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September 11, 2002
2 School Board members lose
[Times photo: Chris Zuppa]
Max Gessner is defeated, and Janice Starling fails to make runoff
Election results
Overall in Pinellas, precincts see few glitches and setbacks
Some poll workers had trouble turning on the voting machines, a few machines didn't work, and one precinct shut down for a short time.

Close race appears over for Pasco-Pinellas circuit judgeship
John Renke III appeared to have won a narrow victory Tuesday night over Declan Mansfield in the race for a Pasco-Pinellas circuit judgeship.

Anderson takes Republican primary for state House District 45
Relying on his Pinellas stronghold, Tom Anderson won the Republican primary for state House of Representatives District 45, which is nearly evenly divided in population among Pasco and Pinellas counties.

Waters far ahead of 2 challengers
Incumbent Leslie Waters was easily defeating two challengers Tuesday night in the Republican primary for state House District 51.

2 face runoff; maybe more
TAMPA -- Voters appeared ready to send two newcomers to a runoff and left an incumbent watching late returns Tuesday in two separate Hillsborough County School Board races.

Incumbent Cobb and lawyer Allan hold their leads
Jack St. Arnold and Linda Allan, two Pinellas civil attorneys, appeared headed to victory Tuesday night in the race for Pinellas-Pasco circuit judgeships.

Top stories
Myriad rescue agencies trust their link won't fail
After the first tower at the World Trade Center collapsed, police helicopter pilots keyed their radios and told everyone near the remaining tower to evacuate.

Bubba the Love Sponge's battery charge dropped
TAMPA -- Prosecutors have dropped a misdemeanor battery charge against radio personality Todd "Bubba the Love Sponge" Clem, who was accused of shoving a Lithia man against the wall at a southern Hillsborough racetrack on Oct. 16, 2001.

INS rounds up 32 illegal aliens in Tampa Bay area
The operation targeted dangerous felons. Some have already been deported.

South 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?

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • 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

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • First resident speaks of hopes for housing
  • Judge leaps to big lead; another in close contest
  • Smooth vote has Iorio gleeful
  • 4 commissioners hold leads
  • Storms with big lead over Waldron
  • Forthright Storms fends off challenger
  • House races finish: some nasty, close
  • Culp eases ahead in State House District 57 race
  • State House 47 primaries too close to call
  • Hillsborough judges fight off challengers; runoffs likely in other races
  • Norman ahead of Easterling; Castor cruises

  • 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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