Looking for a job? There are two at Tampa City Hall. Applications are available to people interested in serving as interim City Council members. The positions pay about $750 a week. They became vacant last week when John Dingfelder and Linda Saul-Sena resigned to run for Hillsborough County Commission. About a dozen people have requested applications, which are due July 12. The new members will serve until just after city elections in March. For information, go to tampagov.net or call (813) 274-8397.
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BP opens first bay area office
BP has set up its first claims office in the Tampa Bay area at 2551 Drew St., Clearwater, to reimburse businesses that suffered losses. BP suggests visitors first call toll-free 1-800-440-0858 to get a claim number. The office is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. Claims can also be made at bp.com/claims.
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GOP candidate breaks the ice
Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott introduced himself Monday to Hispanic voters in Miami. Read the story at tampabay.com.
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Not an ideal job
Tampa police are advising a 27-year-old man arrested on drug charges to choose a different career. Police pulled over Timothy J. Stewart on E Fowler Avenue late Sunday because of a missing tag light. Officers said they smelled marijuana coming from the Tampa man's vehicle, and found 22 grams of packaged marijuana ready for sale. Stewart told police he began selling drugs two weeks ago because he couldn't find a job. But Hillsborough County arrest records show that in past years, he has been charged twice with intent to distribute cocaine and once with intent to distribute marijuana.