Tonight Beak's on Broadway entertains diners at Grand Central's Old Florida-style eatery. The weekly cabaret is from 8 to 10:30 p.m. every Monday and showcases local musical theater stars belting out popular tunes.
The agency's tattered image well before former County Commissioner Kevin White ending up in jail for taking bribes while serving as the agency's chairman or its former executive director, Cesar Padilla, got busted for moonlighting (and ultimately resigned).
But the bill's sponsors - Representative Jamie Grant and state Senator Jeff Brandes - came at the PTC from another angle, saying that the agency rule that mandates that limo and sedan drivers charge at least $50 per ride stifles free enterprise and has deterred alternative transportation services like Uber from getting a toehold in the market.
Gibney is perhaps the best — and certainly the most prolific — documentary filmmaker in America, with his films on the Enron scandal and Abu Ghraib in particular earning critical acclaim. He delivers the goods again in The Armstrong Lie, creating a film that clearly illustrates the hold Armstrong had on the many people willing to buy his story.
The five House Republican women are Reps. Ann Wagner of Missouri, Susan Brooks of Indiana, Diane Black of Tennessee, Lynn Jenkins of Kansas and Virginia Foxx of North Carolina.
Although Peters (like her opponent, David Jolly) is generally considered a moderate, one of those participating in Wednesday's lunch — Virginia Foxx — is most definitely not.
A few very appealing concerts are taking place tonight on either side of Tampa Bay, one by a music vet, the other by a rising star. Here's what longtime music critic Eric Snider has to say about both:
Congrats to the Tampa Bay Bucs, the best worst team in the game. Led by stud linebacker Lavonte David, they cruised over the miserable Buffalo Bills in a dragged out sloppy as all-all heck game in ridiculously warm December weather yesterday, prevailing 27-6. Now the Bucs host my favorite team, the still-alive-for-a-Super Bowl San Francisco 49ers next Sunday at Raymond James at 1:00 p.m. The Niners manned up and squeezed by the best team in the NFL this season, Seattle, 19-17, in the last regular Sunday season game at Candlestick Park yesterday (though those who took the Seahawks and the 2.5 points cleaned up).
The Stonewall Democrats of Pinellas County celebrates the holidays and recent election victories at Georgie’s Alibi, 3100 3rd Ave. N., St. Petersburg, 5 to 8 p.m. In 2013, the Stonewall Democrats endorsed seven candidates for public office and all seven won. Meet and greet some of the newly elected public officials, including St. Pete mayor-elect Rick Kriseman.
Tuesday, Dec. 10
Spread some holiday cheer at Ybor City’s Hamburger Mary’s toy drive and bingo fundraiser for Metropolitan Ministries and other organizations assisting single mothers this holiday season. There will be plenty of prizes and bingo starts at 7 p.m. Reservations can be made at (813) 241-MARY.
But but late Sunday morning the Governor's communications team had fired back with an over 1,100-word response refuting numerous charges made in the paper.
Specifically they dispute 12 specific charges made in the lead story of the package, which is led by Times/Miami Herald Tallahassee Bureau Chief Steve Bosquet (In a bit of a slight to the Times, the Scott press release refers to the story as only being written by the Herald. Regarding the charge that the total number of jobs).
Here's the entire press release, after the jump:
There's no telling what led you to Sunday's decision to sip on a Bloody Mary. But here you are. And you don't just want some vodka and tomato juice slapped together with a celery stick.
You want a Bloody Mary that gets up early, stays up late, with uninterrupted prosperity, who uses a machete to cut through red tape.
Given that this meeting served more as an introduction than anything else, TBARTA's Executive Director Bob Clifford, dominated the meeting, explaining the organization's goals for the Tampa Bay region, stretching from Citrus County to Sarasota, and how Pinellas fits in. One of Clifford's main points was the need for a transportation plan with a regional vision, as opposed to the usual county wide focus.