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Links from the Times for Feb. 5: Commission seeks probe of Buddy Johnson's actions



Hillsborough commission seeks probe of Buddy Johnson's actions
The Hillsborough County Commission voted unanimously today to alert authorities and request an immediate investigation into possible misappropriation of funds by the office of former Elections Supervisor Buddy Johnson. | Backstory: Buddy Johnson's troubles

Fun, but not so many games at the Florida State Fair
At the Florida State Fair, there are 90 rides and more than 100 food stands, but expect to see fewer games this year because of the economy. The games are hurting because visitors consider them optional at the fair, where stomach-turning rides, greasy food and free entertainment rule. | Get more information: Florida State Fair Web site

Extra jail beds may hold state inmates -- for a price
An effort by Pinellas justice officials to reduce the jail population from chronic overcrowding has worked. Now, the jail has hundreds of empty beds. And Sheriff Jim Coats hopes to make that pay off -- literally. | Special report: Dim view from a crowded jail

Lyons wants to lead National Baptist Convention USA again
The Rev. Henry J. Lyons is mounting a bid to lead the National Baptist Convention USA again, a decade after he was convicted for swindling more than $5.2 million from the organization's corporate partners and then served nearly five years in state prison. | Previous coverage: Lyons roars back ... and comes up several hundred votes short (2007) | Lyons saga leads to prison (2006) | The struggle for the soul of Henry Lyons (1998)

Sansom's public meeting was held at member-only club
A meeting of college trustees that Rep. Ray Sansom helped set up last March was held at a members-only club, and caterers were told not to post signs directing the public to the private room. | Backstory: The rise and fall

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