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January 12, 2003
Fighting crime, 1 paper at a time
[Times photo: John Pendygraft]
For 10 years, a man has created a free newspaper in his garage to help find lost kids and thousands of criminals.
Mary Jo Melone: Free speech takes a hit in our nation's newsrooms
Bill Cotterell is back at work at the Tallahassee Democrat.

Top stories
Commander of MacDill transfers to Pentagon post
Brig. Gen. Wayne Hodges turns over command of the base to Col. David Synder.

Story of 2 sinkholes: money pit and money pot
One family got a settlement and new home. Another could lose everything. It's the business of sinkhole homes.

Court revives 'Perfect Storm' lawsuit
Two fishermen's families allege the men were cast in a negative light. The lawsuit seeks part of the movie's profits.

Metro week in review: Hot market in Pasco prompts land save effort
NEW PORT RICHEY -- Here's a test for optimists and pessimists: Is Pasco County half full of rampant and random development and strip malls, or is it half empty, with environmentally sensitive land worth saving while there is still time?

Ernest Hooper: Stadium flyover, tailgate and bowl productions
Nearly 30 years ago, Jeff Cathey was a 240-pound defensive tackle on the last football team to dress in the University of Tampa's red and gold.

South Pinellas headlines
  • Indian mascot debate resurfaces
  • Retired from NFL trenches, he's poised for stage
  • MLK aide: It's time for street to shed 'Ninth'
  • Madeira attracts multiple candidates
  • Drive leads to property referendum March 11
  • Ex-mayor's prized umbrella gone since council meeting
  • Pinellas Park hires lobbyist at $50,000
  • Photo op
  • In marriage of entities, parking is a concern
  • New owner to update Plaza shops and tower
  • First Night forever a wash?
  • Chamber names Citizen of the Year
  • Crescent Lake to take temperature on lawsuit
  • Forums focus on minorities in schools
  • On the town: Partying along on the bus to UF
  • Dr. Delay: Dr. Delay: This Club could make downtown safer for cars
  • Officers win award, one for the 2nd time
  • Park will reopen today in Gulfport
  • Fired city worker finds key support
  • Help plan city roads at meeting
  • Flap frees plots for little parks
  • St. Petersburg High inducts 3 into Sports Hall of Fame
  • Midtown 'wealth building' to foster love of tax returns
  • Treasure Island meeting to discuss building heights
  • Building services go to county
  • Turners team gets jump on gymnastics season
  • Eckerd men send opponents a message
  • Letters: Respect the past, even sidewalks

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Northwest fire station faces delays
  • Planners ask: Has light rail's time come?
  • Cove Cay incentives violate law, county says
  • Swooning over a classic beauty in metal and chrome
  • Federal Judge Jerry Parker dies
  • Should Palm Harbor be a city?
  • Headlines through the years

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Fighting crime, 1 paper at a time
  • A girl's unselfish wish fulfilled
  • Full-on fanaticism
  • Zoning: 'Village' facing uphill battle
  • Keystone: Project reviving languishing lakes
  • New Tampa: Concerns mount about one area of Tampa Palms
  • Keystone: Appeals board asks judge to clarify stand on school
  • Carrollwood: Pure harmony
  • Neighborhood Notebook: Krispy Kreme to sprout in New Tampa this spring
  • Lutz: Property's utility plan draws opposition
  • Prep Notebook: Several area football teams do the district switcheroo
  • Open & Shut
  • Ernest Hooper: Stadium flyover, tailgate and bowl productions

  • News of Florida
  • New prisons chief from the ranks
  • Impressions of intrigue
  • FedEx crew can't help solve Tallahassee crash
  • State panel drops complaint against ex-judge
  • Around the state: Zephyrhills brush fire does minimal damage
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