August 20, 2002
Imprisoned unfairly in the land of the free
These are not good days for asking people to look at the bigger picture. Since Sept. 11, we have been shaped by the narrow lenses of our fears. We see enemies everywhere.
Fans won't be searched at stadium
The sports authority rejects patdowns and pocket searches, but the NFL may soon make frisking mandatory.
Krewe pioneer turns mentor; 'Playboy' a plus
Crowds at the 1992 Gasparilla parade got a glimpse of history when Ye Mystic Krewe's ship passed by.
Parents protest grading change
All honors classes in Pinellas will now add grade points. The change isn't retroactive, which makes some unhappy.
Reno takes her campaign to the pivotal I-4 corridor
The Democrat makes her pitch, without specifics, for health care, smaller class sizes, teacher pay, and fiscal responsibility.
Persistence puts Grand Prix on St. Petersburg streets
A motor sports marketer didn't accept repeated rejections. Thanks to his tenacity, St. Petersburg will host a big-league street race.
Shaq's snub leaves a mess
Plenty of fingers are pointing after the basketball star misses a charity appearance, but no one is sure who is to blame.
Cost of school choice mounts
LARGO -- Pinellas County's new choice program will cost at least $200-million for the first five years, the first price tag placed on the ambitious plan to let parents choose their children's schools in 2003.
USF names dean for public health
Laurence Branch is a research professor and lecturer for the school's Institute on Aging.
Al-Najjar bids family farewell at prison
The former USF instructor faces deportation this week.
Ex-official: Al-Arian had roots in jihad
TAMPA -- A former senior CIA counterterrorism official who has spoken in support of Sami Al-Arian said in a recent court deposition that the controversial University of South Florida professor helped create the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
South Pinellas headlines
North Pinellas headlines
News of Florida