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By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published October 27, 2002

Commission: Political ad OK

CRYSTAL RIVER -- The Florida Elections Commission this week rejected a complaint filed against mayoral candidate Ray Wallace by the husband of City Council member Kitty Ebert. At issue was a letter Wallace mailed to absentee voters. It was not identified as a paid political advertisement and didn't explain who paid for it or who approved it. A second piece of literature that accompanied the letter did include that information, however. The FEC, in a letter to Scott Ebert, cited a 1990 opinion by the Division of Elections that said there is no violation if one of the advertisements contains a disclaimer.

DOT to meet on bridge traffic

INVERNESS -- The state Department of Transportation will hold a workshop Nov. 7 to discuss options for handling traffic when the Gospel Island Bridge is replaced. Officials will outline two options: providing a temporary, one-lane, signalized bridge during construction or closing the existing bridge and providing a detour. The informal meeting will be 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Citrus County Auditorium, 3610 Florida Ave. (U.S. 41) in Inverness.

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