Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Int'l Airport Deal May Be Killed

Construction work planned at the Airport by a firm at the center of the Teele case has been put on hold by the county and could be canceled.

But commissioners later learned that McNair gave a statement to police five months earlier in which she describes a visit by Teele to her Miami Beach home to collect money from her husband. In 1999, she said, she saw ''two stacks of money wrapped in a rubber band on the bed'' in her bedroom.

' 'Psycho' is coming over to pick up the money,'' McNair said her husband told her. She told authorities that ''Psycho'' was Thermilus' nickname for Teele.

McNair went on to explain how she fetched a shopping bag with handles for her husband. ''NcNair remembers Teele had the bag in his hand and the money on the bed was now missing,'' her statement said.

Copyright 2005 Associated Press

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