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QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX // OUR TIMES AS TOLD BY STATISTICS

Number _ in billions _ of gallons of oil and other hazardous materials that pass through Tampa Bay each year on ships: 4

Number _ in millions _ of tons of refined fertilizer products and phosphate rock exported from the bay area annually: 18

Number of spills of such materials in Tampa Bay from April 1993 to September 1995: 422

Percentage of those spills that involved 25 gallons or less of spilled material: 95

Percentage of accidents resulting in spills that result from human error, rather than natural conditions or equipment failures: 85

Number of legislators in Hillsborough County's legislative delegation: 17

Number of delegation members who said last week they opposed or were undecided about the bill to help finance a new stadium for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers through a voter-approved tax on rental cars: 8

Percentage of applicants accepted into the University of South Florida's master of business administration program: 60

Percentage of USF MBA students who have jobs at graduation: 42

Compiled by RICHARD DANIELSON with contributions from SUSAN CLARY.

QUALITY OF LIFE SOURCES

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AND THE BAY: "Charting the Course for Tampa Bay," January 1996, a draft report from the Tampa Bay National Estuary Program.

LEGISLATORS: Staff report.

USF MBAs: Florida Trend, March 1996.

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