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Here’s The Scoop….Updates….8/13/08

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THAT’S WHY IT’S CALLED “VOLUNTEERING”….

Word out today…that some of those who thought they got the “golden ticket” to the Obama Denver acceptance speech…are being informed…it comes with a “caveat”….they must volunteer…6 hours to the campaign before Friday August 15th….

There has been reports in the past on Obama’s idea that a “volunteer” corp should rival the military in what they will do for this country…YIKES!….

BCbythesea….has been in the minority of the PC majority…for years on this one…starting when the schools started to make it “mandatory” for students to “volunteer”…with community service expecting a required amount of hours….before graduation….

What happened to the meaning of the word….”volunteer?”…..

WHAT ARE YOU A MAN OR A MESSENGER?…….

BCbythesea…hears the natives are restless….and the “Messengers”……..are unable to “pass on” their messenger duties….to those who have said…”No more!”….

BCbythesea…so when will the ” Messengers” themselves….stand up and do the same?…..

DE-ANNEXATION…..DEAD IN THE WATER?…..

So whatever happened to De-annexation from LBTS and the newly formed committee?….

Haven’t heard a thing…nothing written in the Futures…..what gives?….

BCbythesea…Perhaps they realize…2010….may be in the cards?….

ELECTION 2010 PREDICTIONS….

Many are already talking about who would run against who…in the next LBTS election….

Here’s the line up….so some say….

McIntee…will run for Mayor…because he could never win back the commission seat in the north end again… although the same can be said…for a mayoral run….one gentleman says….if Minnet…runs again…she will win….against him…hands down!….

BCbythesea…every time Minnet says no to a new acquisition…her “stock” goes up…with the voters….in SRC….

Look for a possible return of Clark to run for commission…which may be why no De-annexation updates from his “camp”….just who he would run against from the CIC….is a huge question…especially after the last election….and the CIC problem with finding candidates… the M & Ms…trying to replace Commissioner Clottey when she stepped up to the plate….previous posts…of course MacMillan could buy in town to run….which will guarantee a win to Clark on a silver platter…for in the north end of town…BTSTimes…is “bird cage” liner….so they say….

Silverstone…will run for Commission…because his “pal” McIntee would never stand for him to have the center seat….with Yanni making a return…..after some maneuvering from a pre- OG group who see a ripe opportunity…to return….

If Silverstone wants to go for another 4 years…the CIC…will look no further….although…a return to the “promises” of 2007…made to Cristie Furth…previous post….may rise up again…to leave her “out in the cold” once more…..

Bigger question….will Parker make a comeback?….

Will any CIC “newbies”…take a leap into the “Sausage making?”….

Always fun to play and ponder…..

THE SENTINEL WILL ROCK!….

Or not…a whole new look is coming this Sunday….the Sentinel will debut…a giant “S’ for the SunSentinel….no more hyphen….(does that save money too?)….

Basically the Sentinel becomes the Sentinel “Cliff Notes”…for a future of readers who must be channel 7 “short attention news”…watchers!….

BCbythesea…with the regular repeat of news stories printed weekly …this move only adds to the speculation that the Sentinel’s days are numbered….

WASTE MANAGEMENT HAS A BETTER OFFER….

Waste Management has come back and sweetened the deal for rival Republic Services…by $3….in a deal worth $6.73 billion!…

No wonder they put on their yearly galas for elected official at $500 thousand a pop…mere chump change!…

SHOWING MORE INDEPENDENCE…

Perhaps Commissioner Dodd realizes after the “Scorched Earth” edition of the BTSTimes…it is not the best avenue for future commissioner comments…

Therefore…he has come up with a much better alternative….regular press releases that will be sent to The Futures…The Pelican and the BTSTimes….for each paper to decide whether or not to include in their publications….thereby reaching more of his constituents…KUDOS!….

NOT THAT BAD….

The state pension fund lost 4.4% of its value….over the last fiscal year…but the overseer says…it’s not that bad…when you compare it to the domestic stock market…down 12.7% and foreign equity stock market by 7.6%….the fund that covers 900,000 state and local employees had an average return of 9.9%over the last 5 years….

BCbythesea…anybody ever hear from the LBTS Town Manager about those “Pool”…funds…and the penalties? …Did we pay any?….

SEAGRAPE/WASHINGTONIA SIDEWALK…UPDATE…

BCbythesea…spoke with Mark Levine today…he answered the questions many have…

the “lake” at the corner of Seagrape and Washingtonia at the “entry” to the new Washingtonis sidewalk is due to the sewers not being opened ….and asphalt that needs to be done…

The trees on Seagrape….are going in…the tree “grates” are considered part of the sidewalk…usable for pedestrians to walk on….HUH?….

There will be no trees at the south end near commercial…where many have wondered about the width…

The wheelchair access will be coming …..on Seagrape across from Washingtonia…

DID THEY CHANGE THE SIGNS?….

A quick drive by last evening…past the “White Elephant” parking lot…and we thought it looked like the previously posted double sided “do not enter” signs at the new A1A entry…..looked like they had been replaced with 1 sided signs…pointed to the south…to stop part of the confusion to enter….

will need to check it out…to be sure…it wasn’t just hopeful thinking…

Now where will the sign to warn the entry is coming up be posed to stop the numerous misses?….

more to come….

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