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May 3, 2002
Togetherness binds their wounds
[Times photo: John Pendygraft]
BRANDON -- The Womble family lived through a grenade blast and an around-the-world journey. Through brain operations and hearing loss. Through the terrifying possibility that their youngest son might die.

Howard Troxler
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Judge lectures agency on detaining children
LARGO -- He was a wisp of a boy. Even the judge was surprised when he said he was 14. He wore handcuffs, and a body chain. An escape risk, authorities said.

Is it safe to drink the water?
Tampa Bay Water scientist Chris Owen has heard all kinds of questions about what will happen next week to Pinellas and Pasco water.

Allegations won't alter church suit
ST. PETERSBURG -- A wrongful death lawsuit against the Church of Scientology probably won't be dismissed because of recent allegations of legal misconduct, a judge indicated Thursday.

Tampa Bay briefs
U.S. House speaker to attend fundraiser for C.W. Bill Young

Man gets 90 years in jewel robberies
The robber terrorized jewelers and their families to make big scores in the late 1990s.

South Pinellas headlines
  • Changing downtown's face?: Museum may move
  • Changing downtown's face?: 200-unit towers 'a go'
  • Man faces charge in 'Jesus' graffiti

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Fire at townhome construction site declared arson
  • Cabana Club given reprieve
  • 80 people pitch ideas for new development
  • Festival controversy weighs on mayor
  • Dolphin delivered back to deep
  • Suspect arrested in '85 shooting
  • Work begins soon on preserve's window on nature
  • Taking a bun-wrapped break
  • Any beach projects left for Clearwater taxpayers to fund?
  • Some members welcome one governing organization
  • Happenings
  • Getting a jump on Cinco de Mayo

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Unfit for occupancy
  • County softens proposal on oaks
  • Woman says Lutz priest fondled her
  • Bold bank robber returns to rob again
  • Council member puts off lending her name to center
  • Storms: Show using sock puppet to threaten her

  • City Times - South Tampa
  • Short on slips
  • Brussels sprouts? Bummer
  • 10 years -- and still no decision on Gandy
  • Oh, the humanitarianism
  • Tending to life
  • He pulled his family from poverty -- his way
  • Mayor led a Tampa caught up in change
  • Datebook
  • 10-year-old gymnast helps team win title
  • Keepsakes for Mom
  • NK Cafe has new home, old favorites
  • Festival hails the Ruskin tomato
  • Perusing other people's ponds
  • Caring for the world, one deed at a time
  • Dueling cuisines bring more to the table
  • Renovators get a pat on the back from group
  • Burglars target cars in search of quick cash
  • A whole lot of building going on
  • Paying the price
  • It's a renter's market in South Tampa

  • North of Tampa
  • The Star Goddess
  • Unusually mellow children, wonderfully mellow dogs
  • Perusing other people's ponds
  • Citrus Park Village will thrive under master plan
  • Oh, the humanitarianism
  • Voters get final say on rise in homeowner dues
  • I-275 work reaches home stretch
  • Pupils recreate rigors of arrival in America
  • Small patch of park space will have to do
  • School deal with Children's Home moves forward
  • Low water pressure plagues two schools
  • Jazz up your Sunday afternoon
  • Organizations have fun and competition
  • A whole lot of building going on
  • Paying the price
  • It's a renter's market in South Tampa

  • News of Florida
  • Health bill fosters ill will in House
  • Girls' real dad now their legal dad
  • Who's watching the children
  • Bill may settle tiff over regulator's job
  • House okays budget; will Senate?
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