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TAMPASports Authority names 6 finalistsTwo local men with ties to professional sporting events are among the finalists to lead the agency that oversees Raymond James Stadium.Reid Sigmon, who ran the host committee for this year's Super Bowl, and Sean Henry, a former executive for the company that used to own the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team, are among six finalists. They are applying to be executive director at the Tampa Sports Authority.TAMPASpirit Airlines pilot reports fuel problemA Spirit Airlines flight to Tampa made an emergency landing Monday morning at Tampa International Airport after reporting a fuel problem, airport officials said.TIA spokeswoman Brenda Geoghagan said Flight 360 from Fort Lauderdale landed with 102 passengers at its regular time near 8 a.m. The pilot signaled that firefighters and paramedics should be staged at landing. Geoghagan said the pilot referred a fuel flow problem.TAMPAYoung accident victim returns to hospitalThe 5-year-old girl who sustained serious injuries in a wrong-way car collision in September returned to the hospital Monday with a fever.Summer Moll was riding in the car with her mother on the Lee Roy Selmon Crosstown Expressway when another driver crashed head-on into their vehicle. Summer's mother was killed. The cause of her fever has not yet been identified.

BROOKSVILLE

'WORST PERSONS': BROOKSVILLE COUNCIL

Keith Olbermann's nightly "Worst Persons in the World" segment on his MSNBC show usually targets conservative commentators such as Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly. On Monday night's broadcast of Countdown, the seat of dishonor belonged to the Brooksville City Council. Olbermann took the council to task for passing a dress code for city employees that he felt went too far into personal space. As detailed Sunday in a St. Petersburg Times story, the new policy dictates that employees use deodorant, keep their tattoos and wounds covered, do not wear spandex or revealing clothing, and wear piercings only in their ears. Oh, and they must wear underwear. Olbermann compared the council to the character Woody Allen played in his 1971 movie Bananas.

TAMPASports Authority names 6 finalistsTwo local men with ties to professional sporting events are among the finalists to lead the agency that oversees Raymond James Stadium.Reid Sigmon, who ran the host committee for this year's Super Bowl, and Sean Henry, a former executive for the company that used to own the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team, are among six finalists. They are applying to be executive director at the Tampa Sports Authority.TAMPASpirit Airlines pilot reports fuel problemA Spirit Airlines flight to Tampa made an emergency landing Monday morning at Tampa International Airport after reporting a fuel problem, airport officials said.TIA spokeswoman Brenda Geoghagan said Flight 360 from Fort Lauderdale landed with 102 passengers at its regular time near 8 a.m. The pilot signaled that firefighters and paramedics should be staged at landing. Geoghagan said the pilot referred a fuel flow problem.TAMPAYoung accident victim returns to hospitalThe 5-year-old girl who sustained serious injuries in a wrong-way car collision in September returned to the hospital Monday with a fever.Summer Moll was riding in the car with her mother on the Lee Roy Selmon Crosstown Expressway when another driver crashed head-on into their vehicle. Summer's mother was killed. The cause of her fever has not yet been identified. 06/15/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 10:00am]
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    Transportation

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    Elections

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    World

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    War

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    North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, center, speaks outside the U.N. Plaza Hotel in New York on Monday.
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    Local Government

    Times Staff Writer

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