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Dateline Florida

By Times Wires
Published January 31, 2008


Judge denies bid to freeze Hulk's accounts

Linda Bollea and her lawyers will have to wait until Feb. 28 to try to persuade Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge George Greer to freeze accounts controlled by her husband. Linda Bollea, who has been married to Terry Bollea, better known as Hulk Hogan, for 23 years, recently filed a motion asking for an emergency injunction to stop her estranged husband from moving money around. Greer denied the motion, instead setting the Feb. 28 hearing on the motion. In response, Mrs. Bollea's attorneys filed another motion Monday contending that date is too late. "I fear that if we wait until February to get this issue heard before the court, our monies will have disappeared and unable to be located," she wrote. Judge Greer denied that motion, too.

Undocumented immigrants gone, but why?

The sheriff in rural Bay County is claiming credit for running all the undocumented immigrants out of the county, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports. He says his department has been focusing on finding and arresting them for using fake documents and stolen Social Security numbers. Others, though, like people who work with immigrants and construction company owners say there is another reason they have moved on: The jobs have dried up. The boom busted, they say, causing undocumented immigrants to go to Tennessee and Canada.

House calls great, but followup a problem

In today's world of managed health care, Gustavo Ortegon was a rarity. The Palm Beach County man made house calls, performing dental surgeries in living rooms, authorities say. There was just one problem - he didn't have a medical license, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. Ortegon was discovered after he performed a partial root canal on a woman and told her he would return when she could pay the rest of the $1,200 bill, police said. The woman developed an infection and sought care from a licensed professional, who alerted authorities. Ortegon, 52, will spend a year in jail in exchange for pleading guilty to practicing dentistry without a license.