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2-FloridaMetro The Tampa Tribune, Saturday, February 8, 1992 1st Ave. N. -Central Ave- 1StAv. S.J FtoflcU Sth Avo.S. j. -tfem wsT i I Laurel Park i 1 I : i 18th Ave, S.- Tribune map Laurel Park was a part of the audit HUD reviews funds of St. Pete agency From Page 1 or families into the programs than HUD authorized, said Ellen Ramsey, HUD housing management specialist As a result, Ramsey said, the authority has made $375,000 in Section 8 overpayments. "There isn't a board member who isn't stunned by the information you convey," housing authority vice chairman James Gillespie told Chaplin. The five commissioners who sat through the presentation did not dispute the findings of the HUD experts. They later declined to discuss specifics of the task force's findings. Besides doing the audit, Chaplin told commissioners they need to implement a system of checks and balances to ensure they know how money is spent. . Chaplin told commissioners they need to prepare a 1993 budget by March to deal with the financial shortfall, and offered his office's help. But, he said, "I don't know where the money will come from." . Chaplin said the authority cannot spend any more Laurel Park money. The city bought the housing complex in 1990 for $4.48 million for additional Florida Suncoast Dome parking. About $475,000 in interest has been earned. The $4.48 million was to be used for the relocation of poor families and the replacement of the housing, and only with HUD's approval. Although Chaplin said he was here to look at "the system" rather than any individual, White's attorney later questioned HUD's motives. "My impression is HUD is carrying on a campaign to persuade the local authority to get rid of Mr. White," attorney Jim Eckert said. . Eckert is handling White's lawsuit, which contends the board violated his right to due process and harmed his reputation by removing him. White had told the board Jan. 30 he would "voluntarily accept the suspension" of his duties while he appealed HUD's sanction. HUD issued the sanction against White Jan. 28, in part, for "willful violations" of federal regulations and the "unauthorized expenditure" of the Laurel Park money. "I haven't heard anything yet that Mr. White has taken a dime; that says Ed White, other than the difference in managerial style, has done anything that is illegal or immoral," Eckert said. A hearing on White's lawsuit is scheduled Monday before Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Fred L. Bryson. HUD had advised the authority that failure to remove an employee issued such a sanction could jeopardize new financial assistance and federal funding of his salary. White is scheduled to appear Wednesday in Atlanta at a HUD hearing on the sanction. CASH 3 Feb. 7: 0-6-2 Feb. 6: 4-9-7 Feb. 5: 5-6-2 PLAY 4 Iir yil Feb. 7: 7-2-6-2 Feb. 6: 1-3-3-5 Feb. 5: 3-5-0-8 Feb. 4: 3-4-7-9 FANTASY 5 Feb. 7: 7-18-31-36-37 No. correct Payoff No. of winners 5 of 5 4 of 5 3 of 5 Results Sunday Feb. 5:1-5-11-24-30 No. correct Payoff No. of winners 5 Of 5 $108,170.78 7 4 of 5 $309.50 697 3 Of 5 $4.50 23,444 LOTTO Feb. 1: 2-6-23-33-40-48 No. correct Payoff No. of winners 6 of 6 5 of 6 4 of 6 3 of 6 $15 million $4,363.00 $119.00 $5.50 1 278 14,895 296,640 Estimated jackpot for tonight's Lotto: $7 million The Tampa Tribune does not provide lottery Information over the telephone. For state-by-state results of lotteries nationwide, call 1-900-776-0017. Cost is 95 cents minute. l 1 TAMPA BAY VrTxr METRO D Man faces child abuse counts NEW PORT RICHEY A man police said was driving his pickup truck 70 mph in a 30 mph zone with six children aboard has been charged with felony child abuse in the wake of a crash which seriously injured several of the passengers. Alex Manuel Valdes, 20, of Shady Hills in northwest Pasco County was arrested Thursday on charges he was negligent and willfully reckless in the Dec. 15 accident on Little Ranch Road. Assistant State Attorney Michael Halkitis said the child abuse charge is unusual in a traffic accident but is fitting when someone causes permanent injury or disfigurement to a child. Weapons charges added PORT RICHEY The occupant of a house where authorities found 2,000 rounds of ammunition and an arsenal of high-powered rifles and rocket launchers was charged Friday with illegal weapons possession. Jeffery Louis Faust, 25, of 8633 Fox Hollow Drive was arrested Thursday night and charged with sale and possession of marijuana after deputies found 9.75 pounds of the drug in his house, according a report. The validity of some of the weapons charges were in question Friday, the sheriff's office acknowledged, because of contradicting records about the suspect's criminal history. The state Department of Corrections says Faust was convicted of aggravated assault, a felony, Aug. 3, 1989. But Pinellas Circuit Court records indicate he pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of reckless display of a weapon, a misdemeanor. Jerry Touchton said Friday. Parking meter