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May 23, 2001
The enemy within
[Times photo: Scott Keeler]
A Seminole man tries to carry on with day-to-day life after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. Today, he has surgery to remove the growth.
Howard Troxler
Years of learning, just dots on a page
My recurring point is not that Florida's public school students shouldn't be tested. Of course they should be tested.

Top stories
Troubled teen sought in murder
Sheriff's detectives are seeking a 17-year-old in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend's father at their Clearwater home.

Suspect dies, victim's kin mourn again
ST. PETERSBURG -- Mary Hasbrouck never saw the face of the man accused of killing her husband in a drunken car crash. She wanted to look into his eyes.

County races to pick, fund a voting system
CLEARWATER -- With budget deadlines looming, Pinellas County officials realized Tuesday they must quickly decide what type of voting system to buy and where they will find millions of dollars to pay for it.

Blast at plant breaks windows in Largo homes
AquaLux Corp., which makes alternative fuel, blames a faulty storage tank, not its product.

School Board delays naming 3 schools
The board wants more people, especially parents and students, involved in picking the new St. Petersburg schools' names.

Tampa Bay briefs
Boys playing with lighter start fire

NTSB: Pilot, chopper sound in Bayflite crash
The federal agency's report finds nothing wrong with the pilot or the helicopter.

South Pinellas headlines
  • Students visualize beach face lift
  • Ballot may contain 'hot potatoes'
  • Finally at rest
  • City approves big money for land
  • Love 'em or hate 'em, speed humps are in vogue
  • Two-way on MLK? Too much to pay
  • Former Gulfport city clerk dies
  • Pelican lived through flag's transformations
  • Body of experience
  • AmSouth Bank to close drive-through downtown
  • Merger muddles offices' planning
  • Achievers
  • Life skills
  • Antarctic team lingers in warm coastal water
  • Summer job opportunities available for youth
  • Admirers toast, roast standout sports writer
  • City says hotel must follow rules
  • Former wrestler goes to the mat for his kids
  • Veterans Liaison Council holds holiday program
  • Safe boating courses offered in Treasure Island
  • A lesson well learned brings two boys fame
  • Memorial Day schedule
  • Military news
  • Tirapelli prepares for the college game
  • Key West fleet gets foiled by fickle winds
  • Outlaws get rowdy at Sunshine

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Cat case reveals flaws in system
  • Firefighter won't face charge in prank
  • Safety Harbor to fix railroad crossings
  • Ultralight pilots organize push for safety
  • Tiger Bay Club shifts its focus
  • Saving worker proves tricky
  • Schools work to soften cutbacks
  • How much would you pay for safer roads?
  • U.S. 19 in Palm Harbor needs its green space, not more retail
  • Woman files suit over arrest for expired tag
  • Police get tip on hit-run vehicle
  • Key West fleet gets foiled by fickle winds

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Stop-sign victim dad: no closure
  • Suspended prosecutor resigns post
  • Housing official fined in scandal
  • Cuban Club Foundation fights to retain control of historic site

  • Ernest Hooper
  • Channelside's maze, sinful slices, a widow's wisdom

  • News of Florida
  • Regulator taps friend for deputy DEP chief
  • Medical care plan a failure, audit says
  • Diplomat planning a run for governor
  • Floridians warn against more standardized tests
  • Is prayer the only answer to drought?
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