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Men robbed of radio, cash at park

Published Oct. 16, 2005

Two men out for a basketball game at a park were robbed of a pair ofsneakers, a car radio and some cash by a group of men who also hit them in the faces with the stolen radio Monday night. According to a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office report, Scott Clark and Leslie Harrison, both 19 and both of Carrollwood, had just finished a basketball game at Egypt Lake Park, 3126 W Lambright Ave., at 9:35 p.m. As they walked back to their car, they saw a man inside it removing their radio while three other men stood outside. One man had a handgun, the report said. The man inside the car got out and hit Clark in the face with the radio. He then demanded money from Harrison and hit him in the face with the radio. The four men, all in their 20s, ran away with Clark's black Reebok sneakers, the radio and a small amount of cash. St. Joseph's Hospital for deep facial cuts, according to the report.

Firm gets okay to mine phosphate FORT LONESOME - A 125-acre parcel in this southeastern Hillsborough County farming community will be mined for phosphate, the Hillsborough County Commission decided Tuesday. The commissioners rezoned the parcel for IMC Fertilizer Inc. The parcel is on the east side of Keysville Road, just north of Hunter Road. Commissioner Jan Platt noted that the parcel was already scheduled to be mined under the county's development plans. IMC also is seeking to expand its mining operations to a 56,000-acre parcel in the Fort Lonesome area, but Tuesday's action does not affect that application.