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Quality of Life Index // OUR TIMES AS TOLD BY STATISTICS

Amount earned by each team in Tampa's Hall of Fame Bowl in 1995: $1-million

Amount to be earned by each team in Tampa's renamed Outback Bowl in 1996: $2-million

Amount to be earned by each team in the 1996 Fiesta Bowl: $8-million

Percentage of vehicles in Hillsborough County that failed their initial emissions inspection July 1994-June 1995: 7.59

Percentage that failed in Pinellas County: 6.45

Percentage that failed in Palm Beach County: 5.8

Cost of a large beer at Tampa Stadium for the 1995 season: $4.75

Cost of a large beer after surcharges proposed as part of a new stadium financing plan: $5.25

Cost of stadium parking in 1995: $5

Cost of parking after proposed surcharges: $7.35

Number of hours it took for Bucs officials to reject the stadium plan after it was announced: 2

Percentage of all Hillsborough students who passed the required High School Competency Test in communications: 94

Percentage of all students statewide who passed that portion of the test: 89

Percentage of black students in Hillsborough who passed the communications portion: 90

Percentage of black students statewide who passed: 79

_ Compiled by RICHARD DANIELSON and JEFF BRAINARD

Sources for Quality of Life Index

Outback: Austin American-Statesman, Times files.

Vehicle Emissions: Florida Department of Motor Vehicles.

Stadium costs: Tampa Sports Authority, Times research. The stadium financing proposal called for surcharges on concessions, parking, tickets and other items, and a 5 percent sports entertainment fee on all products sold at a new stadium.

Test scores: State of Florida, staff report.

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