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Happy Birthday to Tampa Bay Times reporter and 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner Lane DeGregory! http://www.mrmedia.com/2009/05/lane-degregory-the-girl-in-the-window-2009-pulitzer-prize-winner-st-petersburg-times-mr-media-radio-interview/#.UTpGFxnbtMpHappy Birthday to Tampa Bay Times reporter and 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner Lane... more
ALL NEW!!! Sportswriter turned ultimate fitness athlete Pete Williams returns for his fourth appearance on the show to promote his latest book, 'Obstacle Fit: Your Complete Training Program to Run Fast, Conquer Challenges, and Discover Your Inner Spartan, Mudder, or Warrior.' I'll never try this stuff myself, but I know a lot of my friends are totally into it, so I had this conversation with Pete just for you. Please "Like' this interview on Facebook and share it with your friends! Thanks for watching and listening! http://www.mrmedia.com/2013/02/wanna-get-obstacle-fit-get-author-pete-williams-2013-video-interview/#.USPFeRndb-gALL NEW!!! Sportswriter turned ultimate fitness athlete Pete Williams returns for his... more
I just reposted my 1991 interview/profile with Chris, with whom I remained friendly for years. Always enjoyed him; no one has ever replaced him. http://andelman.com/2013/02/profile-legendary-tampa-bay-sportscaster-chris-thomas-players-1991/I just reposted my 1991 interview/profile with Chris, with whom I remained friendly... more
All the talk of Sweetbay Supermarket closings in the Tampa Bay area reminded me of this story from a happier time for the company, when it had just rebranded from Kash n Karry. New CEO Shelly Broader personally took me around a store pointing out all the cool new stuff. It was a fun cover story, although after it ran, we heard she hated the "Food Fight" cover line and the allusion to 'Animal House.' Oh, well! http://andelman.com/2013/02/food-fight-sweetbay-to-publix-see-if-you-can-guess-what-i-am-now/All the talk of Sweetbay Supermarket closings in the Tampa Bay area reminded me of... more
More than 50,000 people will be going to Tampa, Florida this week to cover the Republican National Convention. Yes, WHACKO-TV will be there with our crack reporters trying to score a big story or a little scoop of something we can bring back to our studios and put on the air. But with every big event, we attempt to film promos that will excite our audience. Well, the session with Captain Jack Jumpseat did not go so well. In fact, we ended up with nothing we could use. This is what we call an “outtake reel”, even though no reel was involved. We are still mystified there are two Ts in outtake.More than 50,000 people will be going to Tampa, Florida this week to cover the... more
For those who wonder if I can write anything besides celebrity interviews, there is this. http://www.mrmedia.com/2011/10/welcome-to-florida-dont-go-near-the-water-with-oba-chandler/For those who wonder if I can write anything besides celebrity interviews, there is... more
Rays fans! If you missed this fascinating behind the scenes book about Tampa Bay's beloved -- if under attended -- ball club, it's not to late to read it and watch my video interview with author Jonah Keri! http://www.mrmedia.com/2011/03/sportswriter-jonah-keri-squeezes-the-extra-2-out-of-tb-rays-interview/Rays fans! If you missed this fascinating behind the scenes book about Tampa... more
Congrats to Tampa Bay's own Ward Smith, comedian and actor (and son of legendary local newsman Hugh Smith) on landing guest starring roles on 'Army Wives' and 'Burn Notice'! Watch my interview with him to learn the details! http://www.mrmedia.com/2012/06/tampa-bays-ward-smith-acts-up-on-army-wives-burn-notice-2012-video-interview-2/Congrats to Tampa Bay's own Ward Smith, comedian and actor (and son of legendary... more
2009 audio interview with Pulitzer Prize winner for feature writing Lane DeGregory of the St. Petersburg Times. Conducted by Mr. Media, Bob Andelman. http://www.mrmedia.com/?p=6502009 audio interview with Pulitzer Prize winner for feature writing Lane DeGregory of... more
Video interview with Tampa Bay Times outdoors-fitness editor Terry Tomalin, author of Everyday Adventures, conducted by Mr. Media, Bob Andelman. http://www.mrmedia.com/?p=3790Video interview with Tampa Bay Times outdoors-fitness editor Terry Tomalin, author of... more
The nonprofit Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, Inc. is the largest wild bird hospital and bird sanctuary in the US, based on the admission of up to 10,000+ birds per year. For over 38 years, the Sanctuary has helped injured wild birds. The Sanctuary's mission is dedicated to the rescue, repair & rehabilitation of injured birds and then their release back into nature. Founded in 1971 by zoologist Ralph T. Heath, the Sanctuary is world renowned for its innovative rehabilitation techniques, and was the first facility to breed Eastern Brown Pelicans in captivity. The Sanctuary is staffed by experienced professionals and dedicated volunteers. Similar to a human hospital, it is equipped with emergency facilities, a surgical center, bird injury recovery areas, and an outdoor wild bird recuperation area. They also offer classes and tours for everyone. For more information, go to www.seabirdsanctuary.com. Its free, fun and right in our back yard!The nonprofit Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, Inc. is the largest wild bird hospital and... more
Club Blur, Down Town, Dunedin, FL The place is definitely nothing typical
The former Bachelor winner, Mary Delgado still hasn’t learned how to behave herself.
http://backseatcuddler.com/2010/08/13/the-bachelor-mary-delgado-busted-again-dui-drunk-jail-mug-shot-mugshot/The former Bachelor winner, Mary Delgado still hasn’t learned how to behave... more
Emergency managers say evacuation story “dreamed up” by Internet bloggers
Despite growing rumors that there are plans for an imminent evacuation of the area affected by the BP oil spill, officials insist that no such program is being considered, attributing the stories to Internet bloggers with overactive imaginations.
