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March 23, 2002

Tampa Bay: March 23, 2002
McMullens withdraw bid to rezone gulf-front parcel
The family's attorney says they wish to "give peace a chance" in their quest to have the county purchase the property.
North Pinellas County news
Budget's first stage: 'innovative' shrinking
The county administrator asks for creative thinking as Pinellas faces its tightest budget crunch in years.

Nostalgia marks mazy library's final day
Opened in 1915 and enlarged often, the musty old main library will be razed this summer to make way for a $20.2-million facility.

Pendulum swings toward large library
Largo commissioners ask the city staff to lay the groundwork for a $22-million, 93,000-square-foot library.

Jury: Tarpon Springs man not guilty of molesting girls
But he will remain in prison because a judge rules the charges are a violation of his probation on earlier sex crime convictions.

Package's trail leads to opium case arrest
New York customs agents alert local authorities, who follow the box containing nearly two pounds of opium to its delivery in Oldsmar.

Police reports
Arson causes $25,000 damage to Largo home

FYSA event loaded with area squads
Area teams are playing this weekend in the Florida Youth Soccer Association (FYSA) Region C Championships.

Cruelty charge adds to month of notoriety
Deputies say the New Port Richey man who let a 7-year-old drive is now charged in a hammer attack on a dog.

A smorgasbord of haggadot
The guiding text for the Passover meal has taken every form known to man, woman and child.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Priest quits teaching job amid furor
  • Water board to buy out partner in desal plant
  • Church paid $100,000 to Bishop Lynch's aide
  • Woman accused of false claim of Sept. 11 death
  • Killer's girlfriend will get new trial
  • Doctor, lawyer arrested in sex case
  • Supporters want rector reinstated at church
  • Scandal notebook
  • Priests stand behind bishop
  • Despite anger, Urbanski not shunning religion
  • Lynch faces scrutiny himself this time

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Edythe Ibold, pioneer advocate for the retarded, dies

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Father faces murder charge in death of crying infant son
  • Retirement runaround; night life's a memory
  • A closer look: One Hillsborough church

  • Sandra Thompson
  • New Ybor building's critics forget barrio's past

  • News of Florida
  • The dead zone
  • Doctor gets 63 years in OxyContin deaths case
  • Legislators leave much undone
  • Tailored Congress districts approved
  • Legislature in brief

  • Lucy Morgan
  • Lobbyist's humor put state Capitol in perspective
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