May 13, 2000
|[Times photo: Bill Serne]
Love blooms for moms
Area florists brace for Mother's Day, hiring extra drivers and working extra hours to prepare for the busy weekend.
Helicopter company suggests Bayflite pilot was distracted
ST. PETERSBURG -- The pilot of the Bayflite helicopter that crashed into a radio tower April 25 made no attempt to avoid the collision, which suggests the pilot might have been distracted, according to the company that leased the helicopter to Bayfront Medical Center.
Ill elections officer plans resignation
The Pinellas officials is leaving amid a struggle with breast cancer. The interim supervisor will face a busy election.
March set to push for gun control
While the national spotlight is on the Million Mom March in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, about 500 "mothers and others" here are expected to march across the Friendship Trail from Tampa to St. Petersburg to show support for stronger gun control.
Group links at-risk births, sex abuse
An infant mortality group looks at the ways child sex abuse leads to risky behavior in teens.
2 challengers file to take on Young in congressional race
PINELLAS PARK -- Randy Heine isn't exactly what you'd call a traditional candidate for public office.
18-year U.S. House incumbent gains last-minute challenger
A former television news producer was a last-minute qualifier for the congressional seat held by U.S. Rep. Michael Bilirakis.
Challenge might delay water plant
CLEARWATER -- A citizens' challenge to the region's planned new water treatment plant could delay its completion by at least eight months.
South Pinellas headlines
Outspoken math teacher at Gibbs to lose her job
St. Petersburg may increase water fees
Police find photos, charge man with having child pornography
Man rescues teenager in water after wreck
Attilio G. 'Pug' Puglisi, mosaic artist, dies at 77
North Pinellas headlines
Downtown plan a no-go, poll hints
Image linked to Virgin stirs new sense of awe
Marquis, Penick honored by Bar
Program to offer a jump on life
Badly burned teen in critical condition
Pappas owner facing complaint
Police use hoops to keep guns from kids
Fake prescriptions lead to arrest
LaFleur gymnasts excel all the way through nationals
Clearwater Bar Association honors two
Recalling 'the way things used to be'
Budget spay clinic offers prevention
Gunman shoots at group in Wimauma yard; one dies
Law firm targets Bucs owner over legal fees
Three hit in random gunfire
Sentence in Medicaid fraud reduced
Child struck, falls out car window, police say
Greco taps Chicago firm to plan arts district
Investigators seize cocaine from storage unit, arrest two
News of Florida
Area House incumbents unlikely to be dislodged
Governor, lawmakers ready for lawsuits
Lawmakers are all bark and no bite on ethics
Parental notice law overturned
Be on lookout for census scams, experts warn
Deal brings an end to divorce battle
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