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March 16, 2001

Tampa Bay: March 16, 2001
Tampa Parks Department makes Al Lopez playgrounds off-limits
[Times photo: Stefanie Boyar]
TAMPA -- At Al Lopez Park, there wasn't much fun to be had Thursday.

What to do about arsenic?
With concerns growing over treated wood used in play sets and decks, we look at health questions you may have.

Hillsborough County news
Tennis court upsets neighbors
TAMPA -- At 130 feet long and 70 feet wide, with eight lights towering over it, the tennis court under construction at 3319 Wallcraft Ave. strikes some neighbors as an incongruous element on the block.

Report: Health plan may go broke
Even if a delayed tax increase were in effect, Hillsborough's indigent health plan could face losses.

Alvarez to join law firm
Hillsborough's chief judge, whose courthouse was mired in controversy, confirms the move.

Tampa officer cleared in fatal shooting of teen
Whether the rookie officer violated any Police Department policies is still open to investigation.

Tax architect criticizes plan for museum
The former county commissioner who devised the Community Investment Tax says voters wanted neighborhoods rebuilt.

Once a key witness, man now faces own sentence
TAMPA -- Jarrett Brock, who helped convict a former friend in a videotaped stabbing in Ybor City last year, was sentenced to 18 months in prison Thursday on unrelated charges.

Bulletin board
Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo will open at the Carrollwood Playhouse, 4333 Gunn Highway.

Spartan shorts
TAMPA -- In winning the NCAA Division II South Region for the first time March 10, the Spartans (24-6) defeated Kentucky State, Eckerd and Henderson State to advance to the elite eight for the first time. The Spartans will now face Adelphi (N.Y.), the only undefeated team in college basketball.

Bulls bits
TAMPA -- Despite allowing five hits and retiring 11 consecutive batters at one point, pitcher John Gorham and his USF teammates fell 8-2 to No. 7 Miami on Tuesday night.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • More ads pulled from 98 Rock
  • Doctor stricken on global journey
  • Tampa Parks Department makes Al Lopez playgrounds off-limits
  • What to do about arsenic?
  • 2 guilty in bid to sell trade secrets
  • Tampa Bay briefs
  • Executive accused of patient brokering
  • Owner of clinics charged with overcharging for MRI tests

  • Pinellas headlines
  • Employee shot leaving work
  • Man convicted in 2 traffic deaths
  • Dead heat
  • Council eases limits on reclaimed water
  • Ford owns stage at political forum
  • Man was beaten to death, police say
  • Campaign calendar
  • Pub beefs up security at St. Patrick's party
  • Tensions over couple's fountain run high
  • Dispute over condo project settled
  • Body on beach identified as missing firefighter
  • Library's new mystery: Where is the cash?
  • Woman charged with theft of $840 cat
  • Fan of kayaks steers others on tours
  • Woman on bicycle injured
  • 'Save Tarpon' signs are declared legal
  • Novice, incumbent face off in District 4
  • Llama case defendant eligible for public aid
  • Fall music series expands to six concerts
  • Stanton's job application not an issue
  • Tarpon Springs hopefuls respond
  • Mother accused of neglect after girl left alone
  • Man arrested in shooting
  • Classic Ladies, Kroeger roll through tourney at Dunedin
  • Where the boys aren't
  • Garage sale set for Saturday
  • Happenings

  • News of Florida
  • Bill would ease rules for heart programs
  • Boy gets life, no parole, for strangling playmate
  • Legislature 2001
  • New College ready to cut ties with USF
  • Bill restricting autopsy photos sent to House
  • Abused kids can sue parents, court says
  • Around the state
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