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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.
Tampa Bay headlines
Congress acts while high court checks its list
Fire rises from ashes, closing a stretch of I-75
Pinellas teachers to see raises
Physician defends child's 2nd surgery
As health flags, Ruggles resigns
Top lawyer slain; ex-wife charged
Board moves toward charter school decision
Friends: Freeman, ex-wife were still friends
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
Electric bills will climb due to higher oil prices
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