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Marcia Mandel, of Lakeside Inn on Marco Island, sits alone on a small beach area behind her hotel, located on Marco Lake Drive. Mandel, the hotel's general manager, received a check from BP for lost wages. But it was significantly less than she has requested, and now BP has ceased paying claims to areas that were not directly affected by the Deep Horizon Gulf oil spill.

Leigh Tahirovic special to the Eagle Marcia Mandel, of Lakeside Inn on Marco Island, sits alone on a small beach area behind her hotel, located on Marco Lake Drive. Mandel, the hotel's general manager, received a check from BP for lost wages. But it was significantly less than she has requested, and now BP has ceased paying claims to areas that were not directly affected by the Deep Horizon Gulf oil spill.

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