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April 17, 2003

Tampa Bay: April 17, 2003 Hillsborough County news
Panel calls for limits on homework
Guidelines suggest a limit of 80 minutes a night in Grade 8 and a limit of 2 hours a night in Grade 12.

Violent crimes down in Tampa; state rate drops
The city and county did, however, see an increase in non-violent crimes, such as burglary, larceny and vehicle theft.

Defense: Prosecutors should be disqualified
TAMPA -- The attorney for a woman accused of attempted murder says the Hillsborough State Attorney's office should be disqualified from prosecuting the case because of "private malice" and political pressure.

Administrator chided for handling of bias claims
TAMPA -- Hillsborough County Administrator Dan Kleman is facing a crisis of confidence from some of his bosses over his handling of recent racial discrimination complaints.

County votes to settle public access dispute
TAMPA -- Hillsborough commissioners budged little in their back-and-forth settlement talks involving the First Amendment lawsuit brought by operators of its public access television station.

Man held in attacks on two women
TAMPA -- Police on Wednesday arrested a 49-year-old man they say robbed and sexually assaulted one elderly woman, then robbed another elderly woman at knifepoint.

County commission in brief: Panel on women urged to avoid abortion issue
TAMPA -- Hillsborough commissioners voted Wednesday to direct a newly authorized advisory committee on women's issues to steer clear of the topic of abortion.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Employee shot during robbery at Bardmoor
  • Two home fires claim lives of woman, man
  • Spoonbill mystery
  • 2 hospitals may realign care
  • United Way cuts funding deeply
  • Big Tobacco's absolute nemesis
  • Pinellas' overall crime rate drops -- a little
  • I-275 airport exit closing for 5 nights
  • Workshop set on how to get news coverage
  • Mary Jo Melone: The arts begin slow soak into city's soul

  • Pinellas headlines
  • 2 hospitals may realign care
  • Airport tightens security after breach
  • Help from humans can harm turtles
  • Food pantry's building plans crumble
  • Developers of resort to revise proposal
  • Council decisions met with applause
  • Boat ramp in the works for Stansell Park
  • 50 years of parties
  • Competition heats up for area players
  • Pinellas digest: Parks board likes smoking ban
  • Editorial: Neighborhood change good sign for Dunedin
  • Letters: Soldier appreciates the support

  • News of Florida
  • Counties grapple with rapid growth
  • Legislature: With time short, Legislature has miles to go
  • SARS now suspected in 14 cases statewide
  • Legislature: Senate nearing okay of more tribal autonomy
  • Around the state: Jacksonville facing scarcity of surgeons
  • Alleged misdeeds blamed on ignorance
  • Fired worker's suit claims religious harassment
  • Legislature: Firms pushing phone rate hikes enriched parties' coffers
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