For the past few weeks, the Infowars office has been bombarded with emails containing links to dubious websites that cite even more dubious sources in claiming that a massive evacuation program is being readied. The latest reports claim that soldiers are moving military families out of the Gulf to get ahead of the deluge of people who will be forced out of the area.
While claims of an evacuation remain confined to hearsay at this stage, such a scenario is not out of the question. If some of the estimated 2-4 million barrels of oil that have spilled into the Gulf are picked up by hurricanes and shoved onshore, the consequences would be terrifying, and would likely mandate some form of evacuation.
Oil in the Gulf not only contains a massive amount of methane, but also deadly hydrogen sulfide, benzene and methylene chloride. BP admits methane makes up about 40 percent of the leaking crude by mass. Experts have warned that “dead zones” will affect entire areas if the situation continues to worsen.
However, it’s not only bloggers on obscure websites who are warning of an evacuation. CFR member and chairman emeritus of Simmons & Company International Matthew Simmons was quoted in a June 22 Washington Post article discussing what will happen if a tropical storm hits the region.
We’re going to have to evacuate the gulf states. Can you imagine evacuating 20 million people?… This story is 80 times worse than I thought,” Simmons was quoted as saying.
Indeed, should an evacuation eventually occur, expect to see the government launch another round of illegal gun confiscations just as they did during hurricane Katrina.
In response to the evacuation rumors, emergency officials in Hillsborough County said that the story was “dreamed up” by an Internet blogger called Maryann Tobin.
“The concept alone frightens me, their claiming FEMA and other governmental people are secretly planning to evacuate people from the Tampa Bay area if the oil spill comes?” said Larry Gispert, manager of Hillsborough County’s Emergency Operation Center. “Well, we’re the ones who would do the evacuation and I’m here to tell you I’m not secretly doing anything.”
Former NSA official Wayne Madsen as well as “former State Trooper and Secret Service appointee” Greg Evenson are two other individuals who claim that an evacuation is just around the corner.
While rumors of a planned evacuation remain unconfirmed, there is no doubt whatsoever that the Obama administration has ruthlessly placed the importance of exploiting the crisis above and beyond any attempt to fix it.
The government is using the disaster to push its nightmare “green economy” agenda by invoking the crisis as a poster child for the dreaded carbon tax. The worse the situation gets, the more political capital Obama accrues to denounce oil companies like BP and call for dependence on oil to be reduced by hiking gas taxes. Of course, most people remain unaware of the fact that companies like BP were amongst the founding members of the cap and trade lobby and have been the staunchest promoters of the man-made global warming scam.Emergency managers say evacuation story “dreamed up” by Internet bloggers... more
Hernando County Political Buzz Examiner
By Maryann Tobin
Note to readers: This reprint of Maryann Tobin’s news story has over 14,700 reads as of June 24th.
UPDATED: June 14, 2010
Gulf Oil Spill 2010: Plans to evacuate Tampa Bay area are in place.
As FEMA and other government agencies prepare for what is now being called the worst oil spill disaster in history, plans to evacuate the Tampa Bay area are in place.
The plans would be announed in the event of a controlled burn of surface oil in the Gulf of Mexico, or if wind or other conditions are expected to take toxic fumes through Tampa Bay.
This practice has been used by the US Forestry service, when fire and smoke threaten the health and well being of people.
The elderly and those with respiratory problems would be more susceptible to health risks, in the event of a controlled burn.
Estimates of the rate of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill have varied. Independent scientists now suggest that the true spill rate, before the riser pipe was cut off in June, was between 20,000 and 50,000 barrels a day.
Since the April 20th explosion, which resulted in the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon rig, there have been more than a million gallons of chemicals poured into the Gulf of Mexico in efforts to break up the spill. The chemicals have come under scrutiny because of their own toxic nature.
It is not certain if the massive slick will have to be set on fire near Tampa Bay, but the possibility has not been ruled out.
BP has been using controlled burnes as a way to contain the oil spill since the crisis began. Plans to do additional controlled burns around the well site were announced by Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen at a briefing in early JuneHernando County Political Buzz Examiner By Maryann Tobin Note to readers: This... more
Athletics’ Dallas Braden throws perfect game against Tampa Bay Rays
By Gabe Lacques
May 09, 2010
Dallas Braden, best known for inciting a verbal war of words with Alex Rodriguez that the New York Yankees superstar predicted would only “extend his 15 minutes of fame,” instead ensured his place in baseball history Sunday afternoon.
Dallas Braden Tosses Perfect Game…WATCH Last 3 Outs VIDEO…Plus A-Rod/Braden VIDEO...http://ctpatriot1970.wordpress.com/2010/05/09/athletics-dallas-braden-tosses-perfect-game-last-3-outs-video-plus-a-rodbraden-video/Athletics’ Dallas Braden throws perfect game against Tampa Bay Rays USA... more