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Bay Area leaders relieved… but maybe a little disappointed

As Hurricane Ian shifted east and south, Tampa Bay Area civic leaders expressed relief, advice for residents to remain vigilant and a little bit of disappointment. “Obviously we’re glad that once again it appears we have avoided the worst of what is a catastrophic storm, but our thoughts and prayers go out to the people…

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St. Pete man really doesn’t want to do hurricane prep

Messy Yard

Eddie “Earl” Scrugglins of St. Petersburg doesn’t want to clean up his yard in advance of Hurricane Ian making landfall somewhere on the west coast of Florida either later today or early tomorrow, because he doesn’t think he should have to. “That’s exactly right; I don’t think I should have to,” he said. “All this…

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Uber Eats order receiver expects to be tipped

Uber Eats

Henry Gzzrnrsh of St. Petersburg frequently receives Uber Eats deliveries on behalf of his co-workers and is miffed that he is rarely offered a gratuity for the service he provides. “Granted, I didn’t make the food or even pick it up from where it came from. But if not for me, it would sit there…

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St. Pete men cashing in on baby formula shortage

Milk Pimps

With the nation facing a critical shortage of baby formula, two men in St. Petersburg are offering what they claim is an adequate, temporary substitute. “Yeah, we can hook you up, young moms and dads but especially moms, said Sonny Jennings. “We are the milk pimps.” Jennings said that he and his partner have developed…

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Dumb-ass idea dies deservedly

Rays Sternberg

The Tampa Bay Rays proposal to share the financially beleaguered Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise with the city of Montreal, a concept the organization has been committed to for years, has been officially squashed by Major League Baseball’s executive council. “We didn’t step in sooner because we had no idea that this was something being…

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St. Pete woman shames carolers

Carolers

Linda Ech of St. Petersburg met a group of her neighbors out caroling with scorn and derision, sending them home feeling terrible about themselves. “People are going to call me a Karen or a Grinch, and that’s fine, if you’re not above petty name calling,” said the professor of music history at St. Pete Junior…

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