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August 20, 2002

Tampa Bay: August 20, 2002
Focused on special students
[Times photo: Dirk Shadd]
Those at Nina Harris Exceptional Student Education Center measure progress in small but important steps.

North Pinellas County news

Boot camp for dads boots 2 women
Two female journalists covering a seminar for new dads are forced to leave. Male journalists were allowed to stay.

Water, water everywhere but well fields
Retention ponds and swamps are filling up as summer rains thrash North Pinellas. But overworked well fields in the area are still low, officials say.

Driver fined, loses license in fatal crash
A mother of two was killed in the accident at an intersection. The 70-year-old man must pay $1,000.

Buying land may help cure many ills
Purchasing the 4.2 acres could close a gap in Clearwater's fire rescue service, provide storage for a cleanup project, supply an area for a park and lead to one less junkyard.

City prepares for another growth spurt
Just one annexation case city officials will consider today would add 46 acres, land valued at $15.3-million.

Merchant at flea market arrested
A sting leads authorities to an Oldsmar Flea Market booth, where stolen and marked merchandise from Target is found.

Sunshine weathers the storm
Sunshine Speedway, a track widely known for its temerity in the presence of opposition, held true to its reputation Saturday.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Mother dies after pushing her baby out of car's way
  • Fans won't be searched at stadium
  • Krewe pioneer turns mentor; 'Playboy' a plus
  • Parents protest grading change
  • Reno takes her campaign to the pivotal I-4 corridor
  • Persistence puts Grand Prix on St. Petersburg streets
  • Shaq's snub leaves a mess
  • Cost of school choice mounts
  • USF names dean for public health
  • Al-Najjar bids family farewell at prison
  • Ex-official: Al-Arian had roots in jihad

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Teenager on way to school finds relative shot to death

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Critics: Museum design a good fit?
  • Driver hurt, passenger dies

  • News of Florida
  • GOP turns tough ad on McBride
  • 10 years ago, her angry plea got hurricane aid moving
  • Man held in plane incident faces hearing
  • Migrant workers: Permanent housing one of few blessings
  • Bryan Norcross: Weatherman catapulted into spotlight
  • Spring Training Park: Stadium sees rebirth as movie set
  • Marjorie Barber: Gun-toting camper still loyal to mobile home park
  • Storm Refugees: Change of scenery for many
  • Homestead Air Force Base: Mainstay of the economy wiped out
  • Around the State
  • Suit accuses officials of harassing women
  • Ringleader tells how prizes were stolen
  • Bush adds three to DCF advisory panel
  • Cities call workers comp law unconstitutional
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