Police have released surveillance images that show a man they say might have information about the shooting of a 16-year-old girl following Friday's Plant High School football game. The video shows an unidentified man walking into the football field at the South Tampa school the night of the game, police said. A few hours later, about 10 p.m., the 16-year-old was walking home with a 15-year-old classmate when a man pulled up next to them on W San Miguel Street near S Bendelow Trail. He rolled down the window, said something and pointed a gun at the girls, police said. The girls ran and the man fired, hitting the older girl in the left leg, police said. She was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries. The surveillance video was released Wednesday as detectives continue to investigate. Police officials say the man may be a "potential witness." Anyone with information about him was asked to call police at (813) 231-6130.
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Repairman helped to keep Tampa on time
There are 54 places to keep oiled on the average grandfather clock, Stan Good used to say. And with consumer demand falling off sharply for new ones, he increasingly set out from his South Tampa clock shop to make house calls to keep the old ones running. "Ten years ago, they did a survey. There were 2,000 clockmakers, and we were dying at the rate of 10 percent a year," he told the Times two years ago. "So I should've been gone by now." Mr. Good, who for decades operated a family business called Stan Good Clocks on S MacDill Avenue, died Saturday at age 67. Mr. Good also had an affinity for parrots - he kept macaws in the shop - and song writing. A service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Blount & Curry Funeral Home chapel at 605 S MacDill Ave.
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Mayor, company officials to go on trade mission
Mayor Bob Buckhorn and a delegation of nearly four dozen economic development officials, educators and representatives of Tampa Bay area companies leave Saturday for a five-day trade mission to Brazil. Executives will meet business prospects in matchmaking sessions and officials will meet with counterparts from Sao Paulo, the Southern Hemisphere's largest city with a metro area population of 19 million, and Porto Alegre, a city of 1.5 million that is becoming a sister city to Tampa. "These relationships take time to develop, but if you don't do it I can guarantee you won't get the business," said Buckhorn, whose travel expenses are being covered by the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp.