4 Stories You Might Have Missed
Here are some Patch stories that could have slipped through the cracks this week.
It’s been a busy week in Temple Terrace.
There was a Temple Terrace Redevelopment Agency workshop last weekend regarding the downtown redevelopment project, the community had its first homicide in five years on Tuesday, and the City Council gave initial approval to the 2012-13 tentative millage rate and budget the same day.
With all of the excitement and tragedy, there are a few Patch stories that could have flown under the radar this week.
Here’s your chance to catch up on what you might have missed.
‘Daily Show’s’ Mandvi Owes ‘Everything’ to Tampa
Just one week ago, Tampa was waving good-bye to the Republican National Convention. But while the RNC was in town, so were media outlets covering the event, including satirical late night talk show “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” The show shot part of one of its tongue-in-cheek segments at Busch Gardens where Indian correspondent Aasif Mandvi paid tribute to his Tampa roots by visiting his former amusement park boss. Click the link above to see the piece.
Temple Terrace Roots Help Sisters Earn National Notoriety
Sisters Jennifer and Kitty O’Neil (who are granddaughters of Chic Young, creator of the comic strip “Blondie and Dagwood”) grew up in Temple Terrace and credit their upbringing with helping them become crafting gurus. Click the link above to find out more about their most recent publication, “Steampunk Chic: Vintage Flair from Recycled Finds.”
Local Serial Burglary Suspect Nabbed in New Jersey
John Scalise and his wife were arrested in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, after a burglary spree took them from Florida to the Northeast. Scalise is wanted in connection with a $35,000 jewelry theft at University Square Mall in August. Scalise has been connected to the Aug. 18 burglary of China One, 2774 E. Fowler Ave.; the Aug. 19 burglary of Hibachi Buffet, 13612 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.; and the Aug. 20 burglary of Sears, 2266 University Square. Click the link above to see how he was caught.
7-Year-Old Needs Votes For Scholarship
Temple Terrace Girl Scout Neela Rogers has a chance to win a $20,000 college scholarship from Gerber Life after entering a contest by illustrating what she wants to be when she grows up. You can help her win the money by voting for her on Facebook. Click the link above to see how.