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On Thursday, Hillsborough County conducted its annual homeless count. Volunteers canvassed neighborhoods in an effort to get a better picture of the homeless population.

The Ybor Youth Clinic focused on an often unnoticed demographic: homeless youth. 

At 8 p.m., in a room of the YMCA on East Palm Avenue in Tampa, the Clinic's volunteers were on phones, looking for anyone under 25 without a home. 

Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens has made room for two new residents.  The Tampa-based theme park says its animal care team is providing 'round the clock care for 3-month-old cheetahs, Tendai, which means "thankful," and Thabo, which means "joy."

Moffitt Cancer Center

When the NCAA Women's Final Four comes to town, cancer researchers benefit. 

Since 2009, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund has awarded a women's cancer research grant to a research institution in the city hosting the NCAA Women's Final Four

Monday, Moffitt Cancer Center Professor of Oncology and Medicine Dr. Martine Extermann received the $250,000 grant.

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If you live in St. Petersburg, you can now weigh in on the designs for the new pier, through March 6th. 

The powers that be aren't bound by the survey, but it will inform their next meeting on March 20th. The survey results will be announced on March 9th.  

You can see the concepts and designs for the new pier here.  

Marc Haze / WUSF news

If you've spent much time around places where alcoholic beverages are sold and consumed, you may have heard the following: "Tequila has to come from Mexico. Champagne has to come from France and bourbon has to come from Kentucky."

That last one is not true.

Bourbon can be made anywhere in the United States, as long as strict rules are followed.

No one has made or sold bourbon legally, using Florida-grown ingredients since before Prohibition.

This is a compilation of WUSF's coverage of the University of South Florida investigation into the Dozier Reform School for Boys and the unmarked graveyard on the school's grounds:

USF Researchers Dig for Answers at Dozier, Find More Questions: http://bit.ly/1CB3V7Z

Dozier Update: DNA Tests, Facial Composite & A Second Graveyard?: http://bit.ly/1EgXx6V

Giving Dozier Victims Their Names Back: http://bit.ly/1CB3jPz

This is a compilation of WUSF's coverage of the University of South Florida investigation into the Dozier Reform School for Boys and the unmarked graveyard on the school's grounds:

USF Researchers Dig for Answers at Dozier, Find More Questions: http://bit.ly/1CB3V7Z

Dozier Update: DNA Tests, Facial Composite & A Second Graveyard?: http://bit.ly/1EgXx6V

Giving Dozier Victims Their Names Back: http://bit.ly/1CB3jPz

Twenty-five years ago, an event occurred that is seared into the memory of most Americans: About a minute after liftoff, the space shuttle Challenger blew apart, killing all aboard, including teacher-astronaut Christa McAuliffe.

The day started off innocently enough. It was unusually cold in Florida that day, but NASA managers decided to attempt a launch anyway. As a subsequent investigation made clear, the cold temperature made O-rings, which were intended to contain hot gases, fail on the solid rocket boosters.

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