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April 23, 2003

Tampa Bay: April 23, 2003 Hillsborough County news
County rebukes 10 over bias case
Those punished include two department directors suspended for a week without pay. One worker was fired.

Iraq: Victim of war is laid to rest
TAMPA -- The hymns at St. Patrick Catholic Church were over and the Marines had crisply saluted the closed casket of their dead peer, Lance Cpl. Andrew Aviles.

USF official accused of peeping
The administrator was placed on paid leave. Police say he looked into a bathroom.

Death row inmate seeks to end appeal process
TAMPA -- Convicted murderer Newton Slawson reaffirmed his desire Tuesday to drop his legal fight to stay alive, telling a Hillsborough judge he is ready to be executed.

Under Iorio, City Hall gets new shape
Mayor Pam Iorio's reorganization plan revises department structures and calls for more administrators.

SunTrust sues landlord over Tampa home
TAMPA -- SunTrust Bank on Tuesday sued controversial Tampa landlord Steven Green, claiming he violated a written agreement when he "secretly" transferred ownership of his $1.7-million Hyde Park home to a family trust.

Schools could alter choice assignments
Parents of students specially assigned to schools outside their neighborhoods want to be grandfathered in when choice begins.

Gibsonton crash leaves one dead
GIBSONTON -- A 75-year-old woman was killed Tuesday afternoon during a multi-vehicle accident at Big Bend Road and U.S. 301.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Computer to scan for crooks visiting court
  • Retire? Not for $525,000
  • City won't get 2007 Super Bowl
  • Report: Hockey owners lost $32.7-million
  • Schools face loss of almost 600 jobs
  • The price they didn't want to hear: $92,000
  • Howard Troxler: Everglades Forever? We'll see if they mean it

  • Pinellas headlines
  • Peacocks ruffle feathers in Seminole neighborhood
  • Huge triathlon crowd to include 85-year-old doing her first race
  • Pinellas Park spent public money on private company
  • Gulfport park now groovy, not 'gross'
  • Districts redrawn to reflect census
  • What's up in church? Laity changing
  • Snell Isle man dies after riding bike into car's path
  • Airport's history, from blimps to bat planes
  • Spiritual insight
  • Glad scientists
  • On the town: Checks presented to three groups
  • A hardy fest, Green Thumb to display buds and blooms
  • Military news
  • Buyers of first home can get a big boost
  • Summer forces local sailors to change course
  • Forerunners dominate Boston field
  • Treasure Bay focusing on another championship
  • Editorial: Security breach at airport is alarming
  • Letters: Lake project must not disturb eagles
  • Detectives tie church burglaries together
  • Museum given new 20-year lease
  • Rights policy gains ground
  • Shooting pellets leads to arrest
  • County may raise spending for health
  • Tarpon deli owners charged with fraud in Poland
  • 2 pit bulls dragged by car, 1 injured
  • Letters: Why move park across the street?

  • News of Florida
  • Legislature: Legislators give GOP donor exemption
  • Seen any crabs in the mood?
  • In judging Florida, teachers do the salary math
  • Graham jumps into fray over medical cuts
  • Legislature: Senate: Give Glades cleanup 10 more years
  • Orange may vanish from auto tags
  • Legislature: House rejects Bush's bid for revote on bullet train
  • Legislature: Gambling ship operators offer tax deal
  • Legislature: Panel approves hikes in fees, fines
  • Stranded pilot whales improving
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