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.
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
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
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
Talk alone won't end housing bias
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
Oldsmar voters need to do the right thing again
Nephew acquitted of man's slaying
Fliers get cannabis activist arrested
'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
As you vote, remember Legislature's greatest hits
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