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August 9, 2002
Convention in president's hands
[Times photo: Bill Serne]
They munched on paella, drove past Nieman Marcus and admired the gulf view from the Don CeSar.

Fun, not funds, top topic as GOP tour ends
ST. PETE BEACH -- After they inspected their last luxury hotel and sampled their final piece of gourmet chocolate, the Republicans who toured Tampa Bay this week talked a lot about the area's nice hotels, easy roads and top-notch airport.

Howard Troxler

Ah, politics: where all things good are scorned
This is the level of our politics. I am in receipt of a protest from the Republican Party of Florida because I praised our new secretary of state -- a Republican -- for common sense and compromise.

Top stories
Synod called off over scandal
The yearlong series of meetings was to address the church's future. Now the focus is on the present.

Ex-Episcopal priest faces sex charges
The 73-year-old is arrested after his accuser, now an adult, confronts him while wearing a wire.

Embattled judge can go back to work
CLEARWATER -- Pinellas-Pasco Judge Charles Cope will return to the bench Monday after a nearly a year of paid leave.

McDonald's manager held in robbery of a McDonald's
A St. Petersburg man is arrested in Clearwater in connection with a Tampa stick-up. He's questioned about a string of similar robberies.

Woman accused of leaving baby in trash free on bail
Dozens of friends and relatives filled a courtroom in support of Stephanie Smith, who is accused of placing her newborn child in a plastic bag and leaving it in a trash bin.

Handful of area educators jump from the GOP
The public switch shows dissatisfaction with the governor and support for Bill McBride.

County rejects access for K-Bar development
Tampa is told not to plan on using Pasco roads for traffic from the proposed 1,599-home K-Bar Ranch project.

South Pinellas headlines
  • City lacks access to Whitted records

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Library honors its supporters
  • Demoted police officer joins suit against accuser
  • Sewer repair's price provokes debate
  • Another road work delay in the cards
  • 3-vehicle crash on U.S. 19 injures 3
  • Duplex proposal ruffles feathers
  • Dunedin fires City Hall contractor
  • New Dunedin Lanes owners get ball rolling
  • More bang for the buck
  • Police Report
  • Police report

  • Editorial
  • Applause for some folks who are truly deserving

  • Letters
  • Poor city services is the price we pay for rejecting all tax hikes

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • This time the mayor will make the meeting
  • Man convicted of strangling ex-girlfriend

  • North of Tampa
  • Eateries left behind by Publix
  • Designing with reverence
  • County looks askance at decision on nursery
  • Nelson's speed anchors Chamberlain
  • Family bristles at land buy plan
  • Sports briefs
  • Senior honored for volunteerism
  • Pete Azzarelli built business on high road
  • Scavenger hunt planners seek support
  • By mid-June, most crops simply run out of steam
  • Sale could sprout subdivision

  • City TImes
  • If cable covered the gate
  • Hot nights, Cool bars
  • 'Semper fidelis'
  • A lifetime on the pier
  • Village officials seek more flexibility
  • She lived a life of charity, modesty
  • A popular fountain is tapped for more hours
  • If only all of us had the cash
  • StillWater offers buyers estate homes, large lots
  • Smoke rooms: A hot idea
  • On the lighter side of art
  • Hands-on painting
  • Neighborly conference is chance to share ideas
  • Dentist to expand to South Tampa
  • Speed tables scoped out
  • Governor, judge, editor and clerk

  • News of Florida
  • Everglades murk may get worse
  • Lunch with Bush a GOP primer
  • Glitch misses drivers' offenses
  • Williams' executor deals blow to cremation hopes
  • Beach event canceled after media coverage
  • Miami-Dade agrees to settle lawsuit on 2000 election
  • Voters' duty critical, officials say
  • Lottery tickets could carry kidnap alerts
  • NLRB charges nursing home that alleged use of voodoo
  • McBride slams Bush record on education
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