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March 13, 2001
Babysitter didn't interfere with deputy, judge rules
[Times photo: Jill Sagers]
A judge dismisses the charge against a woman who opened a police cruiser's door to comfort a hot and crying boy.
Mary Jo Melone
Living, dying, losing, winning
Beyond the stands selling funnel cakes, pecan rolls and corn dogs, past the Ferris wheel, and the country fiddle music at Plant City's Strawberry Festival, stood two long white tents. Schoolchildren last week brought their steers and their blue-ribbon dreams to those tents, hoping for the best.

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South Pinellas headlines
  • Officer held in attempted robbery case
  • Eckerd ready to pick leader
  • 2 beach communities vote today
  • Free tax assistance

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Babysitter didn't interfere with deputy, judge rules
  • House follows code, officials say
  • Winners in races today will chart city's course
  • Stanton drops his bid for Colorado job
  • Seat 3 contest stays friendly
  • Oldsmar to elect mayor today
  • Driver who hit 2 utility poles accused of DUI
  • Schools like SPJC teacher proposal
  • Seminole Stampede picks up 2 new races
  • City, county suffer communication gaps
  • Two jail officials receive reprimands
  • Times recommends
  • Project helps preserve largest trees
  • PTEC student faces weapon, drug charges
  • Home finds new life as business
  • Winn-Dixie site is in Walgreens plan
  • Kerper turns in his best Gasparilla performance
  • Military news
  • Classnotes
  • Achievers
  • Child's invention wins national contest

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • City leaders will discuss community tax projects
  • Recovering deputy allowed to go home
  • Couple sues over shrubbery in median
  • Boy slow to recover from brain surgery

  • News of Florida
  • Capitol honors ex-Gov. MacKay
  • In tight budget, 'turkeys' still grow
  • Bush sells tax cut in Florida
  • Around the state
  • Legislature briefs
  • Critical TV ads run as president visits
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