Last mission to repair the Hubble telescope Hubble space telescope discoveries have enriched our understanding of the cosmos. In this special report, you will see facts about the Hubble space telescope, discoveries it has made and what the last mission's goals are.
For their own good
Fifty years ago, they were screwed-up kids sent to the Florida School for Boys to be straightened out. But now they are screwed-up men, scarred by the whippings they endured. Read the story and see a video and portrait gallery.
Fill out this form to email this article to a friend
Hotel, spa to replace guard armory
By TIMES WIRES
Published July 28, 2007
Planners of a $98-million hotel, spa and marketplace have signed a deal with the National Guard to buy the Fort Homer Hesterly Armory.
Heritage Square at the Armory was ranked the highest among five proposals for the site presented to the city last year. In a final step before purchasing, developers must move National Guard operations into a new site.
The chosen proposal includes a 300-room, Spanish-themed luxury hotel, a cultural arts center and a 10,000-square-foot open air farmer's market. The armory will remain intact.
"The whole West Tampa community is really so excited and looking forward to this," project spokeswoman Chris Duffy-Waldman said Friday. "It's going to help them preserve the history and provide jobs."
Mall opponents claim builders pollute creek
Opponents of Cypress Creek Town Center mall filed complaints Thursday with the state Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Based on photographs taken by the mall's neighbor, Hank King, the opponents say the mall's builders are polluting the creek with runoff from construction work.
Dan Rametta and Clay Colson also say the buffer along the creek appears to be less than the required 25 feet, and they think the wrong type .
Rametta said officials from Hillsborough's Environmental Protection Commission checked the creek Friday morning but found water clarity was okay at the Cypress Creek bridge as it crosses the county line.
The corps will inspect the site Tuesday.
Sheriff's Office turns bad money into good
Hillsborough Sheriff's Office turned criminal seizures into community grants Friday, awarding $34,277 to 32 area community groups.
Included among the grants were: $1,500 to Amen Outreach Ministry for computer classes at its shelter for women and children; $1,000 for a food pantry at Causeway Baptist Church; $800 to a drug prevention fishing program sponsored by Brandon Elks Lodge No. 2383; $1,000 for playground surveillance cameras being installed by Three Lakes Neighborhood Watch; and $950 for a children's bereavement intervention program at the Life Center of the Suncoast Incorporated.
Money for the grants comes from the Law Enforcement Trust Fund, which draws dollars from the forfeiture and seizure of assets related to crime.
2nd beach business sues over construction
Another Clearwater beach business has sued the city, saying that sidewalk construction has damaged its business and forced customers away.
The suit by Christina McNeil Tracey, who owns Anchor Mini-Mart, follows a similar claim by the Hi Seas Motel several months ago related to the BeachWalk project. Both businesses say the city built raised-curb sidewalks on either side of the half-mile-long Coronado Drive in mid February that block access to perpendicular parking.