Tampa Bay: April 5, 2001
Hillsborough County news
That's Mr. Ober to you, Bubba
No crime, not even the murder of a human being, can inflame public passion like animal cruelty -- whether the victim was a cat, dog, llama or wild boar.
Kleman tenure still in question
But a majority on the County Commission say they are leaning toward giving the administrator a contract extension.
New chief judge bears a quiet contrast
The 53-year-old jurist seldom makes headlines. He replaces F. Dennis Alvarez, who left after a year of courthouse scandals.
Lawyer withdraws from ethics case
TAMPA -- A lawyer who helped build an ethics charge against Circuit Judge Cynthia Holloway withdrew from the case this week after coming under attack from the judge's lawyer.
New code official is named
TAMPA -- Don Shea, the county's chief code enforcement officer, has been named interim director of Hillsborough's Community Improvement Department.
Another child drowns in pool
TAMPA -- A 16-month-old girl drowned in her family's backyard pool Wednesday night, the third Hillsborough County child to die in a backyard drowning in just four days.
Drought won't hinder rezoning in Hillsborough
Officials pass conservation measures but balk at denying rezoning on the basis of water woes.