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December 30, 2002
As fans descend, the battles begin
[Times photo: Douglas Clifford]
Bands lead the way in friendly competition and lots of fun as Outback Bowl excitement builds.
Howard Troxler
2002, Part 2: Fish that fight back and other, assorted oddities

The Tampa Bay Area Year In Review, Part II:

Top stories
4 boaters never return
The boat and three bodies are found in the Gulf on Sunday. The search for the fourth is called off.

Catholic giving wavers slightly
The growing diocese was buffeted by a year of bad publicity and a sour economy.

Military news
Army Spc. Salvatore Versaggi graduated from the Ranger Training Course at the U.S. Army Ranger School, Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

South Pinellas headlines
  • Two-car accident seriously injures baby boy

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • A brush with the law becomes a blessing
  • She serves as an angel of mercy at time of need
  • Gift from past eases parents' grief
  • Aiming for space, history books
  • Some serious toys
  • Stage is set for Tarpon elections
  • Letters: If residents organize, they can stop developers

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Community's residents celebrate 40 years

  • News of Florida
  • Florida Democrats see mayor as savior
  • Review finds e-mail did not come from tourism agency
  • Report: Many on house arrest break rules or commit crimes
  • Bush family appears well after cruise
  • Bush tones down events for second inauguration
  • Ferry crash at Disney injures 8
  • Lotto jackpot rolls over
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