May 17, 2002
Robbing from the people, giving to big business
How perfect. How perfectly perfect. The epitaph of the 2002 session of the Florida Legislature is this:
FBI focuses on judge, Culverhouse suits
Details are unclear, but the bureau has asked about how former Chief Judge F. Dennis Alvarez handled the dispute.
Paralyzed man sues GM, gains $9-million
Thrown from a pickup truck in an accident and paralyzed from the chest down, he later sued GM and complained of a faulty seat belt.
Diocese projects go to bishop's friend
Contractor David Herman has received building contracts worth $27-million without bids.
Contractor for diocese jobs calls Lynch 'good friend'
They met in July 1995, soon after Robert N. Lynch became pastor of St. Mark Catholic Church in west Broward County.
Fence guy's deal gets FDLE look
Investigators have questions about Don Connolly's acquisition of the deed to a Manatee lot.
More pupils may face retention
Fourth-graders with low FCAT reading scores coming under scrutiny
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Tampa severs THAP relationship
Pinellas lawyer to run for judgeship
A St. Petersburg lawyer who lost a close 1996 election for a Pinellas-Pasco judgeship announced a second run for office Thursday.
Catholic school to begin drug tests of students
Clearwater Central Catholic High is the first school affiliated with the Diocese of St. Petersburg to require such tests.
100 meet to discuss submerged land sale
SOUTH PASADENA -- More than 100 angry South Pasadena residents met with their attorney Thursday night to discuss recent revelations that real estate speculator Don Connolly bought submerged land abutting their waterfront lots.
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