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August 20, 2002
Mother dies after pushing her baby out of car's way
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[Times photo: Ken Helle]
The 7-month-old child is unharmed and in a relative's care after the fatal accident.

Mary Jo Melone

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.

Top stories
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
  • Teenager on way to school finds relative shot to death

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Boot camp for dads boots 2 women
  • Water, water everywhere but well fields
  • Driver fined, loses license in fatal crash
  • Buying land may help cure many ills
  • City prepares for another growth spurt
  • Merchant at flea market arrested
  • Sunshine weathers the storm
  • Focused on special students

  • 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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