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South Pinellas | North Pinellas | Hillsborough
May 3, 2000
History firsthand

[Times photo: John Pendygraft]
Nick Puerling, 9, plays marbles with his third-grade class from Wellington School during a trip Tuesday to Heritage Village.
Top stories
Web site lampoons Skyway jumpers
A Largo man makes light of suicide, to the horror of counselors and those grieving.

Hillsborough panel gives go-ahead for Gandy loop
The expressway link wins support from a panel of transportation officials, despite some opposition.

Howard Troxler
Willy-nilly Legislature sells wares in a fire sale
This year's session of the Florida Legislature, scheduled to end on Friday, is the most crass of the 19 that I have seen.

Little League arsonist sentenced
TAMPA -- A man found guilty of breaking into the Palma Ceia Little League facilities on Himes Avenue last year and setting them on fire was sentenced Tuesday to 40 years in prison.

Aisenberg failed polygraph, records say
TAMPA -- Marlene Aisenberg failed a polygraph test given by sheriff's investigators the day after she reported her 5-month-old daughter missing in 1997, according to papers prosecutors filed in federal court Tuesday.

Rare drug murder case goes to jury
TAMPA -- James Rouleau took the witness stand Tuesday and told a jury that he was a marijuana-smoking, acid-popping, heroin-snorting drug addict who lied to police when his best friend died from an overdose.

Nurse laid to rest with help from her friends
BRANDON -- Flight suits and Hawaiian shirts, leis and funeral wreaths, eulogies and Joe Cocker songs, tears and laughter: All were on display at funeral services for Alicia Betita-Collins, the flight nurse killed in the crash of Bayflite 3.

Police officer's suit against chief denied
ST. PETERSBURG -- A judge has ruled that a female former St. Petersburg police officer has no grounds to sue the police chief. But the woman will continue her suit against the city. The suit claims police department discriminated against her.

U.S. Attorney's Office hires spokesman for Tampa police
TAMPA -- After nearly 13 years as the public information officer for the Tampa Police Department, Steve Cole is moving on.

South Pinellas headlines
  • Projects come with veto shields
  • Steady for years, city rates head up
  • Partners at odds over liability in Mirabella lawsuit
  • Swiftmud sues gun club; claims lead contamination
  • PSTA seeks property to build bus station
  • Bethel clears its land for church
  • Map's lines show how town may expand
  • Stop signs won't solve this problem
  • Judge removes police chief from lawsuit
  • Developer has big plans for Detroit Hotel complex
  • Pasta Bella closes to the public but still caters
  • Chicago Deli closes over lease dispute
  • Family fest promises food, fun, screenings
  • Thou shalt not -- yet someone did
  • Class A Rays night is for littler leagues
  • Gifted Math Meet lures 272 calculating students
  • Pinellas Park plays role in fight against cancer
  • Flood solution sought on Kenneth City road
  • Trio of Dali fetes offer fabulous food, company
  • Risk-taker avoids her fear: being normal
  • The pain -- and city gains -- of a triathlon
  • Bumpers bang but no fists fly as Crisp wins

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Inquiry focuses on woman's last hours
  • Fire chief revises budget again
  • Civic activist leaves a gap
  • So far, budget has projects for Pinellas
  • Officials want to add pizazz at downtown site
  • Library gets new director
  • Expert: Median needed for safety
  • Ice cream fans invited to a second Scoop
  • Local skater, medalist to appear on program
  • Area triathletes share in awards at St. Anthony's

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Estranged husband slices wife's face, deputies say
  • Burglar empties baseball building
  • Hillsborough panel gives go-ahead for Gandy loop
  • Little League arsonist sentenced
  • Aisenberg details released
  • Schools settle lawsuit filed by parents of handicapped boy
  • Budget plan holds millions for Hillsborough
  • Rancher says he wants no part of development
  • E-mail mentors log time with children

  • News of Florida
  • House, Senate make $51-billion budget deal
  • Education overhaul
  • Wiggy remarks
  • Vouchers proposed for disabled students
  • Butterworth: I won't defend bill
  • Late at night, deal was sealed
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