Moving to what’s left of the local “legacy” media, here’s a few you shouldn’t miss:
Standing Room Only at High Speed Rail Forum [Steve Steiner – Lake Wales News] (Yes, The Lake Wales News)
It looks like the Ledger was expecting more outrage to their Marshal Goodman nepotism article. Editorial Page Editor Glenn Marston followed up with: USF Poly Needs to Get Out of Funk and USF Polytechnic Nepotism Issue: Avoid Appearance of Conflict
Cary McMullen has a good piece entitled, Civility Is Beyond Being Nice. While I agree in principle, I also believe you should stand behind your words. In his column, McMullen wrote:
One local Representative, who shall remain nameless, posted a Facebook update stating that while he is all for civility, he was elected to represent certain principles, so he would sit on the Republican side of the aisle. “If a Democrat sits down next to me, there is not much I can do about that,” he wrote.
In case you wonder which of your reps feels that way:
(Before you ask: No, I’m not Facebook friends with Rep. Ross. He posted that comment publicly.)
Lakeland Electric’s Kus’ Past Tarnished [John Chambliss]
Fla. House joins Amendment 6 lawsuit [St. Augustine Record] (Yes, this affects Lakeland.)
We’re refreshing our new Listings Maps for 2011. First, to make them easy to find we’re going to use this column to publish the maps. Second, we’ve changed the icons. A quick glance at the map will now tell you if a listing is a “short sale,” a “REO/Bank Owned” property, or one with no special sale provisions. Click the map icons for more information on a home or click an open area to load the map in a full page.