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Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections Phyllis Busansky dead at 72 listen

06/23/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Phyllis Busansky was discovered dead today in a St. Augustine hotel room this morning. She was 72.

She was found unresponsive in her room at a hotel where she was staying for a statewide convention of Florida elections supervisors.

For many in Tampa, the news was first broadcast this morning by Tampa City Council Chairman Thomas Scott.

Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio has been a friend and colleague of Phyllis Busansky since they both served on the H...

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Tarpon Springs environmentalist Mary Mosley dies listen

05/04/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Last Friday Tarpon Springs environmentalist Mary Mosley died at the age of 70.

Ms. Mosley served as a Commissioner in Tarpon Springs in 1983 and 1984, but her greatest legacy is probably her efforts at taking on Stauffer Chemical, a phosphate processing plant.

Heidi Miller is a Tarpon Springs citizen and a friend of Mary Mosley for more than two decades.

Ms. Mosley also fought to protect dolphins. She was with the Coalition Against the United States Exporting Dolphins, and her fri...

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Legendary Tampa broadcaster Pat Chamburs dies listen

04/13/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Pat Chamburs a DJ on WMNF’s airwaves for more than 20 years and somewhat of a broadcasting legend, died yesterday, according to his son, Philip. Pat Chamburs was believed to have been 82.

Chamburs' Wednesday night jazz show ran on WMNF from 1983 until 2005. But his radio career started nearly four decades before, in 1947, just after World War II. In 1950, he came home to Tampa Bay for a vacation and wound up taking a job with WFLA. He stayed there for several years and then moved over t...

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