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June 27, 2002

Tampa Bay: June 27, 2002 Ernest Hooper
Weakness for fame; student art Capitolized
Lisa Ishi looked at the seven contestants to her right and decided she would designate the woman with the Vinny Testaverde New York Jets jersey as "the weakest link."

Hillsborough County news
Fire rescue lieutenant, 38, dies in accident
Lt. John Wade fell from the back of a pickup truck. A co-worker calls him quiet, compassionate and professional.

Planning and growth head asked to resign
An assistant county administrator who oversaw the director's department is demoted. Neither is given much indication why.

AME bishops review abuse policy
TAMPA -- In the wake of the sex abuse problem in churches nationwide, bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church are examining their own policy on the issue during a weeklong convention in Tampa.

Suspects are arrested in 152 auto thefts
The Sheriff's Office says the arrests break up a "very prolific" ring of thefts in five counties.

Class size drive given NAACP nod
The group's education director speaks at USF to support the constitutional amendment initiative. Students, teachers and schools are being shortchanged, he says.

Parents sue gamemakers
TAMPA -- The parents of Dominic Zummo say he had never had a seizure before he went to a friend's house two years ago to play the video game Star Wars: Episode I Jedi Power Battles.

Trial focuses on cougar's treatment
A witness says the defendant, a wildlife activist, punched, kicked and tormented the big cat.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Parkway doesn't hurt protected species, court rules
  • Judge cleared of 4 charges; 2 still stand
  • 6,000 bats, trapped
  • Defense bills hold millions for Tampa Bay area
  • Feck touts history of service
  • Voters get Libertarian choice
  • Justice focuses on education
  • The man we may yet call Mr. Mayor

  • Pinellas headlines
  • Ready to dream of mass transit
  • Residents sue over automatic door closer
  • Tall ships come in this morning
  • Rockets' red glare could lead to hospital visit
  • Ex-officers plan to sue over sex allegations
  • $500 fine is upheld for filing late report
  • Manager arrested in cell phone scam
  • Phonics gets new life in kids program
  • Tarpon leaders okay water, sewer hikes
  • Plan for Safety Harbor a tall order
  • Robber strikes SunTrust Bank on Wednesday
  • USA League squads are closer to national

  • Letters
  • Noise from construction is part of city life; quit whining

  • News of Florida
  • Ethics complaint to Senate names Graham
  • Federal scrutiny of law could let felons vote
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