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May 17, 2000
Tampa Bay: May 17, 2000 Hillsborough County news
Man sues DOT over wife's death
He says the state has "shown no concern, no empathy" since a ladder fell off a DOT truck and caused a chain collision.

Man detained in fire investigation
Police were questioning the man, who had not been charged in a suspicious Ybor City fire.

4 more days of school okayed
County students will attend class longer next year than required by the state.

Suit blames driver, club for crash
TAMPA -- Dione Ortiz buried her 15-year-old daughter last year with a dolphin necklace around her neck and ticket stubs from a recent rap concert tucked in the casket beside her.

Two charged with elderly exploitation
TAMPA -- A Citrus Park couple has been charged with fleecing an 80-year-old Tampa widow out of $300,000, leaving her almost penniless.

Neighbors help stop duplex fire
TAMPA -- If not for the help of some neighbors, the duplex at 8622 N Mulberry St. in Sulphur Springs might have been destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning.

Tampa General officials, staffers, patients cheer legislators
TAMPA -- As he stepped to the podium, state Sen. Jim Sebesta, R-St. Petersburg, began to cry.

Accomplice now hazy on details during murder hearing
The getaway driver in a 1995 murder, who in the past testified to the details of the crime, now says he might have lied.

Trial begins for man in DNA link to '89 slaying
TAMPA -- Eleven years ago, witnesses described the man who abducted Eileen Mangold from a Riverview convenience store as a scruffy looking 30-year-old with a full head of long, blond, curly hair.

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  • Top lawyer slain; ex-wife charged
  • Board moves toward charter school decision
  • Friends: Freeman, ex-wife were still friends
  • Pinellas headlines

  • YMCA issues call for donations
  • Piece of school's history lost in time
  • Creature comforter breaches codes
  • Pass-a-Grille is congested enough
  • Understanding pedestrian signals
  • Boy accused of firing gun in dispute over bicycle
  • YMCA plumbs opinion on charged worker
  • Officer is hospitalized after fight with transient
  • School chooses architect
  • Boy, 12, fires gun in fight over bicycle, police say
  • Program opens page for learning
  • Young German program gleams with 28 awards
  • Only exile tamed flamboyant preacher
  • Miller Meats closes after 40 years
  • Restaurant opening at The Pier's entry
  • 'I like seeing their lives improve'
  • Talking to teenagers about babymaking
  • Nuggets from Storybook Ball
  • Plans in works to slow traffic in Old Northeast
  • St. Jude chooses lay administrator as new principal
  • Seniors take spotlight in state tourneys at Pinellas sites
  • Coghill returns to track and to winning in Late Models
  • Kirstie Alley buys Presley mansion
  • Board balks at condo height
  • Bloechle explains scandal's growth
  • Few details revealed about woman's death
  • Man gets 3 years for exploiting woman, 94
  • Affordable homes grow more costly
  • Palm Harbor man ticketed in watercraft fatality
  • Shuttles for workers need 1 more push
  • Fabric business stretches its wholesale operation
  • Pinellas County will miss you, Dorothy Ruggles
  • Palm Harbor man ticketed in Lake Tarpon fatality
  • Support high for planned Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard
  • Regional triathlon titles claimed by two Florida pros
  • Florida headlines

  • Electric bills will climb due to higher oil prices

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