NORTHEAST FLORIDA – This past weekend, which dates were Sat. Morning, April 4, 2009 through Sun. Evening, April 5, 2009, Florida’s First Coast awoke to a contradictory (only in the) Florida Times-Union (Morris Publishing Group) mess. The leading story in Sports featured who-else-but Gene Frenette. His sources said Driscoll, 44, is the favorite for the Osprey’s top job.
NCAA Final Four in Ford Field was already wondering who would be in the Top 2. As usual, any news of FSU was buried on page C-4, with no mention of Wed., April 8, 2009’s baseball game at the Sun’s Baseball Stadium against the Ospreys.
Over in Metro, in a featured LETTERS FROM READERS, DAVID CARTES, director, Institute for Energy Systems, Economics and Sustainability, Florida State University, Tallahassee, sincerely hoped that “Sen. Jim King’s Communications, Energy and Public Utilities Committee deliver[ed] a clean energy strategy and not simply a renewable portfolio standard.”
However, as we’ll read the very next day, which was Sunday, Sen. Jim King wants to be [revealed by Ron Littlepage] state university chancellor, a job the boss of the Ospreys already has!
Cartes had already said on Sat. that “Any business person will tell you that no successful business venture can start without a business plan, and energy is big business.”
But Ron Littlepage insisted on political intrigue — he accused Republicans of believing in global warming and a generally-abominable energy policy.
As usual, the intrigue will continue on Florida’s First Coast because Duval County Mayor Jake Godbold, 1978–1987, just had to mention the Trail Ridge Landfill before the City Council meeting on Thurs.
Morris Publishing Group wasn’t even paying attention because the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal awoke to find itself as a fledgling settlement and had become a weekly newspaper.
— k. a. gardner