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Tampa resident makes vocal argument against red light cameras, ‘kangaroo’ court

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While red-light cameras are unconstitutional in many areas, they are still in full effect in several others, including Hillsborough County. Edwin Martin, a 63-year-old Tampa resident, is one of the drivers have been challenging the citations. Martin claims such citations are “ridiculous” because they encourage drivers to make “panic stops” at yellow lights, and not continue through an intersection. These stops would lead to “possible rear-end collisions.” And after sitting in roughly 30 cases in the Red-Light Camera Court while…

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St. Petersburg Times looking for a ‘cheap’ name for its new online feature

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At a meeting with the Executive Editor of the Tampa Tribune, during a discussion of traditional media integrating new technologies into their business model, I remarked, casually at the time, but now I think it oh-so-seriously, that the people who understand online news media the least are newspapers. Today’s case in point, The St. Petersburg Times is asking readers for names for a new Facebook page linked to its (how boring) “Things To Do” section and two of the three…

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St. Petersburg Times looking for a ‘cheap’ name for its new online feature

in The Bay and the 'Burg by

At a meeting with the Executive Editor of the Tampa Tribune, during a discussion of traditional media integrating new technologies into their business model, I remarked, casually at the time, but now I think it oh-so-seriously, that the people who understand online news media the least are newspapers. Today’s case in point, The St. Petersburg Times is asking readers for names for a new Facebook page linked to its (how boring) “Things To Do” section and two of the three…

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Isn’t this ridiculous?

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A close friend went into the clink last week. He had already agreed to a plea bargain and so he turned himself into the court on Tuesday. His case was over. Yet the next day, more than 50 pieces of direct mail arrived in his mailbox. All hand-stamped with first-class postage. Factoring in creative costs and research time, I figure it costs about a buck a piece for this advertising. Multiply that out by the number of people arrested or incarcerated…

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