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March 14, 2003

Tampa Bay: March 14, 2003 Hillsborough County news
Stormwater tax advances
The City Council took the next step despite objections from International Plaza.

Taxi board agrees on $1 fuel surcharge
TAMPA -- A month after the Hillsborough Public Transportation Commission voted to raise the base price of a taxi ride by 50 cents, commissioners have agreed to allow cab drivers to charge a $1 fuel surcharge for fares over $10.

Redner can serve alcohol at new club
TAMPA -- Joe Redner, the business owner best known for managing the Mons Venus strip club, won approval Thursday to serve alcohol at a planned restaurant and nightclub across from the Tampa Convention Center.

County worker resigns amid controversy
Pat Newcomer, manager of employee services, quits after clashing with the commission on two racial discrimination lawsuits.

3 hospitalized in car crash
LUTZ -- An 18-year-old Land O'Lakes woman was critically injured Thursday in an accident along U.S. 41 just north of Hayes Road, authorities said.

Ernest Hooper: Maybe not my style, but it sure seems nice
To paraphrase Fox Sports radio host Tony Bruno

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  • Pinellas headlines
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  • Council backs buying land for supermarket
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  • Mouths of babes fill the air with protest
  • Chemical leak forces evacuation of workers
  • Woman key in capturing man who robbed her
  • Folks join critters at Largo preserve
  • Palm Harbor rec group rejects merger
  • Assassins and Schotter lead tourney's winners
  • Paddle battle
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  • News of Florida
  • Legislature: Senate: Money is not there
  • What's missing here?
  • Tribal leaders hear Billie's defense
  • Corrections declares end to lax house arrest rules
  • Legislature 2003: Farm workers' legislation seeks safety measurers
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  • Legislature: Law officers oppose Miccosukee bill
  • Around the state: Government sued over Elian raid
  • State report backs textbook reform
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