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April 4, 2002
Church scandal
Vatican, bay area diocese sued

[Times photo: Fred Victorin]
A man claims he was abused at a Hillsborough religious school in 1987. The suit alleges the school moved the accused clergyman to avoid an investigation.

St. Petersburg priest regrets guilty plea
The Ukrainian Catholic priest said he merely wanted the molestation accusation put to rest. Years later, he confronts it again.

Salesians' focus is education of young
The third-largest Catholic order operates St. Petersburg Catholic High School and owns Mary Help of Christians School in Tampa.

Poll: Church actions vex U.S. Catholics
A growing majority of Catholics are sharply critical of the way that the Catholic Church has handled instances of child abuse by priests and believe the scandal has deeply tarnished the church's reputation, according to a national survey by the Washington Post, ABC News and Beliefnet.com.

Church scandal: Q&A

Church scandal notebook

Top stories
Safety replaces firearm buyback
Organizers will focus on free locks, public relations and safety classes now that interest has waned in the buyback program.

Man, potential weapon remain a mystery at TIA
A day after a gun scare rattled the airport, officials said they'll probably never know more than they do now.

Fire hits TECO second time in two weeks
Service disruptions are unlikely as TECO workers repair damaged conveyor belts.

Justice Department enters bias suit
The brief supports a USF basketball player, but attorneys differ on its meaning to the case.

Official after station that aired show
A commissioner wants to cancel the contract of a station that broadcast an "obscene" show.

More sailors face cocaine smuggling charges
TAMPA -- In what has become routine, a group of sailors has been brought to federal court in Tampa to face charges of smuggling cocaine from South America.


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