Please join us in cleansing our palates of the week's news before enjoying the flavors of the weekend to come, won't you?
This just in: Racist attention whore's opinions unpopular among young people OK with having black friends.
Speaking of being OK with people different than you, St. Pete once again scored a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign's annual Municipal Equality Index, one of four Florida municipalities to do so among the nine that came in above the national average. Hey Roland Price, perhaps it's time you looked into real estate prices in some other market, like maybe Caucasia or Bigot Falls.
A Lakeland high school was placed on lockdown yesterday morning after the sounds of a car backfiring were mistaken for gunshots. You know what adjective you don't necessarily want associated with your community's education program? "Jumpy."
No, they didn't. They defused it. Let's not make "diffused" the next "eminent," OK, Uncredited Area Journalist?
And finally, a Tampa man was arrested by Fish and Wildlife for dumping tires from his yard where the city told him to put them for pick-up. It would almost be a comically absurd statement on the ridiculousness of bureaucratic extremes, were this dude not actually sitting in jail for trying to work with the city to get a problem solved.