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May 18, 2001
Strawberry is spared jail term
[AP photo]
The former baseball star is sent to a treatment program near Ocala and can avoid prison by successfully completing it.

No cell, just sessions for Strawberry
For the next 18 months, Darryl Strawberry will spend nights on a bunk bed in a dormitory room with 14 other men addicted to drugs or alcohol.

Howard Troxler
Now we see the price of education by numbers
Mrs. Rabbitt, one of the high-school English teachers I visited a couple of weeks ago, told me about the experience shared by two of her 10th-graders on the writing portion of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.

Top stories
Elder agency lays off 82 more
Neighborly Senior Services says it is hurt by rising costs and low reimbursement.

Tampa Bay briefs
Police seek clues in shooting death

South Pinellas headlines
  • Crib death suspected in day care case
  • St. Petersburg gives dogs a place to roam
  • Fred B. Sieber, retired banker
  • D. Marie Boudreau, Kenneth City activist

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Sheriff faults boater in crash
  • Gulfview won't close for beach resorts
  • Boys to get fire safety lessons
  • Fines pile up against voyeur Web site
  • Safety Harbor may tap spring for fountain
  • From struggles, a business grows
  • Educator ends 30-year career
  • Overreaction led to overly severe punishment
  • Police reports
  • Vikings will attack Philippe Park
  • Happenings
  • Best bets

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Spat may double up fire stations
  • Deputy honored for foiling robbery
  • Parents denounce teacher's behavior
  • Prosecutor suspended for one year

  • News of Florida
  • Lawmaker sent manure, her fans send praises
  • Workers protest Bush's plan to farm out some state jobs
  • Newly charged guards enter pleas
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