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March 16, 2002

Tampa Bay: March 16, 2002
A bobber in the harbor
[Times photo: Douglas R. Clifford]
A fisherman casts his line from a canoe in Clearwater Harbor as the setting sun glints across the water on Wednesday. The weekend is expected to be sunny with temperatures in the 80s.
North Pinellas County news
Detective punished for driving impaired
The Sheriff's Office says she is suspended for five days without pay for totaling an office car, but prosecutors did not charge her.

Condos may rise near Venetian Point
The $13.2-million Villa Del Mar project is planned for the site where the Aloha Motel now sits.

Sheriff's fliers raise propriety questions
Everett Rice and his department offer advice on annexation. Some wonder if that is his jurisdiction.

Deputy punished in shoving case
A jailer is suspended for five days for using inappropriate force to put an inmate into a cell.

Pinellas digest
Former secretary at jail arrested in payroll theft

Geiger disputes charge over escaped bison
The former basketball pro says his handling of the animal wasn't unsafe and he would never mistreat his animals.

Dunedin housing units could be demolished
Officials say lead paint and asbestos in the Highlander Village public housing complex may force cleanup or closure. But residents would be relocated.

Density law put in hands of voters
Oldsmar, on the recommendation of its attorney, will ask voters whether an ordinance that allowed apartments to begin construction should stand.

Revelers uncork a hopeful future
Baha'is are ready for a new year and renewed efforts toward outer and inner peace.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Desal plant buyout causes angst
  • Man strolls the mall, dispensing free dollars
  • Name that fish: Odd 5-footer washes up
  • Top skaters roll into Tampa
  • Times names four students as 2002 scholarship winners
  • Peers weigh Al-Arian matter
  • Two Times staff writers win national honors
  • Paper's Greco ad raises ethics issue
  • Tampa Bay briefs

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Suit: Grocer fired 3 who told of misdeeds

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Bus stop gets discreet niche near upscale Tampa mall
  • A closer look: One Hillsborough church

  • Sandra Thompson
  • All work and no dining can deaden a downtown

  • News of Florida
  • Anticrime millions yield paltry result
  • Phone charges may be on rise
  • Jilted child abuse contractor blames state
  • House measure covers school walls
  • Daryl Jones says state's been 'Jebbed'

  • Lucy Morgan
  • Stalemate preserved by personal posturing
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