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September 11, 2002

Tampa Bay: September 11, 2002 Election results
Smooth vote has Iorio gleeful
Only a few minor problems develop with new voting equipment as it is inaugurated in Hillsborough.

4 commissioners hold leads
Jim Norman, Pat Frank and Chris Hart all cruise toward wins.

Storms with big lead over Waldron
TAMPA -- It looked early Wednesday as though Hillsborough County's most outspoken commissioner will return to the board for another two years.

Forthright Storms fends off challenger
Outspoken incumbent Ronda Storms held an apparently solid lead over challenger Arlene Waldron in the Hillsborough County Commission District 4 race late Tuesday. Waldron attacked Storms' leadership, saying her sometimes controversial comments polarized people.

House races finish: some nasty, close
CARROLLWOOD -- Northdale lawyer Kevin Ambler and Forest Hills marketing executive Jill Collins were running neck and neck Tuesday night in the Republican House 47 primary, a race that turned increasingly bitter toward the end of the campaign.

Culp eases ahead in State House District 57 race
TAMPA -- Faye Culp took a big step toward a political comeback Tuesday, easing ahead of her two opponents in the Republican race for House District 57.

State House 47 primaries too close to call
CARROLLWOOD -- Northdale lawyer Kevin Ambler and Forest Hills marketing executive Jill Collins were running neck and neck early Wednesday in the Republican primary for the state House 47 seat.

Hillsborough judges fight off challengers; runoffs likely in other races
TAMPA -- The only two Hillsborough judges to draw opposition appeared headed toward easy victories early Wednesday..

Norman ahead of Easterling; Castor cruises
TAMPA -- After one of the season's most bitterly-fought campaigns, Hillsborough Commissioner Jim Norman appeared early Wednesday to have fended off fellow Republican board member Stacey Easterling.

Hillsborough County news
First resident speaks of hopes for housing
TAMPA -- Belmont Heights Estates, the mixed-income community that will replace two of Tampa's most infamous public housing projects, won't be ready for occupancy until late October, but it has one of its first residents.

Judge leaps to big lead; another in close contest
TAMPA -- The only two Hillsborough judges to draw opposition appeared in early results to be fighting off their challengers Tuesday.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Myriad rescue agencies trust their link won't fail
  • Bubba the Love Sponge's battery charge dropped
  • Incumbent Cobb and lawyer Allan hold their leads
  • Overall in Pinellas, precincts see few glitches and setbacks
  • Waters far ahead of 2 challengers
  • 2 face runoff; maybe more
  • INS rounds up 32 illegal aliens in Tampa Bay area
  • 2 School Board members lose
  • Close race appears over for Pasco-Pinellas circuit judgeship
  • Anderson takes Republican primary for state House District 45

  • Pinellas headlines
  • Seminole proposes invitations to annex
  • Music in the Park series starts Friday
  • Gulfport refines its hopes for 49th Street
  • Awards show leaves host city speechless
  • South Pasadena to defend its mural
  • Gulfport refines its hopes for 49th Street
  • Newfound fame good news for cemetery
  • Naval rank is restored years after petty theft
  • A Day on the Job: Building a business from coffee cups
  • Business news
  • Links chapter salutes 17 'everyday heroes'
  • Incumbent Farkas seizes commanding lead
  • Quiet old hotel speaks volumes of city history
  • Dandy debut, by George
  • 9/11 schedule of events
  • Military news
  • Bear's win vaults creator into 'teddy bear history'
  • Women set to make return in doubles
  • Sarasota races continue to be big attraction
  • King is on his game in CGA Match-Play

  • Letters
  • Who hasn't been abused at a fast food joint?
  • Man faces charge of mail theft
  • Funding for museum still up in the air
  • Seminole thinks mail could entice annexation
  • Board revisits library, hospice
  • Pedestrian killed on U.S. 19 in Tarpon
  • Music in the Park series starts Friday
  • Pinellas pushes GOP's Anderson toward a win
  • Police reports

  • Letters
  • Anniversary is time to forgive and be grateful

  • News of Florida
  • Police: Cocaine found in Noelle Bush's shoe
  • Crist wins GOP race for attorney general
  • Bungling the first big test
  • Two years later, system still broken
  • Another Florida election in doubt
  • Nelson edges out Barley, Michaud
  • Around the state: Harris nominated; gay rights repeal bid trails
  • Around the state
  • Castro surprises Pensacola group
  • Two arrested in hostage standoff
  • Priest in troubled diocese arrested on porn charge

  • Adam C. Smith
  • Bush ready to take on either Democrat in November
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