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January 21, 2001
Newcomers find toll of teaching is too high
[Times photo: Thomas M. Goethe]
Among those quitting are non-education majors thrust into challenging classrooms.
Mary Jo Melone
If you ain’t misbehavin’, then you’re likely to miss out on Tampa
That bonk I suffered a few weeks back -- the one that taught me it is unwise to put your head in the trunk of the car just as your husband closes it -- has apparently had some lasting effects.

Top stories
One twin dies after car-scooter accident
The other 12-year-old, in good condition after Friday's crash, was able to visit his brother before life support was removed.

Sheriff’s employee arrested
The Pasco civil deputy was charged in Miami with trafficking and possession of cocaine.

Body washes ashore; police seek identity
REDINGTON SHORES -- A body washed ashore here Saturday, and authorities are trying to determine who it was.

Week in review
Felons who voted might face charges

Former band leader ‘demanded respect’
Under Robert C. Cotter's direction, Largo High's Band of Gold expanded and won numerous competitions.

South Pinellas headlines
  • Art group clashes with city manager
  • 3 options floated for bridge at John's Pass
  • Neighbors sic council on dogs in minipark
  • Hauler: Idea of bids is rubbish
  • Pinellas Park deserves better city manager
  • Six escape uninjured in morning fire
  • Flute opens door to travel for one Lakewood student
  • Bayou Club, water district face mediation
  • Circus puts parents' values in center ring
  • What's up on campus
  • The week ahead
  • 2 courses will teach basics of business
  • Celebrity tennis pro, yacht club part ways
  • Treasure Island firefighters to appear on TV documentary
  • Carrier, Dumont file to keep seats on Kenneth City council
  • Arts enthusiasts gather for opening of 3 exhibits
  • Legal feud over federal grant heats up again
  • Commission disbands city hall committee
  • Results of holiday program please families and police
  • CSX plans to fix some rough railroad crossings
  • Class knits salvation for penguins in peril
  • Tough-on-crime president resigns
  • Neighborhood briefs
  • Gulfport to honor mayors with renamed pier
  • Study will determine bridge criteria
  • Educational center may get manager
  • Winn-Dixie shopper sees charge dismissed
  • Swimmer Nardozzi off to fast start for New Hampshire
  • The good times roll at Countryside Lanes
  • Winners in Max Bayne race had some different goals

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Former band leader, 78, dies
  • Activist closer to dog park
  • Writer hopes novels are merely her opening chapter
  • Of money, marriage -- and murder?
  • A home for Mr. Bennett
  • Smoking sparks 3 fatal blazes
  • Couple's spirit combats man's physical struggles
  • A cautious commission serves residents well
  • Swimmer Nardozzi is off to a fast start for New Hampshire
  • Leaders support beach plans
  • Tarpon may land historic designation

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Bulletin board

  • News of Florida
  • 1,000 brave cold to protest election result
  • Former felons fight for vote
  • Lyons gets passed over in final flurry
  • Clinton favors 3 with Florida connections
  • Harris basks in attention
  • Floridians join in day's festivities
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