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How a SCAT bus destroyed my Mercedes and fueled an eBay and BMW addiction — Part I

How a SCAT bus destroyed my Mercedes and fueled an eBay and BMW addiction — Part I

It all happened after a long and harrowing day trying to sell ads and wrangling with Longboaters over undergrounding utilities or some similar issue. The events sent me to Chicago.

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

My Highway to Hell through the Midwest in a BMW — Part II

My Highway to Hell through the Midwest in a BMW — Part II

I was worried that Hussein might roll me and take my money or the car would be an absolute junker that might make it to some God forsaken place like Indiana and then die and I would be standing on the side of a Midwestern highway like a 45 year old Bob Dylan but without the musical talent.

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Holocaust survivor, renowned architect and Longboat planning icon Bob Diamant passes at age 92

Holocaust survivor, renowned architect and Longboat planning icon Bob Diamant passes at age 92

His impact helped form many of the regulations that encouraged stringent building design and the characteristics that formed the beauty and tranquility of Longboat Key.

January 22, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

My Highway to Hell through the Midwest in a BMW

My Highway to Hell through the Midwest in a BMW

I was worried that Hussein might roll me and take my money or the car would be an absolute junker that might make it to some God forsaken place like Indiana and then die and I would be standing on the side of some Midwestern highway like a 45 year old Bob Dylan but without the musical talent.

November 4, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

Show business for ugly people

Show business for ugly people

Jay Leno once described politics as “show business for ugly people.” While no one would describe President Obama as ugly, the overall wisdom of that remark is no more clearly displayed than it is during the State of the Union address

January 30, 2011 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »