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May 5, 2002
Scars from run-ins with boat propellers are now being used to track and identify Florida's manatees.
Top stories
Teacher delivers 'unsettling' speech
Ivy League professor and author Cornel West raises thorny questions about race as part of the Carter G. Woodson Lecture Series.

Pricey option offers priceless protection
A high-end add-on offered for luxury cars and trucks helps catch thieves and possibly even saves lives.

A new era for USF St. Petersburg
Tina Kerti graduates today as the first USF student to take all her classes on the school's St. Petersburg campus.

3,720 USF grads celebrate commencement success
The spring ceremony included students from age 19 to one in her 70s who are from 33 states and 77 countries.

World War II airmen recall war stories, old comrades
The Air Force Escape and Evasion Society's reunion was an opportunity to reminisce and be grateful.

Metro week in review
Renaissance fight weighs on mayor

South Pinellas headlines
  • Fight against billboards tougher under new law
  • District to provide shelters for shade
  • Gibbs High regroups after land is refused
  • Local officials find fault in bridge planning
  • School of patience
  • 'Mrs. Santa' sends warm regards
  • Some Belleair Shore natives overlooked
  • Car dealership ready to spruce up grounds
  • Leaders lay ground rules for municipal summit
  • Planners okay development on horse farm
  • Master makeover
  • Beaches notebook
  • Neighborhood notebook
  • New council member sworn in
  • Sickle cell group has spent 30 years helping
  • Prayer, roadside 'angel' help traveler in distress
  • When driving, it's safer to avoid drippy eating
  • It's a new world when home has an anchor
  • Officials try to green up the Bay Pines Cemetery
  • Cityhood for Lealman could be real taxing
  • Signs will remind pupils that riding requires helmets
  • What's up on campus
  • Swim programs gain experience, success
  • Some members welcome one governing body

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Serenity amid urban hubbub
  • The pinch-hitting priest
  • For mayor, a week for mending fences
  • Student closes book on lifelong doubt
  • Hurt gymnast bounces back
  • Cleaning up shoreline taught boy about trash
  • Give mayor a chance to change
  • Driver hits home of her ex-boyfriend
  • Headlines through the years
  • Pinellas teacher, union leader dies
  • North Pinellas notebook
  • Titans are ready to take another crack at state

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Woman escapes after being attacked in her van

  • North of Tampa
  • Doo Wop Cafe hops, bops back in time
  • Zoning
  • 10-year-old gymnast helps team win title
  • Sickles softball team advances; Chamberlain goes home
  • College beckons standout swimmer
  • The week in review
  • Exchange students exchange ideas
  • Proposed senior center still looking for a home
  • Civic Association names new president
  • Boy honored for actions after crash
  • Schools roundup
  • Raison d'etre: to write
  • Liquor store, Beall's to join shopping center

  • News of Florida
  • Blacks: Jeb will pay for 2000
  • Painful reminders
  • Missing girl's caregiver has history of crime

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