July 17, 2002
Once again, politicians are meddling busybodies
It is unfair for the government of Florida to try to thwart citizen petitions by making up its own "price tag" for what the idea would cost, and putting it on the ballot.
800 years from Russia with love
The Florida International Museum hopes a 2003 show will draw on the popularity of Treasures of the Czars.
Plant City manager quits as investigation continues
Phillip Waldron, citing health and family issues, steps down. He says it's not related to charges of police corruption.
Auto thefts drive up crime
Property crime for the city is up 11 percent this year, goosed by a 43 percent jump in car thefts.
Board backs $50-million Pepsi deal
TAMPA -- School Board members Tuesday night authorized administrators to finish negotiating a $50-million contract with Pepsi that would give the soft-drink giant exclusive access to Hillsborough schoolchildren.
Schools face racial dilemma
Two schools have too many black students, so officials are revoking most special attendance permits, even for teachers' children.
Priest sought in child sexual abuse
The alleged abuse by the former Catholic priest began in the late 1970s on a girl of 8 through her teen years. Police think he's in his native Philippines.
Owed money from two festivals and feeling heat from another, St. Petersburg looks to protect its interests.
Criticized landlord faces foreclosure
Steven Green is in danger of losing his $1.7-million mansion. A bank says he missed mortgage payments.
A century of cool
"Don't sweat it" became words to live by after Willis Carrier invented his modern lifesaver 100 years ago today.
Paper cup innovator dies at 83
John O'Keefe Mullen's son says he was a man who prized facts and precision and who loved the sea.
Private bus service approved
Protests don't stop the School Board from choosing a company to transport South County Career Center students.
TV compromise not enough for Storms
As a public access settlement advances, the commissioner continues to lob in complaints.
Family sues city in cancer death
It blames the retiree's work at a St. Petersburg treatment plant. The city wants the lawsuit tossed.
Dr. Everett Emerson, scholar, dies at 77
Dr. Emerson specialized in studies of Henry James, Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain.
Affair of fire official, officer studied
Officials say they had sex in department headquarters. He's suspended; she resigns.
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