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August 10, 2002
A hotel reborn, a city revived
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[Times photo: Kevin German]
For St. Petersburg's hub, the renovation of the Vinoy 10 years ago was the catalyst for a revival of 1920s splendor.

Top stories
Judge: Priest can't keep talks secret
The ruling focuses on the Rev. Robert Schaeufele's discussions with church officials after he was accused of abuse.

Pinellas deal with official collapses
The county administrator fires Rick Dodge after an agreement to lend him to St. Petersburg College falls apart.

Mom to let baby found in trash be adopted
ST. PETERSBURG -- The woman accused of throwing her newborn girl into a city trash bin told authorities Thursday she intends to let the child be placed for adoption.

Black School Board candidates pose tough choices
Three black candidates offer a chance at historic change. But will two facing each another split the vote?

Two MacDill laptops recovered
A military man confesses that he removed the computers. An Air Force spokesman says espionage is not suspected.

Attorney advises tough line on special school permits
Pinellas County School Board attorney John Bowen has advised board members that they should not reinstate 26 special attendance permits for district employees who want their kids to attend school near or where they work.

Winery recalls all its products
DUNEDIN -- The Tampa Bay Winery, a fledging winery that opened last month, announced Friday that it is recalling every bottle of wine it has sold because the bottles may have been exposed to airborne mold spores.

Judge's order to DCF overturned
Circuit Judge Frank Quesada tried to move children out of detention and into treatment programs. That went too far, an appeals court says Friday.

Making a sound investment
TAMPA -- When Charles Strickland first floated the idea of buying a grand piano and asking musicians to come play it at the J.L. Young Public Housing Apartments, more than one person thought he was out of his mind.


South Pinellas headlines
  • Helicopter crew sees body floating in lake

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Historic house gets a lift as it moves to Pinellas Park
  • Mothers rally by nursing infants
  • Chief: Delays hampered fire fight
  • Task force readies search for new museum director
  • A bold step to secure the future
  • Christians again drawn into Mideast quagmire
  • Pinellas Digest

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Centers bridge classes, training
  • State attorney: Station's airing of suicide legal
  • Police give neighborhood intensive anticrime care
  • A closer look: one Hillsborough church

  • Sandra Thompson
  • Greco finds life peachy with Iraq's teddy bear

  • Bill Varian and David Karp
  • Political Junkie: Candidate home during forum; his cardboard likeness shows up

  • News of Florida
  • State raises alert on West Nile virus
  • Judge permits more school vouchers
  • Reno holds off on using party funds in primary
  • Circuit judge blocks state from cutting diseased citrus trees

  • Lucy Morgan
  • Smith saves Florida -- just this one time
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