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Former Bay Pines chief rises in VA

Published Oct. 6, 2005

Raymond J. "John" Vogel, former director of the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines, was sworn in as undersecretary for benefits at the federal Department of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday. Vogel, who became deputy undersecretary in March 1993, had been Bay Pines director since June 1990. "John Vogel has spent most of his adult life putting veterans first," said VA Secretary Jesse Brown. "The nation's veterans are fortunate to have someone with his expertise, skills and dedication to manage their hard-earned benefits." Vogel, a 26-year VA employee and a disabled Vietnam-era Army veteran, will head the Veterans Benefit Administration, the VA agency responsible for delivering non-medical benefits to the nation's 27-million veterans and more than 30-million survivors of veterans.

Out of danger,

into 200 hearts

ST. PETERSBURG _ More than 200 dog lovers volunteered to adopt the ailing 4{-pound Yorkshire terrier featured in Wednesday's City Times. Because of the response, veterinarian Frank Mills II, who helped save the dog's life, will turn the adoption over to the SPCA of St. Petersburg. That agency will conduct a special screening to find the home that will best accommodate the Yorkie's special needs. If you haven't already called and are interested in adopting the dog, phone the SPCA of St. Petersburg at 586-3591. Wednesday, the dog was doing fine; it probably will be moved from Mills' office to the SPCA today.


An incorrect money yields chart appeared Tuesday. The correct chart for this week appears today on Page 3.