Bill 351, introduced by the Naples Republican Monday, would create exemptions in Florida’s open records and open meetings laws. The proposal seeks to keep secret “personal identifying information” of applicants for president, provost, or dean of a state university or a Florida College…

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Rays owner Stu Sternberg feels left behind in spending wars

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At a time major league baseball teams are giving richer and richer contracts, Rays’ owner Stu Sternberg feels more and more at a disadvantage. Sternberg, speaking to the Tampa Bay Times at the winter meetings in Nashville, looks at the situation through the eyes of a baseball owner who spends $70 million dollars a year. That’s barely more than the Cubs spent to sign ex-Ray Ben Zobrist ($54 million over four years) and nowhere near what the Red Sox paid…

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