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

in Peter/The Bay and the 'Burg by

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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He said what? Mayor Bill Foster says ‘I don’t want to hear’ from anyone who doesn’t come to budget meetings

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Michael Van Sickler reported over the weekend that fewer than 20 residents showed up at Mayor Bill Foster’s first budget forum Wednesday night, a turnout that fell far short of expectations for an event where 120 aluminum folding chairs were set up at the J.W. Cate Recreation Center. The low turnout prompted one hell of a quote from Mayor Bill Foster: “By the time of the public hearings when people line up to complain, most of the heavy lifting is…

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He said what? Mayor Bill Foster says ‘I don’t want to hear’ from anyone who doesn’t come to budget meetings

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Michael Van Sickler reported over the weekend that fewer than 20 residents showed up at Mayor Bill Foster’s first budget forum Wednesday night, a turnout that fell far short of expectations for an event where 120 aluminum folding chairs were set up at the J.W. Cate Recreation Center. The low turnout prompted one hell of a quote from Mayor Bill Foster: “By the time of the public hearings when people line up to complain, most of the heavy lifting is…

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St. Pete Times editorial: Mayor Bill Foster’s errant pitch on sports

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Looks like the Times editorial board feels the same way I do about Bill Foster’s hiring of his campaign manager — and his poor choice of words defending the move. St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster’s effort to attract more sports events sounds like a good idea. But he started off on a sour note by hiring his campaign manager to lead the effort and offering an intemperate defense. “I don’t care if he’s my illegitimate son,” Foster said of former…

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St. Pete Times editorial: Mayor Bill Foster’s errant pitch on sports

in The Bay and the 'Burg by

Looks like the Times editorial board feels the same way I do about Bill Foster’s hiring of his campaign manager — and his poor choice of words defending the move. St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster’s effort to attract more sports events sounds like a good idea. But he started off on a sour note by hiring his campaign manager to lead the effort and offering an intemperate defense. “I don’t care if he’s my illegitimate son,” Foster said of former…

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