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March 28, 2001

Tampa Bay: March 28, 2001
Flourishing Hillsborough is fourth largest county
TAMPA -- Hillsborough County fell an eyelash short of officially becoming Tampa Bay's first million-person county last April 1, according to population totals released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday.
Hillsborough County news
Turnarounds earn students moment in the spotlight
They once were troubled and defiant. Now they bask in praise of parents and teachers.

Slight rise reverses trend in crime rate
The 5 percent bump doesn't surprise officials after 1999's rate, the lowest since 1984, but police are concerned.

Arsenic level is deemed harmless
A playground where soil tests found high levels of arsenic is reopened. Officials say not enough of the element is present to harm children.

Talk show host gives parenting advice
Sylvia Rimm of public radio's Family Talk tells parents not to over-empower their children.

Hudson doctor gets probation
Dr. Jose Grau also must pay a $3,000 fine and repay the $46,500 he received in kickbacks from a laboratory.

Business briefs
The Tampa Bay-Central Florida Chapter of the Association For Corporate Growth will hold a dinner meeting March 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Westshore, 6200 Courtney Campbell Causeway in Tampa. The guest speaker will be Clifford Gross, chief executive officer and Chairman of Utek Corp. The topic of discussion will be "The Utek Story." The cost is $35 ACG members, $50 non-members. Call (813) 969-1444.

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Military news
Air Force Airman Ebony M. Brooks graduated from the traffic management apprentice course at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. She is the daughter of Dorthy L. Brooks, Tampa.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • 21 cats, boy removed from Seminole house
  • Tampa Bay briefs

  • Pinellas headlines

    St. Petersburg election
  • Baker easily elected St. Petersburg mayor
  • Mayor's role now Baker's to define
  • Winners promise new watchword: civility
  • Voters hold City Council to eight members
  • Election results
  • Hey Mayor!

  • Other news
  • Publix may be Lowe's neighbor
  • ParkSide gets cineplex at last
  • Sand, and tax money, ebb at beach
  • Hardy L. Payor, retired executive, dies at 73
  • Police to auction off seized goods
  • Retailers steer way to BayWalk garage
  • Albertsons decides against a Starbucks
  • Rooms with a queue
  • Natural health clinic opens
  • Student's artwork displayed in capital
  • She understands
  • At Vinoy showhouse, chaos precedes beauty
  • To pinch water use, city will dole out shower heads
  • County Fair arrives today with rides, magic and more
  • Rotary's scholarships to SPJC go unsought
  • Golf tournament to benefit firefighter's family
  • City voices
  • Nursery school grads recall enchanting days of learning
  • City squashes proposal to narrow Pasadena Ave.
  • Students get back on the learning track
  • Military news
  • Focus on volunteers
  • Neighborhood briefs
  • Once-retired Sarmiento can't stay away from game
  • Davis and Railey qualify for U.S. team
  • Abilities of Florida holds job fair
  • Is boxing night on ropes?
  • 12 shaded acres may give way to homes
  • Face to face with a rabies threat
  • Some Oldsmar areas to get reclaimed water
  • Club won't throw in towel
  • Millennium Park will take stage a tad late
  • Kiwanis in Seminole named Florida's best
  • Clearwater should preserve threatened Bayview parcel
  • Man charged with bilking pool owners
  • Family seafood store swimming in success

  • News of Florida
  • Lawmakers: We'll pay for vow to teach
  • Senate advances bill to help homeless
  • Georgia opposes aquifer storage
  • Ban sought on arsenic-treated wood in state's playgrounds
  • The Legislature in brief
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