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March 22, 2003

Tampa Bay: March 22, 2003
No water? People learned to make do
[Times photo: Jim Damaske]
In schools, hospitals, homes, restaurants and hotels, bottled water ruled the day as people tried to cope with contamination.
North Pinellas County news
Iraq: Waiting for a son's words
DUNEDIN -- The kids called Coll McCaffery "The Iceman."

Message of diversity, inspiration rings bell
A Renaissance Leadership conference imbues students with new skills and ideas.

Political gridlock on traffic unjams
With a bit of yielding on both sides, the county and cities resume work on coordinating traffic signals. The county envisions a central control center to synchronize the lights.

Seminole man gets 20 years for sex abuse
A 23-year-old Seminole man was sentenced to 20 years in jail for sexually abusing a boy he met through church activities.

Push for Wal-Mart supercenter fizzles
An RV park on Lake Tarpon in Palm Harbor will not, for now, hold a sprawling building and homes, thanks to critics who attack a "harebrained proposal."

Group asks city to maintain cemetery
The Rose Cemetery Association wants Tarpon Springs to support the private, historically black cemetery for five years. City officials don't commit, but they will consider it.

Several area gymnasts preparing for regionals
When the results of the Girls State Championships were complete, 12 area gymnasts had qualified for regional competition in Level 9 and five in Level 10.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Four seniors named winners of Times scholarships
  • Iraq: Unfurling the past to honor them
  • Iraq: Politics divide mother, daughter
  • Water Q&A
  • Engineers warned of weak pipe
  • Terror Indictments: Witnesses vouch for Al-Arian's character
  • Iraq: Assassinated leader's wife urges peace
  • Iraq: Surplus sales surge, but not to 9/11 heights
  • Iraq: Varied missions radiate from base
  • Iraq: Families keep their guard up
  • Forever altered
  • Spring debuts with a slosh
  • Political junkie: Consultant seeking positive relationship with Scientologists
  • Tampa subregional: What's basketball without madness?
  • Mother and 3 children injured in accident
  • Obituary: Philanthropist, avid Yankees fan
  • Rape report to remain a secret

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Museum lands funds in time to avert crisis
  • 2 at school charged in pot bust

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Morgan Street Jail era at end?
  • In rare event, the Sheriff assists in arrest
  • Iorio meets Scientologists at fundraiser
  • Two store robbery suspects indicted on murder charges
  • A Closer Look: One Hillsborough Church

  • News of Florida
  • House has peculiar notion of 'principled'
  • Iraq: Son waits while mommy is at war
  • Around the state: Hijacked Cuban airliner seized to help pay award
  • DNA tests cast doubt on death row case
  • Data company sues state House
  • House approves medical malpractice bill
  • Legislature: Third time a charm for Greyhound bill?
  • 'We are ... Romeo and Juliet'
  • Father denies son linked to terror
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