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March 10, 2001

Tampa Bay: March 10, 2001
In no mood for clowning
[Times photo: Toni L. Sandys]
Despite coaxing from his grandmother Charlene Abbot of Sarasota, 2-year-old Clay Bonsall didn't warm up to Buco the clown (played by Jim Mustascio) before the Egypt circus on Friday. The circus has three shows today - 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. - on the USF campus.
Hillsborough County news
Shots fired in Tampa restaurant
At least two gunmen trying to rob a McDonald's in Tampa shortly after 11 p.m. Friday shot a Hillsborough sheriff's deputy. A gunman also was shot. The deputy was in stable condition at St. Joseph's Hospital. About 1 a.m., the SWAT team began bringing employees out of the building at N Dale Mabry Highway and Spruce Street.

Decision due on New Tampa development
The City Council will consider the fate of 213 acres, land in a "unique" situation environmentally.

Manager snags better deal on county maps
The Property Appraiser's Office will spend $90,000, a fraction of what the county's real estate office pays for sharper photographic maps.

A closer look: One Hillsborough church
Seminole Church of Christ

Sandra Thompson
Reasonable people, but not behind wheel
Agroup of us had a pretty good time one night a couple weeks ago at the Days Inn on N Dale Mabry in a room rented by the hour.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • USF's Griffin forced to quit
  • Departure stuns some, satisfies none
  • Diversity questions still linger
  • USF didn't provide documents as requested last year
  • 'Technically, I am responsible'
  • Old friends paint glowing picture of Griffin
  • USF chronology
  • Weather dries out tolerance for burning
  • 19-year-old convicted of store robbery, slaying
  • Boy moves down road to recovery
  • Swiftmud drafts water ultimatum
  • Dublin bound
  • Three get long sentences for roles in drug ring
  • Deadlocked juries produce mistrials in 2 murder cases
  • Tampa Bay briefs

  • Pinellas headlines
  • One last bargain, then goodbye
  • City Council candidates' funds vary
  • Three men wanted in robbery of Winn-Dixie
  • Religion briefly
  • Clearwater YMCA plans $5.5-million upgrade
  • Campaign fliers start unfriendly exchange
  • Plea is a key to building fraud case
  • City manager's job could be at stake
  • Mourning to attend a family wedding
  • Shoplifting mother given house arrest
  • 'Zero tolerance' leaving zero options
  • Firefighters, police throw their support to DiDonato
  • Faces in the crowd run for council
  • Swimmers have eye on Junior Olympic success
  • Racing tonight at Sunshine Speedway
  • Dunedin bank robbed; 'Crowbar Robber' sought
  • Miss Largo, Pinellas titles will be decided today
  • Suspect arrested in string of robberies
  • Teacher broadens world of high school students

  • News of Florida
  • Panel sees little progress on voting
  • Bush wants to fund chastity education
  • Boy gets life for 'wrestle' killing
  • Crowded schools? Say no to growth, Bush says
  • Butterworth joins autopsy photo fight
  • INS drops deportation effort, doesn't tell woman
  • Reluctance turns to motivation
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