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March 8, 2001

Tampa Bay: March 8, 2001 Hillsborough County news
Surgery offers Colombian boy hope for normal life
The boy's parents accept the risks of an operation to put his brain inside the skull.

Government online plan delayed
Hillsborough's proposal to piggyback Tampa's online government venture draws cries for competitive bids.

Police ponder death of a boar
Hands down, the homicide unit in any police department typically works the toughest cases.

Accidents an hour apart leave 2 dead
A good Samaritan and a lone speeder die in the late-night crashes.

Tampa balances drought, growth
There's talk of raising water rates, yet Mayor Dick Greco says a ban on new construction would be disastrous.

The old is toppled to make way for the new
CARROLLWOOD -- While they recalled fond memories of weddings and baptismal services at Lake Magdelene United Methodist Church, several members watched with mixed emotions Wednesday as the historic sanctuary was reduced to rubble.

Military news
Air Force Airman Tiffany M. Hodges graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. She is the daughter of Homer Hodges Jr., Tampa. She is a 2000 graduate of Sickles High School, Tampa.

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Renewals are now just a few clicks away
The Tax Collector's Office allows drivers to renew licenses and annual registrations for cars and boats online or by phone.

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  • Cities should work to aid voter turnout
  • Florida Botanical Gardens deserves nothing but praise
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  • Pinellas Park might latch onto trolley idea
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  • Planned kids' parade is a wash
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  • Disclosure bill advances
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