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February 17, 2001
Man dies after Skyway crash
[Times photo: Amber Tanille Woolfolk]
The midday crash on the approach to the Sunshine Skyway bridge involved four cars and slowed traffic into the afternoon.
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Test drive wreck kills car’s owner
A Tampa woman is killed while letting a prospective buyer drive her car. Her husband is left wondering how to carry on.

Dad says he pulled no strings for son
Records say Pinellas EMS medical director Bruce Pettyjohn intervened in his son's earlier scrapes with the law. He adamantly denies it. The son now is accused in the beatings of two llamas.

Tampa’s MacDill had role in strikes
TAMPA -- As it did during the Gulf War, MacDill Air Force Base played a key role in Friday's attack on Iraq. It is the home of U.S. Central Command, known as CentCom, which comprises officers from every branch of the service and oversees military operations in the Persian Gulf.

Vroom, vroom to a classroom
For Pinellas County's teacher of the year, dedication pays off where the rubber meets the road.

Mother accused of hitting coach
The coach and the mother of the 17-year-old cheerleading captain had been involved in an ongoing dispute.

Ex-escort describes the cyber brothel
Private Pets, operated via the Internet from a Hillsborough home, was run as a "full-service escort agency," says the 21-year-old mother.

DEP nod nearing for desal plant
The Tampa Bay plant still must go through public comment and possible challenges.

School plans widen choices
Lawmakers say students will be winners from proposed changes at SPJC and USF.

Aisenberg case dealt another serious blow
A U.S. district judge asks a magistrate to reconsider a motion to dismiss all charges.

Tampa Bay briefs
Farners' closing cuts a link from Tampa's history

Students learn about religious career options
As part of a national strategy to increase numbers, leaders asked students to consider "a life of service to God."

South Pinellas headlines
  • Ford says she'll look into paying fee
  • Man dies after Skyway crash
  • Bethune-Cookman chorale to perform concert Sunday

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Truck driver jailed after wild crash
  • Woman, 50, dies after 20-story plunge
  • Inspectors flunked area Albertson's
  • Officer quits amid inquiry
  • SPJC could be a 4-year school in 2002
  • Charge dropped in 1999 accident
  • Blind dates brighten seniors' evening
  • Seminole briefs
  • Science quiz: Will this boat float?
  • Less severe meningitis suspected
  • Come nose to nose with WW II bombers
  • Mark your calendar
  • Science quiz: Will this boat stay afloat?
  • Patient leaps from hospital window
  • Subtly shaded turtles unveiled
  • Little church with big heart is 115 years old
  • Religion calendar
  • Offices find home at mortuary site
  • Dogged by catalogs, pair create pile
  • Palm Harbor woman charged in sex ring

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • A closer look: one Hillsborough church
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  • News of Florida
  • Bush steadfast in rebel flag debate
  • Race relations at the crossroads
  • Voters may be stuck with punch cards for now
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