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									Wednesday, August 31, 2011                                                            DAILY COMMERCIAL                                                                                             A3




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                                                                                                                          LEESBURG
          Area briefs
EUSTIS
Meeting to discuss
city clerk appointment
                                             Nurse resigns after DUI arrest
                                                  MILLARD K. IVES | Staff Writer                     morphine, sul-               front of the truck.                  she told police that some of
                                                   millardives@dailycommercial.com                   eralfate, ome-                 According to arrest affidavit      the medicine was for ulcers
  The Eustis City Commission will
conduct a special meeting at 5 p.m.             Police responding to a head-                         prazole, pro-                and incident report, police          and anti-nausea.
Thursday in the Commission Room,             on collision involving a car                            tonix, and other             responding to the head-on              She added she had checked
Eustis City Hall, 10 N. Grove St., to dis-   driven by a nurse and a tractor                         drugs and med-               crash found Dupuis being             out the medicine at Florida
cuss the appointment of the new city         trailer allegedly discovered a                          icine for which              held up with the assistance of       Hospital Fish Memorial in
clerk.                                       variety of pills and doses of                           she had no pre-              a passer-by and complaining          Orange City where she had
  Peop;r with disabilities needing           medicine in her possession.                             scription in her             of a hip injury.                     just gotten off work as a nurse.
                                                                                      DUPUIS
assistance to participate in any of            Jennifer Anne Dupuis, 41,                             purse or mar-                  Leesburg police said her             However, when police called
these proceedings can contact the            wasn’t seriously injured in the                         oon car.                     speech was slurred, eyes blood-      her job, they were told she
office of the City Clerk at 352-483-         U.S. Highway 441 and County                She also was jailed on                    shot, there was alcohol on her       hadn’t worked that evening
5430 at least 48 hours before the            Road 473 crash in Leesburg on            charges of DUI and failure to               breath and she was somewhat          and was on an inactive status.
meeting date.                                Sunday, according to a police            yield the right-away and                    incoherent — at one time               A marketing official with the
                                             report.                                  released on $18,500 bail.                   believing she was in Orange City.    hospital said it was not clear
TAVARES                                        But police charged her with              The accident occurred just                  Police conducted a search          where Dupuis got the medi-
                                             more than a dozen counts after           before 1 a.m. Sunday in which               and found various medica-            cine from, but she resigned
Tavares Splash Park                          they said they found syringes,           her car allegedly pulled out in             tion, but the reports add that       Tuesday morning.
hours to change
  Following the Labor Day holiday, the
park will be closed on weekdays and
will be open only on Saturdays and
Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., then
will close for the season on Sept. 25.
                                                                                                                                                                          After
  With one month still left in the sea-
son, attendance at the park has
already topped 21,000.
                                                                                                                                                                          crash,
  The Tavares Splash Park is in
Wooton Park at 100 E. Ruby Street in
downtown Tavares.
                                                                                                                                                                          man run
  For information or to reserve a
Splash Party package, call 352-742-
6267.
                                                                                                                                                                          over by
EUSTIS                                                                                                                                                                    vehicle
Ladies Chorus prepares                                                                                                                                                              Staff Report
for fall season
                                                                                                                                                                             A 28-year-old Orlando
  The Lake County Ladies Chorus will                                                                                                                                      man died Tuesday morn-
begin preparation for its fall season                                                                                                                                     ing along Interstate 4
on Thursday at the First United                                                                                                                                           after he struck the back
Methodist Church in Eustis.                                                                                                                                               of Sorrento man’s pickup
  The organizational meeting will                                                                                                                                         truck and was run over
include distribution of music, sight                                                                                                                                      by another vehicle after
reading and vocalizing.                                                                                                                                                   being thrown to the
  The chorus provides musical enter-                                                                                                                                      pavement, the Florida
tainment for mobile home parks,                                                                                                                                           Highway Patrol said.
assisted living facilities, church groups                                                                                                                                    Randalh Ignacio was
                                                                                                                                                     SUBMITTED PHOTO
and others.                                                                                                                                                               westbound on I-4, trav-
  To schedule a performance call             This rail car — originally built in 1955 and 1956 by Pullman at its Worcester, Mass., factory for the Long Island
                                             Railroad — was used on the Orlando and Mount Dora Railroad. It was refurbished for the Mount Hood Railroad in                eling at a high rate of
Director Joyce Hamlin at 352-742-                                                                                                                                         speed, when his 2007
                                             Hood River, Ore. This picture was taken before the refurbishing process had begun.
0789.
                                                                                                                                                                          Kawasaki struck the rear
                                                                                                                                                                          of a 2004 Ford pickup



