June 15, 2002
No prison for man who flew with gun
The Valrico man gets two years' probation for carrying a weapon in his briefcase on a Delta flight to Memphis.
Seminole matriarch shaped reservation
Ruby Tiger Osceola, who was the oldest living Florida Seminole, strove to preserve tribal culture.
Schools prepared to reverse failures
Local educators have plans to help their failing schools, and the state offers help -- and money.
Arrest may link fast-food accomplices
Police say a man who admits robbing a McDonald's restaurant in April may be connected to a string of recent robberies.
Art museum plans unveiled
The giant metalic grid roof is the eye-catching feature of the new Tampa Museum of Art, scheduled for a 2004 completion.
Times writer receives award of excellence
Times national correspondent Stephen Buckley on Friday received the Paul Hansell Distinguished Journalism Award from the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors.
Riverview man dies in expressway crash
TAMPA -- A Riverview man was killed in a fiery crash early Friday on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway.
Federal security director named for Tampa airport
A retired Army colonel who once worked on Middle East security issues at U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base has been named federal security director for Tampa International Airport.
West Nile virus shows in Pinellas chicken
ST. PETERSBURG -- West Nile virus has been found in a sentinel chicken in St. Petersburg, marking the virus's return to Pinellas County.
Times wins 18 awards in state competition
The St. Petersburg Times won three first-place prizes Friday and 18 awards overall in the annual competition of the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors.
War hero's statue awaits a crowd
On July 4, dignitaries will gather in St. Petersburg to dedicate the statue of Brig. Gen. Thaddeus Kosciuszko.
Candidate settles with consultant
Larry Williams, who ran for mayor of St. Petersburg, was sued and accused of not paying a campaign consultant.
Castor heading back to Florida
She will leave a teaching standards group in October. She says she's not entering politics.
Diocese education leader retires
ST. PETERSBURG -- For the past couple of years, Monsignor Frank Mouch has been one of the leaders of the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg. He has been Bishop Robert N. Lynch's right-hand man, overseeing Catholic schools and youth ministries and taking charge of a number of church offices.
Diocese: Deceased priest suspected of molesting kids
DALLAS -- The Diocese of St. Petersburg on Friday revealed that a priest who now deceased is among those suspected of molesting children.
Lay ministers wrap up training
After four years of work, 76 lay ministers are fine-tuned and ready to serve in the local Roman Catholic Church.
Judge refuses to lower bail for accused priest
LARGO -- A Pinellas-Pasco judge refused on Friday to lower the $500,000 bail set for a Catholic priest extradited to Florida this week to faces charges that he sexually assaulted two 11-year-olds in the mid 1980s.
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