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October 24, 2002
He prefers dresses, but his principal says no
[Times photo: Toni L. Sandys]
TAMPA -- On Saturday, 17-year-old Antonio "Loloe" Williams wrapped himself in a white Cinderella-style dress, slid into see-through stilettos, topped it off with a rhinestone tiara and headed to the Middleton High School homecoming dance.
Mary Jo Melone
Recovery from illness' highs, lows -- and jail
The smell of disinfectant and the constant dull clang of the barred doors that lead from corridor to corridor of the Pinellas County Jail are a creepy, inescapable combination. Kathleen Mahoney has been here since the spring.

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Hinesley's plans evoke relief, disgust
LARGO -- Pinellas school superintendent Howard Hinesley's abrupt announcement that he will retire when his contract expires at the end of 2004 triggered distinct reactions Wednesday.

Glory days
He spent nine seasons in the big leagues and still holds the major league record for saves in a season. But these days, Bobby Thigpen's athletic exploits take place on a softball field in St. Petersburg.

Diversity referendum debated
The push for single-member districts to help elect a black School Board member gets a hearing.

Peer into Pinellas Precinct's crystal ball
Precinct 610 in Clearwater generally votes as the state does. So which way are they leaning on the governor's race?

Critic presses issue of Greco trip to Cuba
Ralph Fernandez would ban such trips and inject the issue into the governor's race.

Brazilian seamen still stranded
Despite hopes that repairs would be made this week, 21 Brazilian seamen remain stranded on a disabled freighter anchored 16 miles from the Sunshine Skyway bridge.

U.S. attorneys argue to lower Aisenbergs' fees
TAMPA -- The hearing into how much the government should pay in legal fees to Steve and Marlene Aisenberg continued in federal court Wednesday with the federal prosecutors completing their arguments.

South Pinellas headlines
  • Ex-banker accused of stealing $495,000
  • Science prize: Secret Service

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Clearwater to assess firefighting procedures
  • A new downtown may soon emerge
  • Dumpster duty: Bringing art to alleys
  • Wider CR 1 to ease traffic pressure
  • History museum audit reveals no problems
  • Police still mum on dead man's ID
  • Deputy cleared in fatal shooting
  • War veterans can get high school diplomas

  • Editorial
  • Leader speaks up for hard-working people

  • Letters
  • Tarpon survey on services could be done more cheaply

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Golfing may be in port's future
  • Scout leader arrested
  • Tampa man convicted of molesting neighbor

  • News of Florida
  • Tax cuts merit a mere whisper
  • Activist running without a party
  • Around the state
  • Columba Bush says daughter sparked advocacy
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