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October 31, 2002
That haunted feeling
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[Times photo: Stefanie Boyar]
Why do some places around here seem to send a shiver up your spine?

Hunt for haunts
A skeptic inspects a few spooky sites in the bay area to pick apart tales and shed light on bumps in the night. But still, you may feel a little shiver up your spine if you visit them.
Mary Jo Melone
A pioneer of Kahlo's durability perseveres
To do what Angelica Diaz has done, you have to be nervy and unafraid. Most of all, you have to be a dreamer.

Top stories
Robotic surgery called a godsend
A bay area patient has died in such surgery, but the FDA says there is no indication it's riskier than standard procedures.

Vendor says Brown-Waite sought work for husband
The Republican candidate for the 5th Congressional District denies the claims and calls them "smear tactics" by the campaign of her opponent, U.S. Rep. Karen Thurman.

GOP checks ships as convention site
Republican National Committee officials get a look at Tampa's plan to use ships as hotels if the city lands the convention.

Schlock pays for actor who draws crowd
TAMPA -- Sometimes it pays to be second class. Just ask Bruce Campbell.

Boy who shot himself with father's gun clings to life
TAMPA -- A 3-year-old boy who shot himself with his father's handgun remained in critical condition Wednesday at Tampa General Hospital.

Another Tampa Bay bridge?
Early reactions to a Tampa resident's alternative to the Gandy Connector: "Twilight zone." "Way out in left field."

More graduate, fewer drop out in '02
State statistics show improvements at both ends, while the results are mixed in bay area school districts.

MacDill computer thefts may have gone unnoticed
TAMPA -- Some of the computers stolen during the summer from the military center coordinating the war in Afghanistan might have been gone almost two months before anyone noticed, the Air Force said.

No, it's not Girl Scout cookie time; beware
The call came in to the headquarters of the Girl Scouts of Suncoast Council late Monday afternoon. The woman on the phone, a former Girl Scout, said she had been approached by a woman who tried to sell her Girl Scout cookies in front of an Albertson's grocery store in Hudson. The woman at the store had no cookies but was accepting money.


South Pinellas headlines
  • St. Petersburg police union wants study of turnover

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Woman says smooth talker duped her out of life savings
  • Pinellas favors fireworks crackdown
  • Sex crime disturbs peace
  • Parents look for safer Halloween
  • Newcomers face Palm Harbor fire board pair
  • 2 old foes face a rematch for fire commission
  • Sheriff's Office to fight lawsuit
  • Area leaders receive honors

  • Letters
  • Education can improve fair housing

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Crash kills pregnant teenager
  • Two men shot in home invasion
  • Is there a doctor in the courthouse? Yes, the trial judge decides

  • News of Florida
  • Clinton to join race's final push
  • Much of the business of state government has gone private
  • Democrat confronts Bush: Set Haitians free
  • Flyer's voting guides misstate chamber's amendment stands
  • FBI checks on call to top Democrat
  • Advice to state: Play bigger role in elections
  • Corrupt-cop case goes to jury
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