Tampa Bay: March 28, 2001
Hillsborough County news
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.
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.
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.
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.