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Eastside High School students practice CPR during a training session at their school library on Saturday. This is the second year the CPR certification program has been offered. It was put together by students in response to the death of Eastside basketball player Freddie Logan in November 2004.

DANNY GHITIS/Special to The Sun
Published: Sunday, January 29, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 29, 2006 at 12:00 a.m.
Lake City man killed in roll-over accident
  • A Lake City man was killed Thursday night when he lost control of his vehicle and was ejected when it rolled over, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
    Audie Lance Dove, 49, was headed east on County Road 250 east of U.S. 441 when his Dodge pickup veered off the road during a curve, troopers said.
    Dove tried to correct the vehicle, but the pickup rolled several times and Dove was ejected, FHP said.
    - Alice WallaceFEMA hurricane payments reviewed
  • MIAMI - Federal auditors are reviewing a program that has repaid millions of dollars to residents in hurricane-affected areas for generators and other supplies, a newspaper reported Saturday.
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency program has been criticized for providing aid to middle- and upper-income residents and those unprepared for storms, while not helping the neediest.
    The nationwide review by the Inspector General's Office of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security focuses on payments by FEMA, and is expected to be completed in several weeks, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.
    Reimbursements in Florida alone cost taxpayers a reported $332 million in payments for generators, chain saws, and other equipment for the two most recent hurricane seasons.
    U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, D-Fla., requested the review in December after reports showed that FEMA had reimbursed wealthy Floridians for generators, while poor residents could not afford them.
    "It's clearly an abuse of taxpayer money and it's a program that needs to be thoroughly reviewed," Meek spokesman Drew Hammill said Friday.
    - The Associated PressBeating of homeless men called hate crime
  • FORT LAUDERDALE - The beatings of three homeless black men, which led to the death of one victim earlier this month, should be treated as hate crimes, an NAACP official said.
    The death of Norris Gaynor, 45, and the beatings of Jacques Pierre, 58, and Raymond Perez, 49, were racially motivated, said Marsha Ellison, president of the Fort Lauderdale branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
    "The three victims sought out were people of color. I don't buy coincidence in this crime of hate," Ellison said.
    Three teenagers were arrested in the Jan. 12 beatings - Brian Hooks, 18, and Thomas Daugherty, 17, both of Plantation, and William Ammons, 18, of Fort Lauderdale. All three of the teens are white.
    - The Associated Press
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