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September 21, 2002

Tampa Bay: September 21, 2002 North Pinellas County news
Brawl erupts at Clearwater High
A group of trespassing Dunedin High teenagers started the melee, say police, who arrested up to 10 students.

Season has Dunedin workers on the move
This time, four employees are shifted to new rooms in the city's temporary digs at a senior center to make way for snowbirds.

Thomas pledges $100,000 for library
LARGO -- Former Clearwater Commissioner Fred Thomas this week emerged as Largo's most generous library supporter by donating $100,000 to the city's building fund.

Molestation case declared a mistrial
A lone juror wanted to acquit registered sex offender James Whittey, accused of molesting a 12-year-old. A new trial in the case is expected.

Elderly man robbed in home invasion
An 81-year-old man is unloading his car when two robbers -- a man and a woman in masks -- confront him in his mobile home. They bind him with duct tape and steal his car, phone and cash.

Summit looks at Pinellas gridlock
Leaders talk of options for fixing transportation in Florida's most densely populated county when money is tight.

Pickup fleeing on U.S. 19 strikes 6
The truck's driver is held after deputies say he stole a trailer and fled 3 miles, sideswiping a sheriff's cruiser and three cars and rear-ending two other cars.

City adopts budget, higher tax
CLEARWATER -- City commissioners on Thursday approved a $323-million spending plan for next year.

Short-course swimmers enjoy Sweet beginning
The Dunedin Aquatic Club team opened the short-course swim season with its sixth annual Sweet September Meet.

GriefShare group helps life go on
Even those who consider themselves strong may need help after the death of a loved one, maybe long after others have moved on.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Now that's rasslin'
  • St. Petersburg cops strap on more powerful guns
  • One call ends 15-month pursuit
  • Man guilty of Hyde Park slaying

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • St. Petersburg cops strap on more powerful guns

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Design may lose poles
  • 'Freedom is not free'
  • A closer look: one Hillsborough church
  • Civic group wages war on drugs

  • Sandra Thompson
  • How much bad news can anyone withstand?

  • News of Florida
  • Alex Sink releases her tax returns
  • No terror, no bombs -- they even paid tolls
  • Sales tax item is off ballot
  • Suspect: I helped steal moon rocks
  • Deal ends suit alleging anti-Hispanic bias at INS
  • Dangerous spider appears in Florida
  • Around the state

  • Steve Bousquet
  • Democrats must look for pay dirt in Palatka
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