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5-year-old injures foot under grandmother's car

(ran SS edition of METRO & STATE)

A 5-year-old girl got her foot caught under the tire of her grandmother's car after jumping out of the moving vehicle Tuesday morning, police said.

Requisha Harper, 5, of 3904 E Bird St., Apt. D, climbed into 53-year-old Patricia Parker's 1992 Ford Crown Victoria just before 9:30 a.m. The car was in Parker's driveway at 3006 E 23rd Ave. when Requisha accidentally knocked the gear selector out of park, causing the vehicle to roll down the incline. Police said Requisha got scared and jumped out of the car, getting her left foot caught beneath the Crown Victoria's front tire, lacerating and damaging tendons.

Requisha remained at Tampa General Hospital in good condition late Tuesday.

Tampa's Washington lobbyist founds law firm

TAMPA _ Bernice Saxon, the former partner in the law firm that lobbied for Tampa in Washington, has founded a new law firm.

Saxon, Ricardo Gilmore, J. Frazier Carraway, John B. Gibbons, Thomas Lash and John Wilcox announced the new law firm this week. They had been part of Salem Saxon, which disbanded last week after partners Richard Salem and T. Terrell Sessums announced they were leaving to form a new firm.

Saxon's new firm will concentrate on environmental, water and land use, public finance and real estate, creditor's rights and international law.

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