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April 11, 2001
Tumor fails to dim mission zeal
[Times photo: Cherie Diez]
A Honduran student, nearly blind after brain surgery, goes home Thursday with a new love for life.
Howard Troxler
Goliath hits back -- with a 'poll'
Let's get this straight.

Top stories
City, Bayfront settle suit
The costly conflict that lasted more than a year ends with the hospital agreeing to be free of religious influence.

Lyons, not wife, sought divorce
The preacher, who is serving a 5 1/2-year prison sentence, says he wants to "free her from the pain ... I have caused."

For Catholics, a year to reflect
Bishop Lynch calls the first synod to discuss issues important to the bay area's 500,000 Roman Catholics.

Mayor copes with relatives' decade-old fraud case
Rick Baker's father and brothers were prosecuted in a high-profile defense contracting fraud case.

Wife says Strawberry needs help, compassion -- not prison
Charisse Strawberry says she was shocked by her husband's recent relapse into addiction and that she hopes "he helps himself."

Tampa Bay briefs
Top Pinellas Park officer off the force

South Pinellas headlines
  • Plan would shift cost of renourishing beac
  • State may relax its control of beaches
  • Real color of discrimination is green
  • TradeWinds names director of conventions, catering
  • Boat slips available for rent at marina in Treasure Island
  • Fire station plan clears hurdle
  • Relay for Life events planned
  • Focus on volunteers
  • Loyalty, levity reign at Suncoasters ball
  • Old is new
  • Band takes home more than just a suntan
  • Mazzaro's to offer more of a good thing
  • Top achievers
  • Festival of States winners
  • Jungle sparkled as 1925 hotel boom's crown gem
  • Captain, police part
  • Gulfport plans spring festival Saturday
  • Pinellas Trail users to overcome traffic
  • The art of the big picture
  • Neighborhood digest
  • Boats head north after Suncoast Raceweek
  • Lower seeds lift Feather Sound to title
  • 100-year birthdays
  • For the record
  • Several take aim at Speight in West Coast championship

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Mansion leaves celebrity hands
  • Clearwater digest
  • Phone may bring call to conserve
  • Prank doesn't cost man job
  • County wants to toughen water rules
  • That's no typo: Lotto numbers are a match
  • Hearing set for voyeur Web site
  • City votes to rezone Holiday campsite
  • County to buy 35 acres of waterfront for park
  • Seminole principal faces demotion
  • Largo health notes
  • Events this week remember Greek fight for freedom
  • Bereavement survivor support group begins

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Police brace for retirement wave
  • Guardians say teen charged with felony spurned pregnant girl
  • PC buying power on schools' horizon
  • Testing of pupils faulted at forum
  • Man sentenced in housing scam
  • Expulsion not an option in all bomb threats
  • Military news
  • Business briefs

  • News of Florida
  • Legislative leaders ordered into court
  • Rally decries budgets for Everglades
  • Bills would make much more private
  • Panel approves billboard bill
  • Bill pushes higher scores to qualify for Bright Futures
  • Two higher education bills survive
  • Father's goal: safer elevators
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