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December 8, 2000

Tampa Bay: December 8, 2000 Hillsborough County news

Body of slain woman discovered in alley
[Times photo: Chris Schneider]
TAMPA -- At first, Rander Blocker thought he was seeing a mannequin in the alley off Oberry Lane and E 21st Avenue. The woman's body was so still.
Water cheaters may face increased fines

To avoid confusion, the City Council also wants to make water restrictions uniform in the city and the county.

Theater struggles to stay in the black
The Spanish Lyric Theater's founder says its situation is "quite bleak," but it will finish the season.

School again fails bookkeeping audit
Much of the problem at Hillsborough High was attributed to a bookkeeper's leave.

Officials see need for roads firsthand
Traffic makes county commissioners late for a New Tampa town hall meeting about traffic.

More children living in shelters
The estimated number of Hillsborough children under age 5 in shelters is doubled to 1,000.

Chemical cleanup hastened
Federal officials put the former Alaric Inc. site in Orient Park on a priority list, hoping to stop groundwater pollution.

Bulls bits
TAMPA -- Playing in the Pacific Region of the NCAA Volleyball tournament, USF lost to Cal-Poly 11-15, 15-13, 13-15, 12-15 in the opening round Dec. 1.

Spartan shorts
TAMPA -- The Spartans have continued to run through early-season competition, defeating Pace (N.Y.) and Miles (Ala.) this week at the Disney Classic in Kissimmee.

Women's hoops team starts season slowly
Back-to-back losses to Ball State and Florida Atlantic have exposed the Bulls' weaknesses.

Campus calendar
ART: UT's December Bachelor of Fine Arts graduates will display their creations from Wednesday to Dec. 16 in the Scarfone/Hartley Galleries.

Ramadan respected at USF
Local Muslims join their counterparts worldwide in abstaining from food and drink from dawn until dusk.

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