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February 25, 2001
The unlikely tale of a teenage lama
[Times photo: John Pendygraft]
Buddhist believers indentified a Clearwater kid as a holy man at an early age.
Mary Jo Melone
Guilt and trying times aside, this mother works lest she wither
It was 2:30 in the morning, when only drunks and cops are on the road. This was no time to be taking a small child for a drive.

Top stories
Punch card voting goes back on trial
Tuesday's election will be the first big test of voter education, a beefed-up election force and checks on tabulation.

Colleagues say new Aisenberg attorney will do professional job
TAMPA -- Defense lawyers and prosecutors describe Norman Wolfinger as a by-the-book state attorney who has breezed through re-election campaigns on Florida's east coast for 17 years.

Big fight draws all kinds to Ice Palace
TAMPA -- People in suits and T-shirts, locals and out-of-towners, celebs and celebrity watchers -- all came to the Ice Palace on Saturday night to watch modern gladiators Roy Jones Jr. and Derrick Harmon lace up their gloves and fight for money.

Presbytery opposes same-sex unions
Presbyterians voting in Tampa join a minority of presbyteries nationally that support a ban.

Tampa Bay briefs
Three suspects arrested after robbery at market

The week in review
County says "not yet' to water fines

South Pinellas headlines
  • Landmark inn to get new life as spiffy spa
  • McLin bathhouse might be saved
  • Mayor is cleared of interfering with ticket
  • Free-range dogs still a bone of contention
  • Pinellas Park monitors employee phone records
  • Residents to get say on well sites
  • St. Peter's deserves a parking lot
  • 3 projects could join restaurant on corner
  • Police Athletic League honors 12-year-old girl
  • State of the Festival: a tradition tweaked
  • The week ahead
  • St. Petersburg political contributions
  • Bayfront auxiliary has fashionably late arrival
  • Rice family opens new Kingfish Restaurant
  • Country cooking to arrive on city's menu
  • Neighborhood briefs
  • New sanctuary fills void on Tierra Verde
  • Private businesses have a stake in city road work
  • Sanders School plans get okay
  • Center: a great resource for all things scientific
  • Shore Acres won't accept 'no' on traffic calming
  • Airport gets boost from aviation group
  • Redington Beach has incentives for clerk
  • What's up on campus
  • Medalist philosophy produces success
  • 'Frenzy' starts today for Sunshine conference
  • Fick, Warner strike success

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Sick turtles swamp aquarium
  • Brevity not on commission's final agenda
  • Sand Key moving to faster 911 times
  • Hopeful's first city vote may be for self
  • In Ozona, trail creates dividing line
  • Plans for Safety Harbor property remain unfulfilled
  • Election signs provoke fairness debate
  • Tenants may pull up stakes
  • For Largo commission, Crozier is better choice
  • Pinellas deputy faces charges in theft at jail
  • Headlines through the years
  • 'Frenzy' starts for Sunshine
  • Mayor wants to debate opponent
  • Learning savings, grace in club
  • North Pinellas briefs
  • Greek restaurant opens new location
  • 5-year deal lets festival stay put
  • Cheerleaders head for nationals
  • Rink trying to lure more families
  • Mark your calendar
  • The unlikely tale of a teenage lama

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Time to train
  • Deputies find body of man at auto salvage yard

  • News of Florida
  • Time to train
  • Pipeline may let I-4 open Monday
  • Future of voting is here -- in tiny Burke County
  • State aims for uniform, and accurate, vote system
  • Optical scan a success in Leon
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