January 15, 2003
Our own local version of the O.J. Simpson case -- meaning that it is undignified, nearly out of control and taking way too long -- is the civil lawsuit pending against the Church of Scientology by the estate of Lisa McPherson.
Cigarmakers fight ban
A lawsuit says outlawing smoking in the workplace would hinder tests for quality and kill the industry.
Feds refuse to drop charges against student
However, INS officials in Tampa say they will revisit the case of a Mideast student at USF who might be deported.
U.S. agents seize Stardancer ships, slots, files
Several federal agencies swoop down on the gaming operator's assets in an inquiry into alleged embezzlement.
Security at TIA alarmed by fake bombs -- its own
TAMPA -- The ordinary-looking briefcase set off alarms when it went through an explosives detection machine at Tampa International Airport. It appeared to be packed with bombs.
Dodge, attorney's estate sue Lockheed Martin
TAMPA -- In what could be the story line from a legal thriller, two government workers say they discovered potential fraud by a huge company with a multimillion-dollar job training contract.
USF hires new vice president of research
TAMPA -- The University of South Florida has hired internationally recognized scientist M. Ian Phillips as its new vice president of research.
Tampa man dies in crash; Brooksville man injured
TAMPA -- A 45-year-old Tampa man was killed Monday evening when the car he was in slammed into a parked semitrailer truck north of Plant City, reports stated.
Streets becoming race-ready
ST. PETERSBURG -- Even though the inaugural Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is more than five weeks away, city and Grand Prix officials have already begun preparing the streets for the three-day event.
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