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September 12, 2002

Tampa Bay: September 12, 2002 Ernest Hooper
One day -- one long day -- at the polls
It was a day filled with frustrations, Mountain Dew, fun, pig's feet, voters and two extremely appropriate raspberries (and I don't mean the fruit). Most of all, working as a touch screen technician for the Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections Office at Precinct 753 in Plant City was a really long day.

Hillsborough County news
Woman dies day after she and dog were struck
TAMPA -- A south Tampa woman who was hit by a car while walking her dog Tuesday night died Wednesday from severe head injuries.

Unpopular as they might be, incumbents win
During the primary season, people readily complained about the commissioners, but at the polls, they voted for them.

Hyde Park Village gets nod for small grocery
But a parking lot at the Swann Avenue shopping center did not gain the approval of the architectural review board.

Tampa Bay headlines

Mary Jo Melone
  • Add 'south' to Florida election punchlines

  • Ernest Hooper
  • One day -- one long day -- at the polls
  • Some schools' racial ratios need adjusting
  • Bus driver puts two siblings off at wrong stop
  • Emotional service honors those who died selflessly
  • Elements of pride
  • Vote results put Hinesley on the spot
  • It's no cartoon 'Lion King'
  • Advisers smoothed voting in Pinellas
  • Echo of 9/11 empties airport
  • A day full of tributes, flags and questions
  • Prayer, fellowship pull many through agonizing anniversary
  • Tributes great and small
  • Elections chief calls vote good, not perfect
  • Boyfriend found in Miami, held in woman's death

  • Pinellas headlines
  • Adults organize to keep kids' birthdays happy
  • Police chief wants to keep morale poll off the record
  • Residents gather to heal, remember
  • Pizza Hut granted 2-week reprieve
  • In big and small ways, our community pays tribute
  • Woman is suspect in Clearwater robbery
  • Fiesta is on, but dancers in limbo

  • News of Florida
  • Criticized after first test, supervisor remains upbeat
  • Vote tips toward McBride
  • Votes missing; observers hissing
  • Rule deleting some election runoffs faces review
  • His years of experience unable to prevent fiasco
  • Dyer first among four for attorney general
  • Around the state
  • Escambia commissioner pleads no contest
  • Incumbents fare well in races for legislative seats
  • Incumbents fare well in races for legislative seats
  • Outcome of primaries influences GOP leader
  • Florida's few races among the keys to House's future
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