Tampa Bay: December 23, 2000
[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.
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.
Garden Club to meet Jan. 3
A closer look: one Hillsborough synagogue
Congregation Schaarai Zedek