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May 9, 2002
Pinellas court to weigh blame for smoker's ills
[Times photo: Fred Victorin]
A longtime smoker, ravaged by cancer, is the first person to go to trial against a tobacco company in a Pinellas County courtroom.
Top stories
Crash inquiry focusing on tires
The FHP says the front tire that blew, causing a fiery crash, had been recapped. The death toll is now three.

'You're an angel. Thank you.'
A lifeguard saved a girl from drowning two years ago. In a happy reunion, hugs are exchanged, and a mom says thanks.

Values rise for Pinellas properties
In St. Petersburg, that means a little breathing room as city officials try to balance the operating budget.

Diocese clears priest of sexual improprieties
The reinstatement of a Lutz priest -- after interviews and a polygraph -- shocks his main accuser and thrills his parishioners.

Tampa Bay briefs
Two Tampa high school boys charged with arson

Democrats fault Bush's handling of Rilya case
After a week of muted political response to the disappearance a 5-year-old foster child, Florida Democrats and their leading gubernatorial candidate flayed Republican Gov. Jeb Bush's response and called for the ouster of the head of state child protective services.

South Pinellas headlines
  • Sheffield finds a buyer for his Pinellas palace

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Bridge plans, tower collide
  • Pinellas digest
  • Property values rise 4.6% in Largo
  • Deputy lives to thank law enforcement 'family'
  • Mayor seeks brevity, harmony
  • Fliers raise stakes in peacock dispute
  • Pinellas property values up 6.9%
  • Library program means business
  • Editorial: A prayer for peace in Largo may require more repetition
  • Letters: Emergency service should be uniform throughout county
  • Man charged with using fake gun
  • Flyers no strangers to Illinois' historic River to River run

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Fatal robbery participant gets 10 years
  • Prosecutor vindicates cable show
  • A sawbuck helps four judges run
  • Spilled mercury forces USF building evacuation
  • Man drowns after speeding van plunges into pond

  • News of Florida
  • Seven missing after Navy jets crash
  • Bush: Account for every child
  • Democrats fault Bush's handling of Rilya case
  • Senate okays ballot price tags
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