February 9, 2003
A tainted bay, but no fines yet
A little over two weeks ago, Rudolph Holton walked away from
death row. This is why he spent 16 years there: Tampa police never pursued
a suspect accused of raping the murder victim. A jailhouse snitch said Holton
confessed, though later he said he made it up to get a break in his own case.
The prosecutor told the jury a hair found on the victim was Holton's, but
he couldn't prove it. The judge refused to wait for a key defense witness.
To set Holton free, it would take a lawyer who was too young and too reckless
to know what she was up against.
A DEP agreement allows oil companies suspected of violations more than a year to prove their innocence.
Many flavors, one big party
In Ybor City, thousands enjoy the diverse sounds and tastes of Fiesta Day. And there's enough paella for everyone.
8,500 kids left with little choice
Their parents didn't fill out school choice paperwork, so the district will decide which schools they attend.
Political junkie: Sanchez calls on a famous friend
Mayoral candidate Bob Buckhorn can boast about the city police union endorsement, and Pam Iorio can tout her backing by the Sierra Club. But can they top Jimmy Buffett?
Metro Week in Review: Horse patrol is put out to pasture
CRYSTAL RIVER -- Police Chief Jim Farley will have two of his officers auctioned or donated to cut expenses.
7 accused of using inmates' IDs to steal
TAMPA -- Seven people were indicted Friday on charges that they used federal court records to steal prisoners' identities then used their credit cards and bank accounts to steal more than $1.7-million in goods and services.
Obituary: In vitro pioneer Landrum Shettles
The native of Pontotoc, Miss., co-wrote the million-selling book "Your Baby's Sex: Now You Can Choose" in 1970.
South Pinellas headlines
Pinellas Park city manager recovering
Unionizing move fans political fires
Church-pastor rift widens, worsens
Fire station structure not up to hurricane code
School applauds its star, a teacher full of inspiration
A star, sitting by the dock of the Pier through February
Plan for restaurant at park sparks dispute
Visiting veterans: Umpire's best call
Neighborhood notebook: March sends a clear message to drug dealers
Carlton Towers may go condos
Working: A day on the job
Business in brief: Chiropractor named to national association
Goodbye to a landmark: Dew drops in 2 weeks
Dr. Delay: Help on way for those Bayside Bridge bound
Questions and answers
Kids help fight 'the disease of the wind'
Environmental board okays church expansion
Minority student issues on agenda
3 leaders fault mayor for words to worker
Have Midtown ideas? Let's hear them
Youth sports: Raiders' hard work impacts new league
Sports: Tritons are counting on pitchers to deliver
Association honors Tampa's Boje
Business headlines: Retirement center set for facelift
Right or wrong not always clear-cut
North Pinellas headlines
Shuttle Disaster: Memories, capsule honor crew of shuttle
Still waiting for justice
Cities balk at county traffic signal plan
'I was too young for breast cancer'
Life slowly returns to normal for teen
Destructive politics plague Largo government
Struggle during arrest ends in man's death
Officials identify man killed by tow truck
Teen dies when van hits car
News of Florida
Missing boy found; mother is arrested
Appellate court calls castration sentence illegal
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