Tampa Bay: April 11, 2001
A Red Dog, a cheerleader, and a star named Blackjack
I was the NFL writer, enjoying a drink after work and trying to impress an editor with my knowledge of issues beyond the locker room. Spouting thoughts influenced by my 13 years as a local resident, my words somehow must have made sense to the editor.
Hillsborough County news
Police brace for retirement wave
Agencies are scrambling to replace scores of senior officers retiring under the DROP program that starts in spring 2003.
Guardians say teen charged with felony spurned pregnant girl
But the boy and his family say he visited her until the guardians obtained an injunction.
PC buying power on schools' horizon
TAMPA -- The Hillsborough County School Board is ready to sign a $50-million agreement with Compaq Computer next week that will allow parents, teachers and students to buy new and used computers for personal use at discounted rates.
Testing of pupils faulted at forum
TAMPA -- Hoping to send a message to Washington, a group of residents expressed concerns to U.S. Rep. Jim Davis, D-Tampa, Tuesday night about the standardized testing of elementary and middle school students.
Man sentenced in housing scam
The home rehabber sold rundown houses to low-income buyers and arranged fake mortgages.
Expulsion not an option in all bomb threats
School Board members are advised by their attorney that federal law says that some students may not be expelled.
Diego Negron joined the Army Reserve under the Delayed Training Program and will report to Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., for basic training. He is the son of Pura N. and Jose N. Negron, Tampa, and is a 1998 graduate of Tampa Bay Technical High School, Tampa.
The Westshore Midday Business & Professional Women will meet Thursday at noon at the Centre Club, 123 S West Shore Blvd. in Tampa. A program on workplace legal issues will be presented by lawyer Catherine Real. The cost is $20. Call Donna Carrillo at (813) 930-9005.