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Church of Scientology lashes back at St. Pete Times

January 7, 2010

We received in the mail a newspaper, 12 pages on high-bright, that attacks the St. Petersburg Times, its management and its foundation, Poynter Institute. It’s called Freedom, with the subhead “Investigative Reporting in the Public Interest.”…

Billings case

Billings case: Thursday, July 16

January 1, 2010

MEDIA MINEFIELD Thursday, July 16 It has been a week since Bud and Melanie Billings were killed. The seven men who the authorities believe are responsible and one female accomplice have been arrested. The media wants…

News

Wow, St. Pete Times can investigate

December 31, 2009

The St. Petersburg Times is the best newspaper in the state. They have put together an amazingly in-depth investigative package on Scientology leader David Miscavige. Former executives of the Church of Scientology, including two of the…

Politics

Florida has real financial crisis

December 1, 2008

State economists report that they project Florida will collect $31.4-billion less in taxes than expected over the next four years. Why? Fewer people are moving to the state for the first time since air conditioning was…

Politics

IN Your Head Radio 5.21

May 21, 2008

The Headline was “Teacher Fired for Wizardry” … that is not exactly what happened, but once the story hit the internet, the truth of the matter was lost. Jeff Solocheck, a writer for the St. Petersburg…

Politics

Tale of two gunshots

June 18, 2007

The St. Petersburg Times has an article on two cases involving pistols being fired. One involves an unemployed black man; the other involves a lawyer who is a former prosecutor and Clearwater’s former city attorney. Guess…

Politics

Fighting panhandlers elsewhere

June 12, 2007

It looks like Comm. Gene Valentino was ahead of other communities in dealing with panhandlers. The St. Pete Times reports that the city of St. Petersburg is considering ordinances on the issue. Read: Neighbors vs. Panhandlers…