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Top fundraisers get big salaries at charities

Top fundraisers get big salaries

Raising money for charity has become lucrative work. A study of 280 nonprofits released Monday by the Chronicle of Philanthropy shows that nearly 30 top fundraisers have been earning more than $500,000, and at least two surpassed the $1 million mark. The data were from 2011, the most recent year for which data were available. The top pay — more than $1.2 million — went to Anne McSweeney, campaign director at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Also, Susan Feagin earned more than $1 million as the top fundraiser at New York's Columbia University. Most of the top salaries were paid by universities and hospital systems.

Some Chinese cops now carry guns

A quarter of the police in Shanghai began carrying guns during routine patrols for the first time this week as part of a China-wide boost in police firepower following a deadly mass knifing blamed on Xinjiang separatists. Ordinary police in China generally don't carry firearms, and none of the officers patrolling the train station in the southwestern city of Kunming on March 1 was armed when at least five assailants began hacking at victims with long knives. Before armed reinforcements arrived, the assailants had killed 29 people and wounded more than 140. China also plans to introduce armed police patrols in several other major cities.

By the numbers

12 States, including Florida, that still have anti­sodomy laws on the books 10 years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled they are unconstitutional, according to the Human Rights Campaign, a national gay rights organization

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  1. Heroic Hooters manager helps two sheriff's deputies subdue unruly customer

    Crime

    BRANDON — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office praised a heroic Hooters Restaurant manager Wednesday for coming to the aid of two deputies struggling to subdue an unruly customer.

    It took two deputies and a Hooter's manager to get control of Ashton B. Toney after he threatened to kill an employee who refused to serve him alcohol at a Hooter's in Brandon, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office reported.
[Booking photo from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
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    Editorials

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    Superintendent Jeff Eakins and the current Hillsborough County School Board did not create this air conditioning mess, but they own it now.
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    Crime

    ODESSA — A man in a bunny mask and two also-masked accomplices broke into a McDonald's early Wednesday, hoisted an automatic teller machine into a stolen minivan, then dumped the ATM and the van into a pond, deputies say.

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 [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
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    Events

    Plan your weekend

    USF

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    The 12th annual Wearable art Fashion Show was held at the Dunedin Fine Art Center on Saturday evening, August 27, 2016.
DAVID W DOONAN | Special To The Times
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    State Roundup

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