|July 24, 2003
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Beware the Quick Cash - New Ways
to Empty Your Wallet
SUN CITY CENTER - Itís gotten to the point that itís not
uncommon anymore. Multi-state mega-lotteries are giving away hundreds of
millions of dollars. Even the Florida Lottery has worked to up the ante and
provide bigger prizes. They have discovered, it seems, that people find more
"value" in buying tickets for really big money. Six million dollars just isnít
enough to risk a dollar on, apparently.
So if a very official looking letter arrives from a lottery
commission in Spain describing, in detail, your winnings of, say, $614,810,
well, thatís just not too far fetched. It happens all the time - it could be
true. It could be your lucky day. More
Note: Informational links are available at the end of the story page.
Mitch Traphagen Photo
Chamber Notes -
By Daniel Kushmer
Several years ago, the four chambers of commerce representing
SouthShore formed an alliance. Apollo Beach, Riverview, Ruskin, and Sun City
Center understood the need to market our area collectively and by doing so two
committees came from this alliance. The economic development and marketing
committee have been working diligently on research, development, and projects
that show SouthShore in a positive light.
Up in the Observer News
are two common sayings that came to mind for this story. The first is,
"Traveling by sailboat is the most expensive way to travel third class." If
that is true, then traveling by motorcycle is an expensive way to travel in
the cargo hold. The second is familiar to visitors and newcomers: "You have
to see the REAL Florida." Well, where is the REAL Florida?
Armed with an old motorcycle, body armor, helmet and gloves, I went in
search of the REAL Florida. Incredibly enough, I found it. Finding
Florida: Coming up in the Observer News.
Top Photo by Michelle Majestic-Traphagen
Bottom Photo by Mitch Traphagen
The Changing Face of South Hillsborough:
The rumors are flying about several big box retailers moving into
south county. The facts, however, are few. Yet one in every ten new
jobs created in the entire nation came from the Tampa-St.
Petersburg-Clearwater Metropolitan area. South county communities are
joining forces to become a strong player in that prospering market.
How will all of the changes effect our communities and area businesses
and what can south county shoppers expect from the future?
The three-part series is available on
Part 1 - Welcome
Part 2 - Meet
- It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's a Home Depot!
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