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December 23, 2000

Tampa Bay: December 23, 2000
No ho-ho-ho
[Times photo: Mike Pease
He brings smiles to the faces of millions of children around the world, but even Santa Claus gets a challenge like 1-year-old Aurora Villalva every once in a while. A holiday party in Plant City on Friday brought gifts and more to about 150 children of migrant workers.
Sandra Thompson
The holiday you want, the holiday you have
"Twas the week before Christmas and all through the city, temperatures dropped, but tempers got gritty..."

Hillsborough County news
A handful of hope
TAMPA -- Jovan Campbell, 7, has spent much of his short life with his left hand tucked behind him.

Fire singes girl, mother, guts home
About midnight, the lights flickered and then Anna Marie Garrett saw the orange flames.

Fire in vacant building causes little damage
TAMPA -- Fire broke out in the V. Guerrieri Cigar Co. building Friday night, but firefighters doused it before it did major damage.

Bulletin board
Garden Club to meet Jan. 3

A closer look: one Hillsborough synagogue
Congregation Schaarai Zedek

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Moon to nibble at sun for Christmas eclipse
  • Both sides in Baby Sam dispute see good in court's order
  • Boy dies riding scooter in traffic
  • Key witness delivers for Aisenberg prosecutors
  • Weather breaks for many travelers
  • Privacy task force to examine sheriff's plan
  • 4 convicted in link to $8-million drug ring
  • Tampa Bay briefs
  • Watering rules on new plantings tightened

  • Pinellas headlines
  • Religion briefly
  • Largo man arrested on abuse charges
  • 4 accused of selling tobaccoto undercover minor
  • Booklet arrives ahead of Stauffer report
  • County may have say in rec fee debate
  • Class helps refugees rekindle dreams
  • Adult day care facility thrives
  • Holiday crosses boundaries
  • Care is watchword for holiday pets
  • Company withdraws cell tower proposal
  • 27-year police sergeant dies at age 49
  • Mark your calendar
  • Children's Home holds program for new parents
  • Restaurant denied expansion plans
  • Retired Col. Edward Imparato wrote about WWII
  • Churches work to make holiday services special
  • Christmas Eve services

  • News of Florida
  • Justices defer on recount standard
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