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July 2, 2002
Phone call shuts Skyway
[Times photo: Kevin German]
Bridge traffic is delayed an hour while officers check out the report of two suspicious men. They find nothing.

Top stories
Looking out for lifesavers
A new state law requires motorists to change lanes if possible and go 20 mph under the limit near flashing signals.

Ship fest brought out crowds, lines, grousing
The organizers want to do another maritime festival, but with more volunteers and better handling of crowds.

Campus threat was cry for help; ex-officer felt 'thrown away'
Before Sept. 11, before Columbine, there was Damian Hospital.

Wallabies die after trip in Ryder truck
In a lawsuit, the animals' owner says Lowry Park Zoo caused the wallabies to suffer a "horribly cruel and senseless death."

Dance studio pair arrested
Authorities charge the owner of Safety Harbor's Dance Studio and an associate with racketeering.

Turnout is light at choice centers
School officials aren't yet fielding a rush of questions on the school choice plan, but they know more will come.

Suit against Al-Arian filed again
TAMPA -- Controversial University of South Florida professor Sami Al-Arian is the second in command of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, one of the most violent terrorist groups in the world, according to a lawsuit refiled Monday by former federal prosecutor John Loftus.

Rev. Lyons asks for alimony from wife
He thinks she should take responsibility for part of the $6-million debt he was ordered to pay.

Teacher Edgar W. Hirshberg dies at 86
A charter faculty member at USF, he was an author and a mentor to aspiring writers.

Actor lucky he wasn't shot, report shows
Tapes of police radio transmissions illustrate tense moments before officers realize "armed kidnapping" is all an act.

South Pinellas headlines
  • Preying on the faithful

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Condo was considering sprinklers
  • Investigators search for clues
  • Only one challenger meets deadline
  • Two-city police sting nabs four johns
  • EPA cleanup lambasted by Tarpon resolution

  • Letters
  • Numbers illustrate need for new Largo library

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Funding cuts may let toxic site languish
  • Hero recalls propane blast
  • Fire heavily damages apartment building roof
  • Military news

  • News of Florida
  • Justice Department wants state House districts redrawn
  • McBride turns to Panhandle notable for boost
  • Pilots held at takeoff, accused of drinking
  • Harris has 4-legged foe
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