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Links from the Times for Feb. 27: More tragedy for Graziano family




Before dawn, about 250 volunteers hit the streets, woods, labor pools and shelters across Hillsborough to count the county’s homeless. The purpose of today’s 2009 homeless census: to determine the need out there. | Photo gallery: Counting the homeless in Hillsborough

Murder for hire charge: More tragedy for the Grazianos
Edward Graziano allegedly paid an undercover detective to kill his estranged wife Debra. Their son John was permanently injured in a car crash involving the son of wrestler Hulk Hogan. The plot "couldn't be any worse than what's happened to my son," she says. | Video: Graziano is taken to jail | Special report: Fame, fast cars and fate | Previous coverage: The Grazianos' ordeal

Wildfire season: The ABCs of fire safety
Firefighters and foresters are scrambling to get people to treat wildfire season like hurricane season: Prepare for the worst. | Interactive report: ABCs of fire safety | Words to the wise: Heed warnings, take precautions

Store owner thwarts robberies with his own gun
Mohammed Abu Sayed stopped a robbery of his Friendly Meat and Grocery in Tampa by pulling a .32-caliber pistol on the would-be robbers. The men in ski masks and hoodies fled, firing behind them as they ran. | Video: Watch the robbery in progress.

Nurse-rapist gets 210-year prison term
One of Florida's most notorious rapists will spend the rest of his life in prison after a Citrus County judge gave the 60-year-old man a 210-year sentence. Bruce Alan Young is a former nurse at Citrus County Memorial Hospital who raped seven sedated patients, including a 15-year-old girl, in the early 1990s. | Previous coverage: Notorious Citrus County nurse-rapist

Instinct to shoot video got her on TV
Victoria Fernandes was riding on U.S. 301 when the Nissan Xterra in front of her started swerving. She grabbed her Sanyo Xacti video camera and started shooting with one hand while steering with the other. The Nissan struck an oncoming Publix truck and shattered. She caught the instant on video. Now news stations and networks are clamoring for her video. She is to appear on CBS News.

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