Thursday, August 20, 2009

ABC Coalition Starts Building Final Report on Rays

For the first time, the ABC Coalition - the group studying the best way to keep baseball in Tampa Bay in the long term - started forming some initial conclusions at its Thursday afternoon meeting.

For more, continue here: http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=111901

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Can Hulk Hogan Slam Property Taxes?

Hulk Hogan is letting everyone know about his new tag-team partner, GuaranteedLowerPropertyTaxes.com.

Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, has been hired by the Fort Myers-based company that claims it can lower your property taxes by appealing the appraised value of your home.

"I'm in the same boat as you guys," said Hogan at the campaign's kick-off event in Estero, Fla. this past weekend. "But I bet your bottom dollar that we could look at your situation and take a quick check on where you're at with your history and what's going on with your home, and we can save you money."

For more, continue here: http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=111778

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Derek Jeter can go ahead with plans to build a six-foot concrete and wrought-iron wall around his Davis Islands mansion after a City of Tampa board unanimously voted (7-0) to provide him an exception to city code, which limits solid structures to just three feet.

The home has drawn the ire of his future neighbors, many of whom spoke out against the exemption request.

For more, continue here: http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=111361

Friday, August 7, 2009

Yankees Star Wants to Build "Great Wall of Jeter"

Derek Jeter's attempt to build an outfield-sized wall around his new 30,000-plus-sq. ft. Davis Islands home has, well, run into a bit of a wall.

The Yankees star is looking for an exception to the city's three-foot-tall limit on solid walls, citing privacy and security issues at the waterfront mansion. His request for a six-foot-tall concrete and wrought-iron fence will go before Tampa's Variance Review Board on Tuesday, August 11.

For more, continue here: http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=111092