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June 22, 2001
Two indicted in Pasco girl's death
For more than three years, Pasco County authorities struggled to solve the murder of Sharra Ferger, a 9-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted, stabbed 46 times and left in a field near her home.
Howard Troxler
A red dot is blown up to planetary proportions
If you ask me, this whole Mars thing has been oversold. Blame it on "reality" television, in which zip-bang-pow action is portrayed as "real life." Puny real life pales in comparison to the alleged portrayal.

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3-week stint guarantees state pension
Former Judge Bonnie Newton endured sharp criticism, then lost an election. Now two judges help her sweeten retirement.

Church scores round in death suit
A judge dismisses the allegation that Lisa McPherson was falsely imprisoned.

Tampa Bay briefs
Trio sought in kidnapping, rape

South Pinellas headlines
  • Weeki Wachee land sale okayed
  • Victim of rape sent to jail on warrants
  • Conservationists turn to darkness for protest
  • Body raises specter of notorious case
  • Grass-roots effort wins two-way street change

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • City expands redevelopment contract
  • Downtown land deal approved
  • HomePlace makes exit; new store opens soon
  • Dunedin waiting on power decision
  • Teens create a library room of their own
  • No more Muscovys found dead in pond
  • Training of pets, owners is SPCA's vision
  • Building to shelter homeless, stores
  • Clearwater is too eager for projects
  • Official arrested after porn files clog server
  • Cooperation key to posting results
  • Happenings
  • Best bets
  • Concert series heats up Friday nights
  • Police reports

  • Hillsborough headlines

    Ernest Hooper
  • It took only one person to stop for a stricken man
  • Attack victims treated royally
  • PTA moms put foot down over growth
  • Judge picked for Alvarez vacancy

  • News of Florida
  • Six die in house fire
  • Prison chief sets sights on Texas
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