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Links from the Times for April 21: Tampa Bay Water faces $1M fine



Area's water supplier warned of $1 million fine for overpumping
Tampa Bay water faces a potential fine of $1 million for overpumping during the region's ongoing drought.
Read up on the water crisis.

Florida database to track prescription drugs moves closer to reality
An effort to curb prescription drug abuse and stop South Florida's growing pain-clinic industry is headed to the House and Senate floors.
2008 Special Report: Deadly combinations.

Contractor's note supports charge that Sansom got money for pal's jet hangar
On the same day Ray Sansom went before a grand jury to defend against charges he slipped $6 million into the state budget for a friend's jet business, a contractor sent out a notice describing the project as an "airplane hangar."
See a PDF of the bid announcement notice.
More on Ray Sansom's rise and fall.

Committee to hear 'compromise version' of double-dip bill today
A bill that would restrict double-dipping by public employees is being brought back from the dead by members of a Senate committee who voted it down last week.
2008 Special Report:Search a double dippers database.

Car, church in St. Petersburg struck in bullet-riddled mystery
An apparent car chase ended in a church parking lot Monday, leaving behind an empty charcoal-gray Lexus riddled with bullet holes and three other crime scenes, police said.
Earlier this month: An 8-year old girl was killed in a drive-by shooting.

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