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Dateline Florida

By TIMES WIRES
Published October 17, 2006


3 days, 3.6M in breast cancer research funds 

The 3-Day breast cancer walk over the weekend raised $4.6-million, organizers said. The money goes to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The 60-mile walk, which started in Clearwater and ended in St. Petersburg, is one of 12 such events around the country. Next up: Atlanta.

Bucs' gym weights donated to school

Local high school students soon will be pumping the same iron that made the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl champs. On Monday, the team donated weight training equipment worth more than $100,000 to 11 Pinellas and Hillsborough schools. The gift included about 20,000 pounds of plates and 5,000 pounds of dumbbells. Kurtis Shultz, assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Bucs, estimated that 1,500 Bucs players used the equipment over the years. "That's what makes it special," said Bucs chief operating officer Eric Land. "It's helped train some of the most wonderful players who every played the game."

Slain family's vehicle found

Authorities on Monday found the vehicle that belonged to a family of four who were shot to death last week along Florida's Turnpike, the St. Lucie County sheriff said. The 1998 black Jeep Cherokee was discovered at about 8:45 a.m. in an industrial section of West Palm Beach, about 70 miles south of where the shootings occurred, Sheriff Ken J. Mascara said.

Corrections

- Participants who finished the Breast Cancer 3-Day walk held up their sneakers in celebration. A photo caption Monday incorrectly referred to another group.

- A Hudson High School student was prohibited from walking with her graduating class in 2001 because she failed a portion of the state's graduation exam. A story Sunday about a town hall meeting with gubernatorial candidate Jim Davis identified the wrong school.

[Last modified October 17, 2006, 01:43:31]


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