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QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX // Our times as told by statistics

Amount of Florida Lottery money turned over to Hillsborough County schools for kindergarten through the 12th grade during 1990-91: $38.9-million

Amount of lottery money turned over to Hillsborough County schools for kindergarten through the 12th grade during 1995-96: $31.8-million

Rank of Hillsborough County among all 3,151 counties in the U.S. in the quantity of cucumbers and pickles harvested for sale: 20th

Attendance at Tampa Theatre two years ago: 140,302

Estimated attendance at Tampa Theatre this year: 147,000

Sexual batteries in Tampa, 1994: 463

Sexual batteries in Tampa, 1995: 372

Sexual batteries in Tampa, 1996: 351

Amount of money, according to Financial World magazine, that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers spent on player salaries during the 1992 season: $23.6-million

Estimated Bucs expenditures on players in the 1995 season: $43.7-million

Average National Football League team expenditure on player salaries during the 1995 season: $46.7-million

Sources for Quality of Life Index, 1B

Lottery support for education: The Florida Lottery.

Cukes and pickles: "The Contribution of Agribusiness to Hillsborough County, Florida," September 1996 report prepared for the Hillsborough County Agricultural Task Force by Farming for the Future Inc. of Boca Raton. The report's project director and writer was Craig Evans, and its researcher and analyst was Jean McGuire.

Tampa Theatre: City of Tampa.

Sexual batteries: Tampa Police Department statistics.

Tampa Bay Bucs' player salaries: Financial World. Valuations include salaries, bonuses, insurance, workers' compensation and pensions.

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