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October 23, 2002
Vulture shock
[Times photo: Ken Helle]
They're back! The birds of unsavory habit and menacing air. Some say they have a soft side.
Howard Troxler
And now, this breaking news report on something
No, as a matter of fact, I am NOT trying to be funny at a time like this.

Top stories
Hinesley to retire in 2004
Howard Hinesley surprises board members with the decision, which he said is aimed at giving the district plenty of time to search for a successor.

Foster family goes on offense
With the ACLU's backing, a Pasco couple sue their homeowners group, alleging its actions violate the federal Fair Housing Act.

Aisenbergs, lawyers asking for $7-million
TAMPA -- Neither side disputes that defense attorney Barry Cohen and his clients Steve and Marlene Aisenberg are entitled to some compensation from the federal government.

Ex-pro wrestler takes on Democratic commissioner
TAMPA -- As Brian Blair tells it, he was 7 years old when he found religion.

Pasco deputies foil truck hijacking
Two men steal a truck hauling $350,000 in cigarettes, shoot a trucker and kidnap another before their capture.

Campaign for governor in Pinellas: rookie vs. veteran
As chairwoman of Bill McBride's campaign for governor in Pinellas County, Larri Gerson is a well-organized, determined newcomer -- she's participating in her first campaign.

School Board okays new choice policies
Members vote 5-2 to approve rules on transportation, school capacity and other issues.

WEDU-TV to air interviews with Bush, McBride on Thursday
Tampa's main public TV station will be featuring a lot of politics in the coming weeks.

South Pinellas headlines
  • Pinellas Trail will go over 38th Avenue N
  • Energizing weekend has electrifying finale
  • Gays face Falwell, followers
  • Police chief search heads into homestretch
  • Desal proposal receives early public criticism
  • Treasure Island moves toward towering hotels
  • A Day on the Job
  • Rescinded permit clouds 8-year-old's future school
  • Teacher lets field trip go to the dogs
  • Constructing a program on math
  • Lealman association to elect 5 board members
  • Military News
  • Saks on catwalk draws admirers
  • Heritage Village jubilee is Saturday
  • Amateurs and pros turn out for benefit event
  • Business headlines

  • Letters
  • Annexation story merely told truth

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Debate sways housing critics
  • Animal cruelty can be a harbinger
  • Does Pinellas have right stuff for Job Corps?
  • Death of man found in car puzzles police
  • High-rise fire drill turns all too real
  • Report: Officers' response justified
  • Clearwater woman injured in car crash
  • Largo man files ethics complaint against mayor
  • Mexican immigrant walks, works for American dream
  • Jennings repeats as Master's champion

  • Editorial
  • A celebratory pop as traffic bottlenecks end

  • Letters
  • When does no mean no in Dimmitt land density question?

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Officials try to bury the hatchet
  • Political Junkie: Mayoral candidate misses TECO streetcar opening

  • Ernest Hooper
  • Joe Redner sets sights on office; Baby cakes

  • News of Florida
  • Challenge of embargo not a sure loss
  • Bush's poise holds off McBride's final charge
  • Candidates abandon cordiality
  • Leaving the bully pulpit
  • DCF workers still hospitalized after Palm Bay office cleared
  • Lee sheriff bans new hires who smoke
  • Around the state
  • McBride ad attempts to parry Bush attack
  • Class size measure's foes air TV ad
  • Author to speak on student testing
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