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February 24, 2001
Smoke continues to choke I-4
[Times photo: Skip O'Rourke]
A 10-mile stretch of the heavily traveled highway will remain closed for another weekend
Top stories
For officers, food is a deal gone bad
TAMPA -- The Tampa police union complained vehemently last month that many officers were forced to work the Gasparilla parade for hours without food or drink.

Call helps police name bank robbery suspect
NEW PORT RICHEY -- A nationwide manhunt is under way for a thief who robbed seven banks in nine days in Pasco and Pinellas counties, police said.

Attorney studying Aisenberg case is a 'professional'
He studies cases carefully, relies on investigative reports and stands up to police in the wrong, say those who know him.

Clearwater ex-official won’ face drug charge
CLEARWATER -- Citing insufficient evidence, prosecutors will not charge former Clearwater economic development director Bob Keller with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Tampa Bay briefs
Police endure famine, feast, food poisoning

Man arrested over gun deal calls it misunderstanding
But authorities aren't buying the explanation of the St. Petersburg artist, who is accused of impersonating an officer.

Cold war is over, but the nuclear age isn't
A former director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory discusses the effort to help Russia upgrade its security.

Utility fears cost of pumping violations
Drought-plagued Tampa Bay Water, concerned about its credit rating, seeks relief.

South Pinellas headlines
  • Mayoral hopefuls dig into pockets
  • Growth defines District 2 race
  • Major to leave for job as chief
  • For now, officer avoids charges
  • Religion briefly

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • City rethinks economic director's post
  • Coast guard calls off search for diver
  • Officer's remarks deemed improper
  • Ulmerton Road relief is coming, but slowly
  • Voyeur Web site now faces a deadline
  • Teacher says good-bye after 35 years
  • Benefit for Largo High student set for Sunday
  • 10 heads ready to wear crown
  • Students come to marshes' aid
  • Teens hospitalized after vehicle hits utility pole
  • Learning savings, grace in club
  • Bayfront is forced to battle crime, too
  • High degree of difficulty reason for low numbers
  • Bibles have an exotic mission

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • 911 call from life raft brings rescue
  • A closer look: one Hillsborough church

  • News of Florida
  • State broadens inquiry into bias beyond Perry
  • Defending his black staffers, Bush cries
  • Around the state
  • State, federal officials plan for worst as drought lingers
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