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After Irma, Tampa area still at risk but not fully prepared

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As monster Hurricane Irma buzz-sawed its way up Florida’s Gulf Coast, it looked for several hours like the heavily populated Tampa Bay area could face catastrophic wind damage and flooding from the first major storm to roar ashore there in 96 years.

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Davis Islands woman who went to court over Derek Jeter fence is at it again

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Deborah Ann Zomermaand is at it again. Zomermaand is the Davis Island woman who took New York Yankees superstar Derek Jeter to court last month over the fence height surrounding his massive waterfront home. Now, the 59-year-old treasurer of the Davis Islands Civic Association and vice president of Zomermaand Management Services is targeting Frank Paul Ripa, the Tampa construction firm owner who is building a new home nearby. Ripa, 66, is the owner and CEO of Ripa & Associates, one…

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Neighbor sues Derek Jeter over ‘excessive’ fence height at massive Davis Island home

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Good fences make not make good neighbors, as New York Yankees superstar Derek Jeter faces off with a neighbor over the fence height around his massive Davis Islands property. Deborah Ann “Debbie” Zomermaand is the 59-year-old treasurer of the Davis Islands Civic Association and vice president of Zomermaand Management Services. In 2006, Zomermaand and husband Randy purchased a $1.35-million, 4,608-square-foot Davis Islands home at 192 Corsica St. Four years later, the couple bought the home next door at 190 Corsica…

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Racial hate forces homebuyers to cancel Davis Islands deal, owner refuses refund

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A married couple of Indian descent, looking to buy a Davis Islands home last year, canceled the deal after angry neighbors hurled violent racial epithets. Now the homeowners are refusing to refund a $30K good faith deposit. Kaderbhai Ali Asgar, also known as Ali Asgar Kaderbhai, is a 52-year-old Tampa resident who works as an engineering intern and secretary for A-One Engineering & Consultants. Asgar’s wife, Sehera Ali Asgar, 49, is A-One’s manager. Herbert Roy “Herb” Donica is a 63-year-old…

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