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Links from the Times for Jan. 24: Tampa Bay's landmarks



Unmistakably Tampa Bay
Charming or quirky, distinguished or just weird, here is a slideshow of Tampa Bay's landmarks. When we see them, we know we're home.

Peanut butter recall
Wondering what is safe to eat and what you should leave alone? Check out the list of foods removed from store shelves and these products that have been determined safe. | Video: More than 30 million pounds recalled.

Pharmacy robbery
Police are seeking the public's help in finding a man who was wearing a black leather jacket and carrying a silver handgun who robbed a Wesley Chapel pharmacy just before noon Thursday. | Video: Watch the robbery in progress.

Teen accused in October slaying
Police say they have solved the October slaying of Clarence Mitchell Jr., and detectives are pointing the finger at a familiar figure. They say Jaqueal Edward Harris, 18, shot Mitchell on Mitchell's doorstep. The two had been in a recent fight, police say. | Previous coverage: Parents accused of aiding son in robbery

Pasco man convicted of killing mom
The son killed his mother. A jury decided that's what happened on April 17, 2007, inside the two-bedroom, corner-lot home at 8030 Hathaway Drive in New Port Richey. Ryan Young, 26, was convicted Friday of the first-degree murder of Donna Young and sentenced to life in prison. Earlier coverage: Donna Young's choice | Audio: Ryan Young interview

Buddy Johnson's double dipping
In one of his last official acts as Hillsborough elections supervisor, Buddy Johnson filed a request to be reimbursed for almost 11,000 miles he says he drove in his personal vehicle during the past 14 months.
At the county's reimbursement rate of 37.5 cents per mile, that amounts to a going-away check of more than $4,100. But expense records examined by the St. Petersburg Times show that Johnson already has been paid for hundreds of those miles. | Previous coverage: Buddy Johnson's troubles

Sansom hires criminal defense attorney
House Speaker Ray Sansom has hired a prominent criminal defense attorney to represent him in possible state and federal investigations. | Previous coverage: Sansom lies low

Habitat and NFL provide homes with 'SuperBuild'
Nearly 90 volunteers descended on East Tampa for SuperBuild, a week-long effort of NFL and Habitat for Humanity to construct six homes in a week. | Video: Watch the progress

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