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Pasco approves tourism tax dollars to promote nudist resorts

Pasco approves tax dollars to promote nudist resorts

In an effort to lure people to Pasco's nudist resorts during the slow summer months, Pasco County commissioners on Tuesday awarded $3,800 in tourist taxes for a promotional campaign targeted at European nudists. The money will go to the Pasco Area Naturist Development Association and be used to advertise the county's resorts in international nudist magazines. The initial target market is German families. "This is the first time we've reached out to other countries," said Commissioner Pat Mulieri, who has worked with the nudist community to expand tourism for years. There are several nudist resorts in Pasco, including Caliente Resort, Paradise Lakes Resort and Lake Como Resort.

Kevin White finds spot on 'bad boss' list

Former Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin White earned another dubious distinction Tuesday. An outfit called eBoss Watch, which seeks to help people avoid potentially hostile workplaces, named White one of its 100 worst bosses in the country. White was ranked 50th on the list. EBoss Watch cites a 2009 federal civil jury's finding that White sexually harassed an aide, as well as his federal conviction last month for bribery, wire fraud and lying to law enforcement. His sexual harassment case cost the county more than $400,000 in legal fees and a $75,000 award to former aide Alyssa Ogden. Some other well-known names on the list that include public figures and private business employees: former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky (ranked 18th), accused of molesting young boys for years; and Herman Cain (ranked 35th), whose presidential campaign is dormant.

Secret Service serves warrant in Valrico

The U.S. Secret Service served a federal search warrant Tuesday at 2307 Silver Trumpet Court in Valrico, though it is unclear what authorities were looking for. The home belongs to Kevin and Michelle Guy, according to property records. The Secret Service declined to talk about the search warrant. Hills­borough County sheriff's deputies assisted at the scene.

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