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February 28, 2001

Tampa Bay: February 28, 2001 Hillsborough County news
Data reveal kids' queries are baffling
A K-12 science fair showcases the work of students' curious minds.

Sketch describes salvage yard slaying suspect
TAMPA -- Authorities have released a computerized composite sketch of a man they think slit the throat of Buford Von Hamilton, 57, killing him.

Jury starts deliberating bribery case against 2
The Tampa Housing Authority's former director and another man are charged in a scheme involving contracts.

3 teens charged in school explosion
No one was hurt Tuesday when the device went off between periods at Jefferson High School.

Filing deadline nears for tax exemption
TAMPA -- Time is running out for new homeowners to file for Florida's homestead exemption, which reduces a home's assesed value by $25,000 and can save between $550 and $650 in property taxes in Hillsborough County this year.

Business digest
The Hillsborough County Hotel & Motel Association will meet at noon March 1 at the Marriott Westshore Hotel in Tampa. Former Florida Gov. Bob Martinez will be the guest speaker. Call (813) 222-4901.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Prayer debate lifts many voices
  • Gov. Bush says Florida teeters on brink of water crisis
  • Chad proves no problem in St. Petersburg election
  • City's mayoral drama replays a familiar act
  • A low voter turnout cuts the field of nine
  • Tampa Bay briefs

  • Pinellas headlines
  • A day for newcomers
  • Gulfport challengers see possibilities
  • A friend's kindness smoothes hard time
  • Melrose discovers a principal on campus
  • Festive air -- and unfortunate snare
  • Businesses aim to land Mexican trading
  • Expand trolley routes downtown
  • Bookstore reopens
  • Detroit Hotel may go condo, not rental
  • 13-year-old struck in front of school
  • School briefs
  • City sure complaints about paint will fade
  • Candidate, mayor's wife clash at forum
  • South Pasadena mayor's race has a strange feel
  • Two hope to unseat incumbent in Ward 2
  • 5th grade to finish year in old facility
  • Activist helped salvage the ghettos, win rights
  • Humans, animals gather to help Friends of Strays
  • Many faces of one man to fill Palladium Theater
  • Family reunites to ensure 90th birthday sparkles
  • Focus on volunteers
  • Military news
  • Conditions make Laser racing an adventure
  • Racquet Club rallies to reach state
  • Incumbent, challenger square off in Gulfport
  • Sunshine track officials are ready to get rolling
  • Principal shares his views about a new job
  • Final mass student transfer met with loud parental anger
  • Coming this week
  • Officials: Deputy dragged as driver flees
  • Even as flagpole, tower not wanted
  • Tractor to tackle stony beaches
  • Robbers kill man, steal tax refund
  • Moderator spices up Largo commission forum
  • Hour's shopping fulfills the wish of ill 12-year-old
  • Keep Commissioner Tracy
  • North Pinellas briefs
  • County deal may keep summer golfers on links
  • Fine closes case of fake high school certificate
  • Church plans to expand, reach out
  • Clearwater rethinks economic director's post

  • News of Florida
  • University system's future worries Herbert
  • DNA test casts doubt on detective
  • Around the state
  • Methodists designate new bishop for Florida
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