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Links from the Times for March 12: Brian Blair says attacks were libelous



Ex-Commissioner Blair says campaign attacks were libelous
Former Hillsborough County Commissioner Brian Blair says attacks on his record last fall were so over the top they amounted to libel. He filed suit Wednesday claiming Kevin Beckner, who defeated him in November, defamed him in campaign mailers and ads. | Read the complaint (PDF)

Little lake, lots of attention: An important neighbor helps bring county money
Report says lake work is justified
Sue Carlton: Blair puts the pesky public on mute
Two men are honored but timing evokes protest
Hillsborough trims back millage rate
Hillsborough votes to cut back tax rate

Crist names Judge James Perry to Supreme Court
Gov. Charlie Crist made a Central Florida circuit judge the Florida Supreme Court's fourth black justice on Wednesday, disappointing conservatives seeking to tilt the court more to the right. | Backstory: A profile of Judge Perry

Blind man's attacker draws five-year prison sentence
The judge sentenced Michael Watts, 17, to five years in prison and five years on probation. He demanded that Watts spend 250 hours in service to his community and that 150 of those hours be spent working for the Florida Division of Blind Services. | Backstory: Mugger stoops to kicking blind man

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