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Man is killed when dump truck, car collide

A 66-year-old man died Tuesday when his car was run over by a dump truck.

Joseph A. Green, 6811 Monet Circle, was driving north on Riverhills Drive about 11 a.m. when the dump truck ran a red light at Fowler Avenue and hit the driver's side of his 1998 Lincoln, Temple Terrace police reports said.

Paramedics flew Green to Tampa General Hospital, where he died about 2 p.m.

The truck driver, Charles R. Baker, 58, of 2310 E Minnehaha St., Tampa, was taken to University Community Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition Tuesday night.

No charges were filed Tuesday. It was the first fatal traffic accident in Temple Terrace since February 1997.

Two Tampa chefs join

boycott of swordfish

TAMPA _ Two more chefs joined a national swordfish boycott Tuesday, vowing not to serve the game fish to raise consumer awareness the species is being overfished _ and to press for federal protection.

The yearlong campaign, called "Give Swordfish a Break," began in January as a joint project of SeaWeb and the Natural Resources Defense Council. It now boasts 100 chefs and grocers nationwide.

"If we stop serving swordfish, we have an opportunity to make an impact," said Dwight Otis, chef at two Tampa restaurants in the Hyde Park area. "If we don't buy it, fishermen won't fish for it."

Otis, chef at Next City Grill and Antipastos, urged other chefs to join the boycott and "become part of the solution, not the problem."

At the Ybor City restaurant Boca, where a news conference was held Tuesday, chef Eric Kern said he was taking part in the boycott to help preserve swordfish "for our kids and the kids of the fishermen."

Environmentalists say swordfish in North Atlantic waters is overfished, especially females that haven't yet reached reproductive age to help replenish stocks.

"Two-thirds of the catch in the North Atlantic are juvenile fish," said Lisa Speer of the NRDC.