April 24, 2002
Veto of phone bill not an easy move
Some people will accuse Gov. Jeb Bush of taking the popular, election-year route on Tuesday when he vetoed an act of the Legislature that would have raised telephone rates for millions of Floridians.
Jesuit High teacher fired amid misconduct claim
TAMPA -- The Rev. Joseph Doyle stood before hundreds of teenage boys at Jesuit High School on Tuesday morning with bad news about a current teacher and a former principal.
Schools shed jobs to meet budget
Targeted for the cuts are such jobs as assistant principal, technology specialist and guidance counselor.
Tampa fire chief apologizes for van, vacation missteps
Pete Botto says he will track the use of a department van and will institute accountability measures for documenting vacation time.
Lawyer's art an antidote to terror
Michael DeMinico aims to paint the faces of all those who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Schools' savings to come out of vice principals' pay
Each assistant principal for student affairs will lose 21 days of pay over a year's time.
Doctor: Circuit judge's condition is worsening
Hillsborough Circuit Judge Florence Foster is not resigning, but her medical reports will go to the state.
Hispanics, Asians fuel population growth
New Census figures show Colombians, Dominicans and Asians pouring into Florida. Jobs are among the reasons.
Drug Court celebrates first class of graduates
LARGO -- Pinellas County's Drug Court celebrated its first graduating class on Tuesday, with 49 people who have received treatment, passed numerous drug tests and landed jobs.
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