account comes up short CLEARWATER About $100,000 in parking meter money was stolen from Clearwater's bank accounts last year, officials from the city and Barnett Bank have concluded. Barnett fired three employees suspected of pocketing the massive amounts of change in November but no charges have been filed. Barnett will reimburse the city. FBI officials declined comment on the case, calling it a "pending investigation." The city did not count the money taken from parking meters. It paid Barnett to determine the amount collected, said City Manager Mike Wright ram ' Pennsylvania inmate to stand trial 1 BARTOW A 39-year-old transient laborer on Pennsylvania's death row for two murders will be returned to Polk County to stand trial in the slaying of a Bartow hairdresser six years ago. Pennsylvania Gov. Robert Casey, in a rare move, signed papers Jan. 22 to return Paul David Crews for prosecution, said Brigitte Alandar, Casey's extradition assistant. Crews is charged with first-degree murder in the July 3, 1986, stabbing death of Clemmie Jewel Arnold, 56. D Murder suspect convicted of assault BRADENTON Manatee County murder suspect James Edgehill Burnside was convicted Friday in Alabama of two counts of assaulting a federal officer with a gun. The conviction clears the way for Burnside's return to Bradenton, where he faces charges of murdering his wife and attempting to murder one of her co-workers in 1988. Florida prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Burnside, 54, in the slaying of his wife, Annette, 25, who was stabbed 15 times, and David Otteni, who was wounded with a 12-gauge shotgun in the parking lot of a Bradenton shopping center. Burnside eluded authorities for nearly four years before he was captured Oct. 24 at an Alabama flea market. The federal charges were filed because Burnside allegedly pointed a gun at an FBI agent and a Shelby County, Ala., sheriffs deputy at the flea market. iff laa Woman pulled from sunken car dies TARPON SPRINGS The woman pulled from a car that sank in the Anclote River earlier this week died Thursday night, city police said. Sandy Cardiliotis, 44, of Williamsville, N.Y., had been in a coma since sponge diver Jeff Love pulled her from about 12 feet of water late Monday. Her husband, Jerry, also 44, had been hospitalized in shock after the incident but was released Thursday, Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital spokesman EPA adds 3 area sites to cleanup list TAMPA After years of contemplation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials have proposed three local chemical plants for inclusion on the National Priorities List of the most serious hazardous waste sites, the agency announced Friday. Stauffer Chemical Co.'s Tarpon Springs and east Tampa sites and Helena Chemical Co. in east Tampa were among the latest 30 proposed for inclusion on the list, which would make them eligible for cleanup under the federal Superfund program. Slaying suspect already behind bars TAMPA On the December night 40-year-old Faye Wilson was stabbed to death the third woman killed in brutal attacks in West Tampa since autumn she carried a purse that contained no money or identification. The next morning, it was found on the front porch of her home. That, linked with the reported sighting of her in the company of a convicted rapist perhaps as little as an hour before her death, has led detectives to a prime suspect. The man, whom both police and Wilson family members won't identify other than as a longtime family friend, is back in prison for violating his probation. Detectives are awaiting the results of laboratory testing of trace evidence and fibers found at the crime scene and samples taken from the suspect to see if it will give them what they need to charge him with murder. D Free AIDS, syphilis tests offered TAMPA Hillsborough County residents have a chance this month to get free tests for syphilis and the AIDS virus and free condoms from the local health department. The giveaway is scheduled Feb. 18, the start of National Condom Week. No appointment is needed for the tests from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the health unit's downtown clinic, 1105 E. Kennedy Blvd. Versions of some of these stories appear in regional sections of The Tampa Tribune. The Krewe of the Knights of Sanf Yago presents The 1992 Illuminates, ,0 T T ? 7 n iV. . T (f JJ'Sl if Saturday, Feb. 8. 7 n.m. K Ybor City Featuring the Y world famous Buawetser Oydesddes Floats, bands and marching units start at Nuccio Parkway and make their way down Ybor City's historic 7th Avenue, lighting up Tampa's Latin Quarter with the magic of the Sanf Yago Night Parade. Spend the whole day in Ybor City enjoying ethnic food, fun and music at Resta Day from 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Then, as the sun goes down, get a front-row seat for the parade. Parade seating is available from the Italian Club, (813) 248-3316; or the Ybor City Optimist Club (813)8760953. 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