Tampa Bay: March 30, 2001
Hillsborough County news
[Times photo: Ken Helle]
Johnnie Lee of Tampa walks away with his purchases at the Display and Prop Sale at Burdines on Gandy Boulevard. He bought the mannequin for his business, Design Inc., an interior decorating service. The sale continues today.
Parents: Kids' bomb chat was innocent
The content of an overheard phone call between two Sickles High students is disputed after they are held in a bomb threat.
We're sick of bomb threats, students say
As another rumor sweeps through Sickles High, the kids hold rallies to call for an end to violence and to wild talk.
Courthouse misconduct penalties vary widely
An affair draws a 10-day suspension, while improper campaigning results in only one day.
Judge orders list of Sierra Club members
The club must give Circuit Judge Greg Holder a list of members living within 5 miles of a proposed project, and a count of their outdoor activities.
Public schools offered test of charter status
Hillsborough wants some of its public schools to apply to take on charter designation.
Tampa tightens water rules
TAMPA -- The City Council on Thursday agreed to tighten water restrictions to combat the drought.
AARP chapter to meet Monday
TAMPA -- With four of their past five wins coming against ranked opponents, the Spartans have regained the No. 1 ranking among Division II baseball teams.
Baseball team recovers after bad loss to Army
TAMPA -- Eddie Cardieri was not pleased with his team March 19. In fact, he was downright disappointed. And Cardieri, USF's baseball coach for 16 years, had his reasons.
TAMPA -- After posting a three-day score of 226 and leading USF to a second-place finish at the Waterlefe-USF Invitational in Bradenton last weekend, Kelly Martin was named Conference USA Women's Golfer of the Week.
ART: USF's pre-college and community outreach program will host Saturday Arts for Youth classes beginning Saturday on the Tampa campus. The classes offered will be cartooning: comic strips (ages 7-10), drawing I (ages 8-11), and watercolor (ages 12-17). Call (813) 974-2403.
As risks rise, children fall hard
A USF educator who has spent a lifetime studying what makes kids go bad sees a buildup of risk factors at the core.