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April 10, 2002
Crime-ridden Melrose: avenue of despair
[Times photo: James Borchuck]
Despite cries to clean it up, weary residents say crime always seems to hold its own.
Howard Troxler
The mystery of one bank's electronic bill paying
Sue Farley sent me a check for $0.01, one red cent.

Top stories

Police boost patrols after fatal shooting
ST. PETERSBURG -- Under pressure from the City Council, St. Petersburg's police chief agreed Tuesday to add more patrols to a neighborhood where a drive-by shooting left one man dead Monday night.

Defender of accused saw it as his mission
The longtime assistant public defender held the view that guilty or not, his clients deserved a voice.

Campus phone bans: On hold?
School districts across the country are rethinking rules that forbid the use of cell phones on campus.

Argument ends in murder-suicide
A man kills himself after shooting his girlfriend, who wanted to break off a stormy five-year relationship.

Suit: Homes built on dump site
Nineteen Martin Luther King Village residents file suit against the city of Tampa, a builder and two nonprofit agencies.

Baptist Bishop John L. Copeland dies at 63
The prominent civil rights figure's viewpoint was sought on matters political and religious.

Convicted priest removed from St. Petersburg post
The Rev. Matthew Berko, guilty of molesting a girl, will leave Epiphany of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church.

Bus drivers balk at privatized route
They fear the proposal for South County Career Center is part of a larger privatization plan for Hillsborough schools.

Decade-old case of putrid shrimp takes rare turn
A U.S. appeals court, where a panel overturned the convictions, will hear the case as a group.

Colombians arrested in huge cocaine bust
Coast Guard officials in St. Petersburg say there is no doubt that the 41 bales of cocaine were headed for U.S. shores.

Teacher charged with having sex with girl
The Blake High health teacher is accused of having an affair in March with a 17-year-old student.

South Pinellas headlines
  • County lowers lake for cleaning
  • Council member to quit amid flap
  • Students spread religion through fun
  • Golden arches to fall to Gulfport rule
  • Museum of History plans $685,000 expansion
  • We need more compassionate souls
  • For band, 20th time's a charm
  • Business headline
  • Seated dinner at ball receives high marks
  • Kids sink their teeth into science
  • These nine students know the sines of the times
  • Working
  • Runners, volunteers line up to Stampede
  • Whole lot of picking and grinning planned Sunday
  • Church had to persevere to achieve today's growth
  • Beaches notebook
  • What's up on campus
  • Swimmers break records, win medals
  • Student musicians dazzle the crowd
  • For Dunn, an 'Oprah' surprise
  • Bostwick, Connor collaborate for title
  • Suncoast Raceweek attracts 50 entries
  • Ex-Cougar delivers for UF in the clutch

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • School welcomes signal at perilous crossing
  • Dunedin senior center to open in May
  • Man killed in crash loved to play Lotto
  • Home destroyed in suspicious fire
  • Leaders lament high price for gas station
  • Sudden, sincere friend saves a suicidal man
  • Plea to postal hijackers: Return cremains
  • Reinstated principal offers thanks
  • Legal relationship not a conflict, most say

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Three teens sentenced in killing of friend
  • Police charge man in purse snatching, chase

  • News of Florida
  • Ads target bars that cater to college set
  • Challenge brings court into tax proposal fracas
  • It's time to mint some Florida history
  • Bush floats deal on education bill
  • Parties prep for legal duels on redistricting
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