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March 23, 2002
Church paid $100,000 to Bishop Lynch's aide
[Times photo: Michael Rondou]
The Catholic leader denies the man's claims of sexual harassment. His lawyer says the severance pay was not "hush money."

Priests stand behind bishop
The ranks are shocked, but unified in their support for the leader of 372,000 Catholics.

Lynch faces scrutiny himself this time
Robert N. Lynch was a late bloomer, already 37 when he was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood. But he quickly made a name for himself, organizing a papal visit to America and serving in a high-profile post as general secretary to the United States Catholic Conference.

Despite anger, Urbanski not shunning religion
Until he accused the bishop of sexual harassment, Bill Urbanski was close with Robert Lynch.

Priest quits teaching job amid furor
St. Petersburg Catholic High is saying little after a student's complaint about a kiss and hug. Students say "Father Mac" often was affectionate in public.

Scandal notebook
Federal suit alleges all U.S. bishops are part of coverup

Top stories
Water board to buy out partner in desal plant
The 8-1 vote means that the public utility now takes on the full risk of finishing the desal plant and getting it online.

Woman accused of false claim of Sept. 11 death
She did not lose her husband at the World Trade Center, investigators say. She tried to obtain relief funds.

Killer's girlfriend will get new trial
Bernice Bowen will be retried in connection with Hank Earl Carr's escape and his murder of two Tampa detectives.

Doctor, lawyer arrested in sex case
TAMPA -- Two more men were arrested Friday in the year-old investigation of an alleged sex-for-hire ring involving teenage girls advertised on the Internet.

Supporters want rector reinstated at church
At a meeting, members of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Tampa say they want the Rev. Kevin Donlon to come back.

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  • Police reports
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  • A smorgasbord of haggadot

  • Hillsborough headlines
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  • 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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