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December 1, 2002
Q&A: Michael Pheneger
[Times photo: Thomas M. Goethe]
Michael Pheneger, treasurer of the ACLU in Florida, weighs in on Iraq and how he helped steal Manuel Noriega's pants.
Mary Jo Melone: Iorio could be antidote to Tampa's old boy network
In all my years of writing this column, I've never urged anybody to run for office.

Top stories
Minorities lag in school choice
Fewer minority and poor students are filling out required school choice paperwork. Yet they're the ones who could most benefit from the program.

Crane migration charms crowd
For the second year, whooping cranes follow aircraft from Wisconsin to Florida, and four veteran birds return unaided.

Sweating to improve
TAMPA -- Lena Vera was not happy when she walked into Robles Elementary School just before the school year began.

A path of abuse crosses church lines
Brothers, both former altar boys, say they were shared by Catholic and Episcopal priests and an Episcopal seminarian.

Girl loses 3 fingers after accident on mall escalator
ST. PETERSBURG -- A girl who caught her hand in an escalator while shopping with her mother and two other children Friday lost three fingers on her left hand.

6 schools targeted for application drive
There's been a change of plans.

South Pinellas headlines
  • Tough enough
  • Guests at rec center will have to pay up
  • Trouble at the tower
  • A pipe dream realized
  • Indian site may get landmark status
  • Gulfport soon may add new neighborhood
  • City fills commission vacancy -- or does it?
  • A more modest proposal
  • Optical store eyes vacant lot on Fourth
  • Motions filed for inmate on death row
  • That coffee mug gift for teacher? Forget it
  • Murder-suicide ends long union
  • Dr. Delay: Road signs don't tell the truth all the time
  • Despite their research, daughter is passed over
  • Christians reminded of season's meaning
  • City grant is a windfall for young association
  • Voters may get a say on use of property
  • Former resident remembers boyhood at 12 Lincoln Court
  • Youth football conferences crown champions
  • Titans focus on preparing for league games
  • Letters: So tennis attracts the 'right' crowd?

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Up but not over
  • Cities work on police mutual aid pact
  • Library lobbyist may get second chance
  • Victim's past sheds little light on killer
  • Headlines through the years

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • 'I just do it because it's me'
  • Pair choose hands-on giving
  • Sports shrink
  • Lutz teams toppled at the top
  • Shops blossom on Bruce B. Downs
  • Week in Review
  • Slate firms up for March City Council election
  • Spat with builders stalls fire station
  • Ride & Run with Stars on Saturday
  • Lutz snags 2 crowns at Cheeroffs
  • One woman's mission: caring for stray cats
  • Crafty entrepreneurs
  • 37 homes, new lake to replace old tree farm
  • Northdale having annual Holiday Light Festival
  • Sports digest

  • News of Florida
  • Choking the Glades
  • Q&A: Michael Pheneger
  • Fear and knowing in Immokalee
  • Car, body found in golf course pond
  • Workers disinfect virus-laden Disney cruise ship -- again
  • Spacewalker frees stalled railcar
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