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May 24, 2001

Tampa Bay: May 24, 2001
Blaze consumes hotel on beach
[Times photo: Jim Damaske]
Guests flee into the night as the fire grows. No one is seriously hurt, but damage is about $2-million.
North Pinellas County news
Dunedin woman chooses alternative to angioplasty
She is the first in the bay area to try brachytherapy: radiation to clear a heart vessel.

Teacher in video chooses to retire
The man left to spare Oak Grove Middle School further embarrassment over the tape's content, school officials say.

Man in hospital after his leg is shot
Police are still seeking evidence in the shooting. The man says a stranger in a big red car shot him twice in the thigh near a Tarpon Springs grocery.

Officials prepare for the big one
Mirroring the powerful hurricane that struck in 1921, officials run an emergency drill for a devastating storm.

School to lose caring heart
Patty Cox plans to retire from Bauder Elementary after 31 years in Pinellas schools.

Electronic balloting wins votes
In a test, most people favor the screen over paper, but the latter is far less expensive.

Punishment for students should fit the offense
When does the nonsense stop? When does common sense and reason come into play when disciplining students? We fully agree with the essence of your editorial.

Pinellas wins battle of rival counties
Pinellas players edged Hillsborough to capture titles in the K-Swiss Tennis League playoffs.

Laura Lou Kunnen, 68, '50s tennis icon
By 15, she won five national titles and was on the cover of many national magazines and newspapers.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Two Tampa men charged in multimillion-dollar fraud
  • Smoke floats in from fiery origin
  • United Way merger nearer
  • Dealerships brace for Ford tire recall
  • Ex-girlfriend was murder suspect's target
  • A day of waiting, worrying
  • Luck, jackpot grows in second lotto win
  • Scientology is a key player in marijuana case
  • Tampa Bay briefs
  • Despite risk, area pastors say duty is to help troubled

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Pastors clash over rights
  • Veterans hope 'Pearl Harbor' brings new focus to attack

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Illness, death no match for dream
  • Phony tickets lead to officer's arrest, charges
  • Work on garage cuts Ybor parking
  • Stop-sign group challenges sentence
  • A woman of God, a champion of children

  • News of Florida
  • Coalition: Ban treated wood
  • Big fish get a giant name
  • With diplomat in governor's race, lawyer bows out
  • Bill on cemetery sizes upsets funeral groups
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