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March 13, 2003

Tampa Bay: March 13, 2003 Hillsborough County news
Tampa Uncuffed: E-mail assault hits sheriffs
It's no secret that lawyer Michael Trentalange -- the same guy who has his name in ads on every page of the phone book -- is thinking about running for Hillsborough County sheriff.

Commissioners pick sides in mayor race
TAMPA -- Hillsborough County Commissioner Tom Scott, an African-American pastor who represents central Tampa, threw his support Wednesday to former Elections Supervisor Pam Iorio's bid for mayor.

Girlfriend arrested in man's strangulation
TAMPA -- Hillsborough deputies on Wednesday charged a 32-year-old woman who they say strangled her boyfriend after an argument, put his body in a garbage bag and disposed of it in a shopping cart.

Library evacuated as sheriff's deputies inspect briefcase
CARROLLWOOD -- The Jimmie Keel Regional Library was evacuated Wednesday for nearly two hours while sheriff's deputies investigated a briefcase left in a reading room.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Teachers outraged by pay offered to Hinesley's assistant
  • Arts center pulls plug on protest dance
  • Bring war dead home, bill says
  • County settles ex-worker's bias suit
  • Old idea adds fuel to the race
  • Prosecutors: Don't reveal transcripts
  • Braces fix tin grins on adults
  • Mary Jo Melone: Cops aren't shrinks; jails aren't hospitals

  • Pinellas headlines
  • Pinellas Park school reports student assault
  • Obituary: Man whose home was burned in '96 disturbances dies
  • Missing kids featured on race cars
  • Hotel is target of police raid
  • Residents protest fields for soccer
  • Mayor accused of election quid pro quo
  • Jury: Woman's killer should die
  • New middle school reaches halfway mark
  • Plan to burn preserve may be all wet
  • Shoppers unaware as man robs store
  • Area standout continues run of strong races
  • Police reports: Bank branch on beach robbed by man in shorts
  • Letters: Yielding to billboard industry will hurt for decades

  • News of Florida
  • No-smoking bills head in different directions
  • Experts question Census data on same-sex couples
  • No-fault reform bill draws opposition from both sides
  • Former state tech chief acquitted of grand theft
  • Witness against Childers can testify, judge rules
  • Lawmakers may prescribe penmanship for doctors
  • Graham removes blockade on marshals, judge approvals
  • Senate leader is not buying into Bush budget proposal
  • Tribe's suspended chairman exerted pressure in letters
  • Legislature 2003: Sen. Les Miller in line for Senate minority leader
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