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June 8, 2002

Tampa Bay: June 8, 2002 Hillsborough County news
Robbers strike several fast-food restaurants
At least eight area restaurants have had early morning robberies. Authorities expect the two men to attempt more.

Three car accidents claim three lives
In two accidents, the drivers collided with trucks. In one, the driver was ejected. None wore seat belts.

Charge is reduced to manslaughter in fatal punch
TAMPA -- Prosecutors have reduced the charge against 21-year-old Alan Thompson from second-degree murder to manslaughter in the death of Christopher Fannan, the Sickles High School senior felled by a punch to the temple on May 19.

Second time's the charm with new senior center
The old Barksdale Center had problems with plumbing and parking. Its sparkling, $1.5-million replacement was dedicated Friday.

Burglar kills sleeping man
TAMPA -- A Tampa man was killed when a burglar broke into his home and shot him, sheriff's deputies said.

A closer look: One Hillsborough church
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Tampa Stake

Sandra Thompson
Rise up, bohemians; economy rests on you
Tampa has made another list, and while I tend to think these things are silly, I'm not above using them when they suit my purposes. This is not the most simple kind of list to understand, but then it's not for simple people. It's the Creativity Index, which one egghead now is saying is the most important barometer of economic growth.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Yearbook adds babies to its school chronicle
  • Bus plan looms as parents choose
  • Where trust mounts up
  • Ex-cop gets no time in theft
  • Change at USF leaves unease

  • Pinellas headlines
  • Six Grace Christian grads honor their mentors
  • Seniors give emotional thanks
  • Teen, city official match wits over basketball court project
  • Methodist ministers on the move
  • Young pilot dies after memorial fly-by
  • A sacrament 2 busy years in the making
  • Pinellas digest
  • Tax dollars help pay for hiring seminars
  • Dunedin postpones vote on complex
  • Oldsmar opts for review boar
  • Dunedin city commissioner to run for state Senate seat
  • Racing tonight at Sunshine Speedway
  • Five associate ministers accept spiritual call

  • News of Florida
  • Prescription drug abuse rises in 2001
  • Justice blesses proposed districts
  • Ten tails of Florida
  • Central Florida prosecutor to take on terrorism
  • U.S.: Some Fla. vote complaints can't be pursued

  • Lucy Morgan
  • The bow-tied justice bows out to applause
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