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May 3, 2000
Tampa Bay: May 3, 2000
Meeting her mentor
[Times photo: Ken Helle]
Ceida Valladares, 11, sits in Tampa police Officer Ann Marie DeMesa's patrol car at Sulphur Springs Elementary School in Tampa on Tuesday. This was the first chance Ceida and other students had to meet their e-mail mentors from Tampa Fire Rescue and the Tampa Police Department. The school program matches role models with children. Story
Hillsborough County news
Estranged husband slices wife's face, deputies say
After the attack, the man took his 3-year-old son, shot into a home and stole a car, officials say.

Burglar empties baseball building
The $5,000 theft of food and equipment from the Belmont Heights Little League saddens supporters.

Hillsborough panel gives go-ahead for Gandy loop
The expressway link wins support from a panel of transportation officials, despite some opposition.

Little League arsonist sentenced
TAMPA -- A man found guilty of breaking into the Palma Ceia Little League facilities on Himes Avenue last year and setting them on fire was sentenced Tuesday to 40 years in prison.

Aisenberg details released
TAMPA -- Marlene Aisenberg failed a polygraph test given by sheriff's investigators the day after she reported her 5-month-old daughter missing in 1997, according to papers prosecutors filed in federal court Tuesday.

Schools settle lawsuit filed by parents of handicapped boy
TAMPA -- The Hillsborough County school district has settled a long-running legal battle with the parents of a child with Down's syndrome.

Budget plan holds millions for Hillsborough
TALLAHASSEE -- When Hillsborough's legislators looked inside the state's 429-page budget Tuesday morning, they found millions for projects for the folks back home:

Rancher says he wants no part of development
William "Ted" Phillips says he specifically asked that his property not be included in plans for an upscale subdivision.

E-mail mentors log time with children
TAMPA -- The little boy eyed the tall, muscled man sitting next to him munching on a sandwich of turkey and cheese. Could this be the guy who likes football and old movies and has a dog named Jazz?

Tampa Bay headlines

  • Web site lampoons Skyway jumpers
  • Willy-nilly Legislature sells wares in a fire sale
  • Hillsborough panel gives go-ahead for Gandy loop
  • Little League arsonist sentenced
  • Aisenberg failed polygraph, records say
  • Rare drug murder case goes to jury
  • Nurse laid to rest with help from her friends
  • Police officer's suit against chief denied
  • U.S. Attorney's Office hires spokesman for Tampa police
  • Pinellas headlines

  • Projects come with veto shields
  • Steady for years, city rates head up
  • Partners at odds over liability in Mirabella lawsuit
  • Swiftmud sues gun club; claims lead contamination
  • PSTA seeks property to build bus station
  • Bethel clears its land for church
  • Map's lines show how town may expand
  • Stop signs won't solve this problem
  • Judge removes police chief from lawsuit
  • Developer has big plans for Detroit Hotel complex
  • Pasta Bella closes to the public but still caters
  • Chicago Deli closes over lease dispute
  • Family fest promises food, fun, screenings
  • Thou shalt not -- yet someone did
  • Class A Rays night is for littler leagues
  • Gifted Math Meet lures 272 calculating students
  • Pinellas Park plays role in fight against cancer
  • Flood solution sought on Kenneth City road
  • Trio of Dali fetes offer fabulous food, company
  • Risk-taker avoids her fear: being normal
  • The pain -- and city gains -- of a triathlon
  • Bumpers bang but no fists fly as Crisp wins
  • Inquiry focuses on woman's last hours
  • Fire chief revises budget again
  • Civic activist leaves a gap
  • So far, budget has projects for Pinellas
  • Officials want to add pizazz at downtown site
  • Library gets new director
  • Expert: Median needed for safety
  • Ice cream fans invited to a second Scoop
  • Local skater, medalist to appear on program
  • Area triathletes share in awards at St. Anthony's
  • Florida headlines

  • House, Senate make $51-billion budget deal
  • Education overhaul
  • Wiggy remarks
  • Vouchers proposed for disabled students
  • Butterworth: I won't defend bill
  • Late at night, deal was sealed

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