                                             The way we were
DEERFIELD BEACH
                                                                                                                                                                          truck driven by 29-year-
Deputies shoot dogs                                                                                                                                                       old Justin Adams at
after attack on woman                                                                                                                                                     about 4:27 a.m. near
   Officials say South Florida deputies
                                                                                                                                                                          State Road 417 in
shot and killed two pit bulls after they                                                                                                                                  Seminole County.
attacked a woman outside her                                                                                                                                                 The FHP said Ignacio
                                                           Staff Report                make it available for special              and Mount Dora Railroad and
Deerfield Beach home.                                                                                                                                                     was thrown from his
                                                                                       events on our excursions in                finally the Rio Grande Railroad
                                                     classic railway car which                                                                                            motorcycle and was run
   The Broward Sheriff’s Office reports
that the 53-year-old woman was sit-
ting on her back patio Monday
evening when the dogs came onto her
                                             A       saw some of its last days
                                                     in Mount Dora has a
                                             new life on the other side of
                                                                                       one of the most beautiful areas
                                                                                       of the Pacific Northwest.”
                                                                                           The rail car was originally
                                                                                       built in 1955 and 1956 by
                                                                                                                                  in Colorado before selecting it
                                                                                                                                  for the redesign and restoration
                                                                                                                                  project.
                                                                                                                                     Plans are still in the works
                                                                                                                                                                          over by at least one other
                                                                                                                                                                          vehicle whose driver
                                                                                                                                                                          failed to stop.
property and tried to attack her cat.        the country.                              Pullman at their Worcester,                to get some historic rail cars             The crash remains
                                                The Mount Hood Railroad                                                                                                   under investigation and
The cat climbed a tree to get away, but                                                Mass., factory for the Long                operating in the Golden
                                             in Hood River, Ore., recently                                                                                                charges are pending
the dogs then turned on the woman.                                                     Island Railroad.                           Triangle. A tourist train service
                                             unveiled its “Long Island” Club
   Authorities say the woman man-            Car, which combines the style                 The name of the car is                 from Mount Dora to Orlando              against the driver who
aged to get to her house and have her        and nostalgia of a meticulous-            derived from its original role,            failed in 2003, but an Arkansas         failed to stop, the FHP
husband call 911.                            ly restored 1950s railroad car,           which was to serve as a high-              railroad company still wants            said.
   The South Florida Sun Sentinel            with an open floor-plan and               capacity coach for commuters               to run a steam train out of                Only three days ago,
reports that deputies responded and          modern amenities for private              riding back and forth between              Wooton Park in Tavares.                 another      motorcyclist
initially tried to catch the dogs. When      parties and special events.               Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens                   Richard Grigsby, owner of            died in Umatilla when
the animals charged, deputies opened            “It is a piece of Americana,           and Eastern Long Island.                   Reader Railroad, hopes to bring         his 2004 Kawasaki struck
fire, killing them.                          and it is gorgeous, thanks to                 In 1999, the Long Island               one or two of his engines and           a van along State Road
   The woman was taken to a nearby           the hard work of all the arti-            Railroad sold the car to Mid-              passenger cars to town. He has
                                                                                                                                                                          19. Ryan Squitieri, 20, of
hospital for treatment.                      sans that led the redesign and            Atlantic Rail Car, who then sold           been talking to Tavares officials
                                                                                                                                                                          Eustis, struck the van as
   It wasn’t immediately clear if the        restoration,” railroad                    it to Iowa Pacific Holdings, the           for several months and has
                                                                                       parent company of Mount                    been negotiating with Florida           it attempted to cross the
dogs’ owner would face charges.              spokesperson Holly Gove said.
                                             “We are extremely proud to                Hood Railroad. Iowa Pacific had            Central Railroad, which owns            highway from McKinley
                                             unveil this to the public and             utilized the car on the Orlando            the rights to the tracks.               Road, the FHP reported.
MIAMI
Florida man charged with
oil spill claims fraud
    A Florida man has been charged
                                             Scott down in the dumps?                                                                             FUNDRAISING MACHINE
with attempting to defraud the claims
fund set up by BP following last year’s
                                                          MIKE SCHNEIDER                   mansion was designed in the mid-
Gulf of Mexico oil spill.                                    Associated Press              1950s and is listed in the National
   Miami federal prosecutors said
                                               ORLANDO — When Gov. Rick                    Register of Historic Places.
Tuesday that 36-year-old Eliu
                                                                                             But it’s hard to compete on the
Gonzalez sent a fraudulent electronic        Scott moved into the Governor’s
                                                                                           opulence scale when looking at
claim last October for more than             Mansion, he left one of the
                                                                                           his old Naples neighborhood.
$110,000 in supposedly lost income           wealthiest parts of the state. His
                                                                                           There Scott owns a 1.3-acre resi-
due to the spill. Gonzalez formerly          new neighbors are middle-class,
                                                                                           dence, purchased in 2003 for $11.5
lived in Florida City and more recently      ethnically diverse and overall
                                                                                           million. His 3,400-square-foot
in Costa Rica.                               more like the people he now rep-
                                                                                           mansion abuts the Gulf of Mexico                  PHOTO COURTESY LIVEYACHTING.COM
   Gonzalez faces a maximum of 30            resents.
                                                                                           and has a swimming pool with a                    The 2012 Tampa Bay Host Committee needs a boatload of cash
years in prison if convicted on each of        That’s not to say that the gover-           view. To the north is a red-tiled
                                             nor’s new Tallahassee digs are                                                                  for next year’s Republican National Convention. To help woo
two charges. He is being held without                                                      mansion valued at $29 million. To
                                             shabby. The 15,000-square-foot,                                                                 potential donors for the $55 million it needs to raise, the
bail. His attorney declined comment.                                                       the south is an 8,200-square foot                 committee has at its disposal the Cracker Bay, a 147-foot
   BP’s Gulf Coast Claims Facility has       30-room Governor’s Mansion has                mansion that is for sale for $21.9
                                             a swimming pool, cabana, exer-                                                                  luxury yacht owned by Villages developer Gary Morse. The
paid out more than $5 billion in                                                           million. Other multimillion-dollar                vessel has been tied up at the Tampa Convention Center since
claims stemming from the spill.              cise room, tennis courts and a
                                                                                                                         SEE SCOTT | A5      June and has been host to several fundraisers.
                                             greenhouse. The Greek Revival

								
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