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December 21, 2000

Tampa Bay: December 21, 2000 Hillsborough County news
Panel delays rise in health care tax
The new GOP-majority commission votes against the automatic half-cent jump in the sales tax to fund health care for the poor.

The court bailiff merry-go-round
In the community of the courthouse, judges and bailiffs can grow close. They spend days, even years, working together. They get to know each other's personalities and quirks.

Holloway denies trying to sway fellow judge
TAMPA -- A judge accused of interfering in a child custody case denied Wednesday that she tried to influence a fellow judge and a detective.

Teen driver who killed mother may face felony
TAMPA -- Authorities have recommended felony charges against a teenage driver who struck and killed a young mother pushing a stroller.

Congress approves housing grant
With the help of Rep. C.W. Bill Young, a Tampa housing complex should get some overdue repairs.

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Tampa Bay headlines
  • USF expansion depends heavily on funds, letter warns senator
  • Spoiling the fun at Busch Gardens
  • Deputies' methods assailed in Aisenberg investigation
  • Alzheimer's vaccine passes test
  • Family dogs attack girl, 17
  • Tampa Bay briefs
  • Global audience can virtually relish Gasparilla
  • 33 compete for four Times scholarships

  • Pinellas headlines
  • Mayoral hopeful plans fundraiser with Gov. Bush
  • One to run on incumbency
  • Candidate seeks slow pace
  • Man gets 2 years in assault on woman
  • Charities benefit from leftover campaign cash
  • Signs near roundabout to see more changes
  • Marionette show on stage tonight
  • Tarpon Springs attracts new Walgreens
  • Oldsmar debates ethics, equines
  • Reaction mixed to plan for church
  • 'Crowbar Robber' on a roll
  • North Pinellas in brief
  • Drivers are trapped in traffic of their own making
  • Phillies to get new stadium, new deal
  • Clearwater notebook
  • Unable to reopen, nightclub sues
  • Holiday lights
  • Schedule keeps many on the run
  • House fire kills neighborhood handyman
  • Program puts pets, seniors together
  • Tarpon decides pet owners should pick up -- or pay up

  • News of Florida
  • Governor touts Brogan for U.S. education post
  • Retailers fired up over pricing of gas
  • Palm Beach ballots make trip home
  • Around the state
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