Saturday, March 8, 2008

Southeastern University and Longfellow Blvd.

If you have to drive the entire length of Longfellow Boulevard in Lakeland, you might want to find another route March 10-12. Otherwise, you'll be re-routed around Southeastern University. It appears the city is doing some work around Lake Bonny, directly behind Southeastern's Mira Lago dorms. I hope they're building a drainage swale . That's what it looks like to me.

Speaking of Southeastern, did anybody read this morning's Ledger article about Jeb Bush and the CSX project? I bet Chuck did, CSX fan that he is.

I got a kick out of it, simply because of my past experience having worked at Southeastern. I can imagine there were at least two people instrumental in the planning of the National Leadership Forum who were FUMING that a reporter would have the audacity to ask a non-Forum-related question of the Jebster at their event.

Kudos to Robin, or whichever reporter attempted to ask the question. CSX is a huge issue for Polk County residents, it has divided entities on the issue, it will have a HUGE impact on us all, and people want answers. Reporters may not always be liked or appreciated for their actions, but they have an obligation to make reasonable attempts to gather information for valid news stories.

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