Help us tell the story of Hometown Heroes
We're looking for everyday people who help others in ways big and small, motivated only by kindness and a desire to make our community a better place. Past heroes include a woman who bakes brownies to raise money for a TV in a children's nursing home, a teacher who invites an autistic former student to family holidays, and a neighbor with a fear of birds who volunteers to care for a sick friend's parrots. We're looking for good stories about good people. Send your nominee's name and a brief description of his or her selfless acts to email@example.com (put Hometown Hero in the subject line) or mail to Hometown Hero, Tribune Newsroom, P.O. Box 191, Tampa, FL, 33601.
Middle school vice principal, sixth-grade teacher victims in Brandon double murder/suicide shoot-out