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South Pinellas | North Pinellas | Hillsborough
May 7, 2000
Laser offers hope for saving sight
A breakthrough therapy is used to treat wet age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness among people over 65.

Mary Jo Melone
Fear and anxiety rise from the flames
As soon as he spotted the white man heading down the alley, Charlie Turner started asking himself: What if he was the one?

Stetson law school holds its commencement
The graduates are told salaries are rising in their profession. But public respect is falling.

USF awards degrees on three campuses
Friday, it was Sarasota; Saturday, it was Tampa; and today, it's St. Petersburg's turn.

9 arrests at pot protest
Undercover officers move swiftly to arrest people who police said were smoking marijuana publicly.

Top stories


[Times files, 1980]
Horrific accident created an unforgettable scene
Twenty years ago, a tragic accident sent 35 people plunging to their deaths. A look at the lives that ended that day, and the many more that changed.

Memories stay with man at command of the ship
John Lerro
John Lerro, a kid from the Bronx who danced ballet at Carnegie Hall, served as a merchant seaman and maneuvered great ships through the treacherous waters of Tampa Bay, a man who puts a premium on motion, is losing control of his body.

Skyway needs repairs, but will last
Engineers say cracks, deteriorating bearings, pier erosion and other problems on the bridge are not serious.


South Pinellas headlines
  • Store's customers hunt for jewelry, shop owner
  • Cancer battle on the move
  • Chief believes officer's accuser
  • Ippolito upbraided on button
  • Ippolito upbraided on button
  • Forensics van joins crime war
  • Swiftmud decision a permit for folly
  • Lyceum visitors to remember
  • Beall's opens outlet store near Bayway
  • Workers fit right in to pipe repair job
  • The week ahead
  • Two beach cities may latch onto trolleys
  • More tests planned for lead
  • A word of advice on ramp speed-limit signs
  • Bay area moms head for Washington's Mall
  • After 38 years, he'll hear his last bell
  • Activists carry weight, council says
  • Restaurant approved for Tyrone Boulevard
  • Neighbors, board say no to rezoning
  • Gulfport council gets a pay raise
  • Teen's scholarship is a neighborly gesture
  • 2 top officers quit local association; charge bias
  • Jewish teens make somber trip to concentration camps

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • From running away to reaching out
  • Officials plan to tidy up properties
  • Some say park has gone to the dogs
  • School bells may change schedule
  • Volunteers run for life -- all night
  • Army's Robbins named league's best in softball
  • Woman's arm amputated after bus runs over her
  • Driver blamed in fatal crash
  • Chamber recognizes businesses
  • Parishioners find their calling: the theater

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Residents cling to hopes for housing
  • Neighbors join forces in fight against arson
  • Man arrested after shooting during dispute
  • Body found in bushes by man walking dog
  • Housing renewal hurts businesses
  • Officials: Problems plague nightclub
  • Rail station to become home sites
  • Funny money does some serious good
  • The politics of silliness
  • Week in review
  • High school football teams get a jump on next season
  • Area schools place 23 in state meet
  • Prep notebook
  • Crews adding missing link to recreational path
  • Commission to review anti-sprawl guides
  • Tempers flaring on tax board
  • Fire was no problem, but it was a close call
  • County fields customer complaints about pool company
  • $5-million library will take root on sylvan site
  • Plans are back on for USF-area clinic

  • News of Florida
  • Latvala led foes of the anti-environment measures.
  • Laws keep consumers in mind
  • Session's true victor unknown till November
  • Roar of reform talk ends in trickle of bills
  • Legislature winners and losers
  • Measure would lower hurdle for students aiming for A's
  • What's good for business was mostly what passed
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