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September 9, 2002
Messenger of protection
[Times photo: John Pendygraft]
Tarcila Pimentel works to save women in the migrant farm worker community from abuse. "These are my people," she says.

Top stories
Casino cruise ship vanishes in Tarpon Springs
After what police think was a repossession of the Stardancer Casino Cruise ship, a gambling trip is canceled Sunday night.

Motorcyclist killed on I-275 after smashing into vehicle
TAMPA -- A 33-year-old motorcyclist died Saturday in a three-vehicle accident on Interstate 275, forcing authorities to close the highway for about four hours.

Tampa man accused of theft of 13 Florida investors' funds
TAMPA -- The former owner of a financial services company is facing criminal charges after being accused of bilking investors out of more than $1-million and using the money for his personal use, state law enforcement officials said.

South Pinellas headlines
  • Mother faces charge in son's bathtub drowning
  • Man dies in jump from Skyway bridge

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Barricaded in burning home, man dies
  • D-day's here for touch screen
  • New name broadens scope of museum

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • 2 arrested in robbery rampage

  • News of Florida
  • Styles define governor's race
  • Boater steers rights group
  • Fired fundraiser gives Graham campaign fits
  • Close election will test Florida
  • 183 DCF workers have criminal past
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