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January 9, 2003
Separate fires scar families
[Times photo: Ken Helle]
Teenager dies:
A blaze quickly swallows a Wimauma mobile home, killing a 16-year-old boy and leaving a foot of ash on the floor.
Apartments ravaged:
Child's play leads to grim reality as Tampa tenants lose their homes. Damage estimate: $500,000.
Mary Jo Melone: Candidate is running, but not only for mayor
Don Ardell does not suffer from a diminished ego.

Top stories
Victims of priest abuse find a calming ally
The counselor makes no apologies for the coverups of Catholic officials. Her duty is to help people heal.

Officials worry amphitheater will hurt Times Forum
Hillsborough officials fear the facility would hurt the taxpayer-supported, cash-strapped St. Pete Times Forum.

Radical move, man
Some churches welcome skateboarders who otherwise might have no use for religion. But some kids say they come to skate, not for the faith.

Gasparilla seat shift doesn't sit well with some
At least one long-time parade attendee thinks organizers are missing the mark by relocating spectators.

Around the state: 95 manatees were killed by boats in 2002, a record
ST. PETERSBURG -- More manatees were killed by boats in 2002 than in any previous year, scientists at the Florida Marine Research Institute announced Wednesday.

South Pinellas headlines
  • Radical move, man

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Fire investigation challenged
  • Proposal for stadium riles North Greenwood
  • Project's power struggle resolved
  • 'X' marks the spot for string of robberies
  • Florida teachers rack up some stellar credentials
  • Fence-climbing story raises doubt at airport
  • Hospital reaches for a comfy bedroom feel
  • Pet seller faces cruelty charges for sick pups
  • Oldsmar leader has had enough
  • Helen Ellis seeks first new leader in 23 years
  • Bayshore residents told to boil drinking water
  • Audit finds real estate oversight is lacking
  • 3 accused of shooting paintballs at cruisers
  • Some government telephones go out of service
  • Sunken Gardens copying an original
  • Letters: Shephard's can't control what goes on off premises

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Owner finds horse shot in pasture
  • Two sets of human remains found
  • Crusader appears again to get ban on strip clubs
  • Suspect in slaying dies of heart attack
  • Christopher Goffard, Tamara Lush: Do the crime, get a tongue-lashing

  • News of Florida
  • Brogan to seek FAU presidency
  • Are island monoliths ancient or fake?
  • Bill: Death sentence should be up to jury
  • Meek advises Bush how to shrink classes
  • Ex-tribal chief says he will keep returning until reinstated
  • 3-month sentence for DUI angers family of 2 victims
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