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Teacher Or Mayor? Law Says Candidate Must Choose

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Teacher Or Mayor? Law Says Candidate Must Choose
A Pinellas County teacher wants to be the mayor of Kenneth City, but the political campaign is turning into a fight to stay in the classroom. Teresa Zemaitis teaches reading at Dixie Hollins High School, a job she said she can't imagine not coming to each day. "It's fun," she said. "I love coming to work every day." But these days, when the school day ends, her work continues.She's campaigning to be the next mayor of Kenneth City. "I'm out putting flyers, signs out," Zemaitis said. "Multi-t...
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Plant City Police Details Motorcycle Crash

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Plant City Police Details Motorcycle Crash
Plant City police Officer Chad Rader was traveling 37 mph on a motorcycle before he crashed into metal bleachers last month, injuring himself and three others, including the police chief. That's according to a crash report released Monday in compliance with a public records request by the St. Petersburg Times.
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8 Charged As Adults In Beating Case

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8 Charged As Adults In Beating Case
Prosecutors raised the stakes in the videotaped beating of a Lakeland girl with their decision Thursday to try eight teenage defendants as adults and with crimes that include kidnapping. The defendants, one as young as 14, now face a penalty of up to life in prison. The mother of one of the suspects said she can't understand the prosecutors' decision. "Look at their ages, they're not adults," said Christina Garcia, the mother of Mercades Nichols. "They still have a teenage mentality." All ei...
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Koules' Group Has Inside Track

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Koules' Group Has Inside Track
Oren Koules not only owns the inside path to an agreement to purchase the Lightning, he's also about to lap any other potential suitors. Koules, the Hollywood movie producer behind the "Saw" movie franchise, met in Detroit with officials from Palace Sports & Entertainment on Wednesday and is one set closer to becoming the fourth owner in franchise history when the two sides agreed to an exclusive negotiation period. "After very productive discussions today, we are pleased to announce that Pala...
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Separate Groups Discussing Plans To Buy Lightning

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Separate Groups Discussing Plans To Buy Lightning
Two groups that splintered off Absolute Hockey Enterprises will take important steps today toward determining a potential new owner for the Tampa Bay Lightning, the St. Pete Times Forum and 5 1/2 acres of adjoining land. Oren Koules, the movie and TV producer who was to have provided the bulk of the upfront money for Absolute Hockey's original $200 million bid, is scheduled to meet today in the Detroit area with representatives from current owner Palace Sports & Entertainment. It is believed K...
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Separate Bidders To Discuss Lightning

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Separate Bidders To Discuss Lightning
One group will talk to the current owner. One will talk to potential investors. Two competing ownership groups will have separate meetings Wednesday, which could be one of the most significant days in Lightning history. At least it should be one of the most interesting. Oren Koules, head of OK Hockey, is to meet in Auburn Hills, Mich., with executives from Palace Sports & Entertainment and, perhaps, make an offer. Meanwhile, a group including Tampa attorneys Steve Burton and Tom Scarritt and...
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Categories: Sports | Tags: The Lightning, Sports | View Count: (1979)
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Suit Aggravated Investor's Woes

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Suit Aggravated Investor's Woes
´╗┐Doug Maclean said his disappointment after the failed attempt by Absolute Hockey Enterprises to buy the Lightning was bad enough. But to be involved in a lawsuit against one of his former partners, well, that is something he does not wish to be part of again. "It wasn't a very comfortable thing," said Maclean, who along with Jeff Sherrin sued Hollywood producer Oren Koules for allegedly defaulting on his part of a scheduled payment to the Lightning and trying to arrange his own deal with tea...
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Categories: Sports, Past Law Cases | Tags: The Lightning, Sports, Lawsuit | View Count: (2040)
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Lightning Has More Suitors

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Lightning Has More Suitors
Hollywood producer Oren Koules might have competition for ownership of the Lightning, and it might come from his former partners. Doug Maclean and Jeff Sherrin, who sued Koules after their group, Absolute Hockey Enterprises, failed to buy the team, apparently are interested in joining some Tampa Bay businesspeople exploring if it is feasible to make a bid. Tampa attorney Steve Burton, who was introduced as part of Absolute Hockey but said he never signed with it, said he and Sherrin have commi...
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Big Step Toward Sale

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Big Step Toward Sale
A lawsuit is settled, positioning Oren Koules to pursue his plans to buy the Lightning. Oren Koules wants to be the next owner of the lightning. The path was cleared early Tuesday morning, when a financial settlement was reached in the lawsuit brought against Koules by two former partners in a failed attempt to buy the team. Koules, the producer of the Saw horror films, was not available for comment. But in a statement, the head of OK Hockey, which also includes Koules' business partner Mark ...
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Settlement Reached In Lightning Lawsuit

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Settlement Reached In Lightning Lawsuit
A potential road block to the selling of the Tampa Bay Lightning has been cleared and the path toward a new ownership group has opened back up. After agreeing to buy-out his potential partners from a lawsuit for an undisclosed amount of money likely in the seven-digit category, Hollywood movie producer Oren Koules is now free to pursue a new deal to buy the team from Palace Sports and Entertainment. There is no time-table, but negotiations are expected to begin soon between Koules and Palace S...
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