Si^ulS tlt: ^l 'l .."
, T1Jm.es reporter honored
"for proecting sources
St. Petersburg Times report- Mrs. Morgan, a reporter in
day received a freedom- of- in- The St. Petersburg Times. re-
^v received a freedoma- of in- the Pasco County bureau of
formation award from the As- fused to reveal news sources-
sociated Press Mana,;ing Edi- ho had given h informationews races
tors Association for protecting a givenherinformatio
news sources despite two jaion a grand jury investigation of
news sources despite two jail county officials.
sentences. county officials.
The association at its She faces possible jail terms
The association at its con- for repeatedly refusing to name
vention in Long Beach. Calif., thoe courses, a
also awarded thie Miami Herald The Heraldwonits award for*
this year's Public Service a series of stories by reporters
Award for its series of articles -Mike Baxter and James Savage
"exposing an extortion scheme about an influencpeddlinag
in the Federal Housing Admin- and extortion scheme within
istration that eventually ledo the FHIA. t
the indictment of former U.S. Th investing
senator Edward Gurnev, of there years and tion lasted
Florida. ee years and has resulted in
11 felony charges,
St. Petersburg Times Staff Writer
TAMPA -- Gingerly feeling
its way into the water supply
business, the new West Coast
Regional Water Authority
Wednesday made Pinellas
County Coirn1missio)ner charles
E. Rainey its chairman and Pi-
nellas after director Pickens
Talley a:tiri administraior.
Hillsborough Ciounty Comn-
nTiissioiiCr Robert Curry was
elected vice chairman and
Iill lu,r(;cugh County Atty.
Woodie Liles ac ing attorney.
It was the first nmeting of the
authority, which constitutes
five Tampa Bay area govern-
lmeOnts' cl'lorts to replace long-
stanlding ieuds over wer r with
regional coo!perat ion.
ITalley will serve, without pay,
until at least id-January, when I:
a screening committee of Talley,
Tini ':)' water dirlictr Dale
Twachtman and St. Petersburg
water director \Williain Duyn-
slgag cr rect-iimrend threat
names for the peri:aniet post.