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June 25, 2002
Mary Jo Melone
Al-Arian's story tests our sense of fair play
Over the weekend, the smoke that shrouds USF professor Sami Al-Arian thickened.

Top stories
3 accused of diverting tribe funds
A federal indictment accuses the suspects of a plot to embezzle millions from the Seminole Tribe.

Blast puts driver of gas truck in hospital
Injured and in pain, the driver moved the truck and prevented a bigger explosion, officials say.

Fuel spill streaks the river
Crews quickly begin mopping up the roughly 140 gallons of diesel.

Couple's treasured feathered friend stolen
A $5,000 reward is offered for the return of the white cockatoo, which was taken from a cage Sunday.

Questioning angers accuser at judge's trial
Her credibility and reputation are challenged as he is defended in a case involving sexual advances.

Police charge 2 in recent robbery
Authorities are still searching for a suspect in connection with the recent spate of fast-food robberies.

The AME's new man
Bishop Adam J. Richardson Jr., a Tampa native, takes the helm in front of about 2,500 churchgoers and guests, some from as far as Africa.

Study to provide a healthy grasp of medications
A drug company, USF and the state team up to educate people suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure.

Interim chief charms USF faculty council
But some staff members at USF St. Petersburg question how the decision was made.

Osceola County crash kills three from Pinellas family
LaRhonda Brooks didn't feel right about letting her 9-year-old son accompany his grandparents and two aunts on a trip to Melbourne this past weekend.

Water supplier to ask for strict enforcement
Tampa Bay Water wants a crackdown on outdoor watering so that it doesn't exceed its pumping permit.

South Pinellas headlines
  • Attorney criticizes Al-Arian, journalists

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Industrial plant fire triggers safety concerns
  • Officers who quit in sex scandal sue city, union
  • Shooting suit costs climbing
  • Man who ran light cited in crash
  • Chief restructures police department
  • Dialogue begins on lake purchase
  • Church plans an ambitious expansion
  • Dunedin's Holly turns back Crisp for first victory

  • Letters
  • Increase penalties for abuse of animals

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Deputy chief takes heat over lease payment

  • News of Florida
  • Ruling muddies death penalty
  • Choice for high court may cast history in new light
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