Tampa Bay: December 7, 2000
Hillsborough County news
Model in murder plot up for parole
Betty Lou Haber was sentenced to prison more than two decades ago, back when newspapers wrote in detail about what she wore to court as if she were attending a Gasparilla ball rather than facing a murder charge.
Ventura slams money-tainted politics
The Minnesota governor states his views and has members of a national ethics group roaring with laughter.
Expert's past raises queries
A key government witness in the Aisenberg case has denied active mob ties but admitted knowing mobsters.
Teens get cigarette ordinance passed
TAMPA -- Wearing bright orange T-shirts that read SWAT, for Students Working Against Tobacco, rows of teenagers crowed the County Commission chambers Wednesday hoping to hammer home a single message:
K-Bar's future to hinge upon 47 acres' fate
TAMPA -- On the surface, the deal seems insignificant compared with the huge developments in New Tampa. A mere 47 acres tucked away on the rural outskirts of the suburbs.
With killer set to die, pain lingers for victim's twin
TAMPA -- It has been 14 years since Edward Castro sat down with Columbia County investigators and boasted about how he killed a St. Petersburg interior designer.
Hillsborough County seeking compromise on water rules
TAMPA -- Water experts and representatives of the greenery industry will meet in coming weeks to try to hash out a compromise on stricter watering restrictions.
DUI trial hears survivor of crash that killed 3
TAMPA -- It seemed that the four college students ended up in the car together that November night, at that intersection, at that terrible moment, by a series of coincidences.
Health program's reserves low
A county commissioner's proposal to keep the current sales tax puts the program at risk, an advisory board says.