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Lots to Buy for Tampa Parking Kings After Real Estate Bust
In the wake of the real estate collapse, the most marketable use these days for some land in downtown Tampa may be - parking. Two brothers who became the kings of downtown Tampa parking are becoming downtown land barons as well, snapping up property at a fraction of its peak price. County land records show that entities controlled by Jason and John Accardi have paid at least $10 million for four pieces of land in the downtown core and the Channel District since fall 2007. And, they don't appear ...
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Categories: Real Estate | Tags: Real Estate, Tampa | View Count: (4184)
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Jim Norman Full Disclosure

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Jim Norman Full Disclosure
Aired on ABC Action News
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Categories: Ethics | Tags: Jim Norman, Politics, Ethics, Interview, Hillsborough County | View Count: (2492)
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Vinik Gets Show Of Local Support

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Vinik Gets Show Of Local Support
In late 2007, Tom Scarritt and fellow Tampa attorney Steve Burton tried, but failed, to for man investment group to buy the Lightning from Palace Sports & Entertainment. Though Scarritt said he has concerns about the lack of local ownership after OK Hockey this month sold the team to Boston hedge fund manager Jeff Vinik, he believes the bay are a business community is behind Vinik. "After two years of financial irresponsibility, management dysfunction and poor choices, I believe the business ...
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Categories: Sports | Tags: The Lightning, Sports, Lawsuit | View Count: (2167)
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Interest In Lightning Strong For Observers

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Interest In Lightning Strong For Observers
To Phil Esposito, the Lightning is like his baby. Forget the Hall of Fame career, he said, forget the goals and his two Stanley Cup championships. "Nothing I ever did was as good in my mind or as satisfying, and nothing was as important, as getting this franchise." That is why the Lightning founder said if the dispute between owners Oren Koules and Len Barrie ends with the financially troubled team up for sale, "Yes, I would try to put a group together" to buy it. That time is not imminent.
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Categories: Sports | Tags: The Lightning, Sports | View Count: (2011)
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Blind Trusts Boost Public Confidence

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Blind Trusts Boost Public Confidence
In 2006, the Florida Commission on Ethics endorsed the principle that blind trusts are an effective means of assuring public officials are making decisions that are in the best interests of the state. As former members of the commission, we continue to strongly support that position.
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Categories: Ethics | Tags: Politics, Ethics | View Count: (1825)
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Police Motorcycle Crash Spurs Suit

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Police Motorcycle Crash Spurs Suit
Three women struck by a motorcycle during a Plant City Police Department demonstration on Nov. 18 have filed lawsuits asserting that the city failed to provide safety barriers and seating beyond the vehicle's path of travel. The Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce also is named as a defendant in the lawsuits. The chamber hosted the motorcycle demonstration for its annual leadership program.
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Categories: Past Law Cases | Tags: Plant City, Police, Misconduct, Lawsuit | View Count: (2267)
Three Women File Lawsuits After Crash at Plant City Police Motorcycle Demonstration
Three women injured after a Plant City police motorcycle careened into the bleachers where they were sitting filed lawsuits Thursday, alleging they should have been warned of the dangers at the law enforcement demonstration. They're each suing the city and the Plant City Chamber of Commerce. All are seeking compensation for their medical bills and losses.
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Categories: Past Law Cases | Tags: Plant City, Misconduct, Police, Lawsuit | View Count: (1872)
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Kenneth City Deal May Seat Zemaitis as Mayor

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Kenneth City Deal May Seat Zemaitis as Mayor
Council members agreed to a deal that could result in Mayor-elect Teresa Zemaitis finally assuming the office she won in a landslide election last month. Zemaitis, 40, has been unable to take her seat because an obscure provision in the town charter bans public employees from serving as mayor. Zemaitis, a teacher at Dixie Hollins High School, is considered a public employee. A judge has ruled the clause constitutional, but Zemaitis is appealing.
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Categories: Past Law Cases | Tags: Pinellas County, Politics, Teresa Zemaitis | View Count: (2700)
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Pinellas Cities and Towns Go to Polls on Tuesday

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Pinellas Cities and Towns Go to Polls on Tuesday
Change could be in the air as voters head to the polls Tuesday in 10 Pinellas municipalities. At stake are not only the usual mayoral and council seats but also a historic annexation and a contentious mayor's race that has a judge and lawyers waiting in the wings for the results.
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Categories: Past Law Cases | Tags: Pinellas County, Politics, Teresa Zemaitis | View Count: (2128)
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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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Categories: Past Law Cases | Tags: Politics, Pinellas County, Teresa Zemaitis | View Count: (2272)
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