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January 5, 2002
Gator fans lament coach's departure

[Times photo: Ron Thompson]
Emotions run high as longtime fans react to the news of the football coach's resignation. One calls it "Black Friday."
Top stories
Manatee deaths, debate rise
Deaths of the endangered mammal rose by more than 50 in 2001. Activists want more done more to protect them.

Aisenberg audiotapes to be released
The tapes would be ready in about two weeks. The couple's attorneys are skeptical.

Missing man now accused in shooting
Police also have charged a third man, who they say was an accomplice in the kidnapping and shooting of USF student Lai Chau.

Police turnover rising in St. Petersburg
Low pay and low morale are cited as reasons that the number of officers leaving has risen steadily since '98.

Remark by ex-chief widely remembered
Most of those present recall Mack Vines using the word "orangutan," but the impact and context varied from listener to listener.

Tampa Bay briefs
Tapes remain evidence in animal cruelty case

South Pinellas headlines
  • Alcohol involved in fatal boat crash
  • DNA tests lead to more charges

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • 5 elderly residents left in facility
  • Officer's vision becomes a park
  • Errant truck slams into man's bedroom
  • Carrying on a family tradition: dove bearer
  • Peace Corps volunteer's goals recalled
  • Bark park provides a new treat for dogs
  • Ministers frown on gambling boat plan
  • Llama papers, video released
  • Landmark Belleair Garage now soot, dangling boards

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Embattled former judge to run for mayor
  • Officer accidentally shoots his leg
  • Hard landing damages police copter
  • Bohemian's music lives; ace counter tallies birds

  • Sandra Thompson
  • Warmth scarce in the last resort

  • News of Florida
  • Former inmate savors freedom from death row
  • Manatee deaths, debate rise
  • Wildlife agency director to resign

  • Lucy Morgan
  • Advocate criticized lawmakers unfairly
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