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February 16, 2001
2-year-old boy’s killer avoids death penalty

[Times photo: Jamie Francis]
The judge sentences the man to life in prison without parole; he rules the fatal beating wasn't premeditated.
Howard Troxler
The truth gets lost in translation
The Aisenberg Tapes

Top stories
Questions swirl in Sabrina case
A U.S. district judge must decide whether to suppress the Aisenberg tapes secretly recorded by detectives.

Face scans match few suspects
The software employed at Super Bowl has had limited success, yet Pinellas' Sheriff's Office got millions to use it.

Trade-off to keep USF intact
A plan to be announced today leaves the St. Petersburg branch as part of USF, but with greater independence.

Eight are arrested in Web sex operation
TAMPA -- Law enforcement officials have accused eight people of being involved in an Internet prostitution ring based in Tampa and North Carolina.

Free parkway ride ends Saturday
The Suncoast Parkway becomes a toll road on Sunday at 6 a.m., project officials said.

Coach pleads no contest to firearm charge, criminal mischief
LARGO -- A veteran Pinellas school wrestling coach who became enraged after he said he caught his wife and a neighbor in a compromising position pleaded no contest Thursday to two misdemeanors.

Tampa Bay briefs
Parkway turns into toll road early Sunday

Judge to rule if murder defendant is fit for trial
His attorneys say he isn't competent to assist his defense in the 1989 slaying of a nightclub nude dancer.

South Pinellas headlines
  • After apparent murder, woman found burning behind church
  • Candidates turn more aggressive
  • Ford says she can't afford election fee
  • Council refuses to limit use of reclaimed water

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Rezoning approved for office complex
  • Disbarred attorney charged with theft
  • Woman accused of fleecing elderly man
  • Another smoker killed in home blaze
  • Suspect arrested in 3 bank heists
  • Flames shoot up vent through roof
  • Civility, productivity return to Tarpon Springs government
  • Fears shouldn't keep restrooms from park
  • Dunedin Masonic lodge installs officers
  • New postmaster named for Dunedin
  • Free safety checks for boats offered
  • Scanga squad, Kampman take tourney titles
  • A Stirling thank-you
  • Times staff writer
  • Best bets

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Crop of troubles springs from front yard planter
  • High court upholds killer's death sentence
  • Track squad exceeds coach's expectations
  • Bulls bits
  • Spartan shorts
  • New building makes connection
  • Holocaust's horror comes to forefront
  • Campus calendar
  • Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run on Dale Mabry

  • News of Florida
  • Teachers center may face budget ax
  • Weeping dad tells of horror, found too late
  • Researcher praises threat of vouchers
  • Around the state
  • Slain tycoon left behind two wills
  • Secret or Sunshine? Who knows?
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