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Links for Feb. 23: Bellamys vs. Britney, Agency for Persons with Disabilities and Gov. Rick Scott selling the state's planes



HOLDING IT AGAINST HER: Pasco County's Bellamy Brothers say Britney Spears and her songwriters "ripped off" the song they wrote two years before Brit-Brit was born. The brothers let it be known that they're lawyered up. Watch the competing videos:

Britney's version

The Bellamys

AGENCY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: The night before a state Senate panel was going to ask him about sexual abuse allegations at a Hillsborough County group home he oversaw, Carl Littlefield resigned as the governor's choice to run the troubled agency.

Past coverage by Times staffer Justin George on this story:

Feb. 9: State Sen. Rhonda Storms hammers lax oversight of sex at group home.

Feb. 5: Chief of Florida agency for developmentally disabled replaced.

Jan. 29: Storms demands answers on sex at group home for developmentally disabled.

Dec. 19, 2010:  A Seffner group home's unorthodox sex policy disquiets a resident's mother.


Selling the state's airplanes: In a letter, J.D. Alexander, the state Senate's powerful budget chief, asks Gov. Rick Scott to justify his "legal authority" to sell the planes.

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 8:19pm]


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