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October 30, 2002
Paying extra for Spanish class
[Times photo: james Borchuck]
Parents are going all out to get their kids to learn the language, paying the schools and private tutors to teach it.
Top stories
Patient dies in robot-aided surgery
Such robots are considered a major surgical breakthrough, but something went wrong.

Inquiry snagged sheriff's official
Maj. Rene "Rocky" Rodriguez's investments in a questionable venture led to a federal "goose chase," his lawyer says.

City's reach northward upsets county accord
Just two weeks ago, Pinellas County commissioners and St. Petersburg City Council members gathered and declared a "new day" of cooperation between the two governments.

Briefly nation's oldest, Mary L. Parr dies at 113
ST. PETERSBURG -- As a young woman, Mary L. Parr wanted to go away to college, following in the footsteps of a sister. Her parents said no. They wanted her to study closer to home.

Challenger's business practices come under criticism
ST. PETERSBURG -- The Republican candidate for state House District 55 is facing accusations that he failed to pay employees of his temporary staffing agency who were hired to conduct an important state health survey.

Wounded boy's condition still critical
TAMPA -- A 3-year-old boy who accidentally shot himself in the neck Monday remained in critical condition Tuesday night at Tampa General Hospital.

District may reshape staff
The ranks of Hillsborough schools' top administrators may be reorganized.

South Pinellas headlines
  • Public meeting to address muck
  • Aggressive annexation drive sees results
  • Progressive journey
  • Female officer's sex bias lawsuit denied
  • Makeover doesn't satisfy all
  • 5 make cut for St. Pete Beach police chief
  • Boys & Girls Clubs big winner in casino cruise
  • Strange phenomena spook some old homes' residents
  • Jewish in a Christian world: Scholar's talks draw crowds
  • A fundamental need
  • Detention officer's compassion praised
  • Military news
  • Unsung chauffeurs honored
  • A Day on the Job: April Magnan, vet tech
  • Area to lose lone black Presbyterian pastor
  • Fire union works to oust fire district incumbents
  • Marching band will help a church get in the spirit
  • Clerk's pay pops as revolving door stops
  • Local leaders in sport receive honors
  • More people testing their endurance in triathlons
  • Gamache, Enduros enjoy the spotlight
  • Business headlines

  • Editorial
  • Talk alone won't end housing bias

  • Letters
  • Treasure Islanders, just say 'no' to referendum

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Beach parking project stalls at gate
  • Aging YMCA to be rebuilt
  • 'You will be in our hearts forever'
  • County lets cities expand redevelopment
  • Worker injured by fallen machine
  • Commission says no to Tarpon Springs
  • Civic group out to get him, candidate says
  • Fake sunglasses charges reduced

  • Editorial
  • Oldsmar voters need to do the right thing again

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Nephew acquitted of man's slaying
  • Fliers get cannabis activist arrested

  • Ernest Hooper
  • 'Call' from Alex Sink; guide for electorate

  • News of Florida
  • Mailing touts Bush to Jewish voters
  • Haitians dash for freedom
  • The Firm: Do the ties bind McBride?
  • McCain lauds 1 Bush, raps other
  • Man on a mission, but going it alone
  • Nursing homes get official visit
  • GOP friend endorses Butterworth
  • Gun owner testifies at civil trial
  • University chiefs pan governing measure
  • Rulings undermine case against ex-tech chief
  • Bronson supported by party of his rival
  • Crist attack ad draws an angry reply from Dyer
  • Panel says pig proposal backers broke election law

  • Howard Troxler
  • As you vote, remember Legislature's greatest hits
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