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December 16, 2000

Tampa Bay: December 16, 2000 Hillsborough County news

Seasonal skywalking

[Times photo: Thomas M. Goethe]
Jay Cochrane walks a tightrope Friday from the Florida Aquarium to a 140-foot structure made to look like a tree of lights in Tampa. He will repeat the walk at 3 p.m. today and at 6 p.m. each day from Sunday through Dec. 23. For the evening walks, the tree will light up as he reaches it.
Sandra Thompson
Two eras coexist in Tampa's old port
This is a tale of two Tampas, the very old and the very new, and how the people who live in these places seem to want the same thing.

Police find errant nanny with child
After no one answered the mother's call home, police recover the frightened 3-year-old miles away.

Similarly named group has animal agency growling
TAMPA -- Linda Baker wants one thing clear: The Humane Society of Tampa Bay does not support the use of animals in circuses in any way, shape or form.

Couple have lunch, then he kills her, police say
The man shoots his ex-girlfriend at her desk, then himself, police say. He is hospitalized in critical condition.

Pedestrian hit by car, in critical condition
TAMPA -- Authorities are investigating an accident involving the director of a Tampa agency that left a pedestrian in critical condition Friday night.

Woman killed crossing road
GIBSONTON -- A Tampa woman was killed late Thursday night as she tried to cross U.S. 301 just south of Gibsonton Drive.

F-U-N is a big part of Rehab 1-2-3
The new pediatrics therapy lab at Tampa Children's Hospital at St. Joseph's is a hit with children and therapists, too.

Bulletin board

A closer look: one Hillsborough church
Allen Temple A.M.E. Church

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