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January 11, 2002
Howard Troxler
New chief feeds hungry audience status quo
The new chief of police of St. Petersburg, perhaps understandably, tried as hard as he could Thursday to avoid saying anything controversial.

Top stories
Ocean may give birth to El Nino
Federal weather experts said Thursday that the waters of the tropical Pacific Ocean are warming up -- a condition that could lead to El Nino.

Probe to focus on security at small airports
Which state or federal agency is in charge of security at small airports? As it turns out, none.

USF faculty union supports Al-Arian
TAMPA -- A union representing University of South Florida professors voted Thursday night to throw its full support behind fired professor Sami Al-Arian as he fights to regain his job at USF.

U.S. may put F-16s back at MacDill
WASHINGTON -- F-16 jet fighters could be returning to MacDill Air Force Base in the aftermath of the wayward flight of student pilot Charles J. Bishop, defense and congressional officials say.

VA adds safeguard on confict of interest
ST. PETERSBURG -- In the wake of the federal investigation into the involvement of former U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs official Chester M. Luney with a Tampa homeless shelter, the VA has instituted new conflict-of-interest procedures nationwide.

Tampa Bay briefs
Man faces no charge in incident at Vinoy

South Pinellas headlines
  • Police vote to keep union
  • Chief says policing style will be a 'balancing act'
  • Less damaging phosphate waste removal sought
  • Kenneth C. Piper, church leader, dies

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Commission will avoid height fights
  • Pinellas digest
  • Robber guilty in shooting of woman
  • Two aides for elderly arreste
  • Process in hiring manager questioned
  • Shooting two bulls gets teen 10 years
  • Seat belts prevent dire outcome in collision
  • Limits put on public comment out of line
  • Limits put on public comment out of line
  • Class offers look at how police work
  • Living, learning for the moment
  • Tourney director Garrett strikes up many friendships
  • Happenings
  • Watercolorist keen on Dunedin art show
  • Classic 'Women' shows original girl power

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Friends fret over Aisenberg tapes release
  • County rejects 2 low bids for health care
  • Foul play suspected after man vanishes
  • Law limits amount of turf in lawns
  • Dispute over new nightclub comes down to a matter of taste

  • News of Florida
  • Outgoing senator won't run for House
  • Taxed or not, TV stations set to attack
  • Seminole attorney shot at home
  • Spot check
  • Fundraising down in race for governor
  • Judge may allow inmates' accounts of guards' threats
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