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July 22, 2001
A pitch to remember
[Times photo: Michael Rondou]
Chris Hall, stepson of Randy Bell, a Tampa police detective who was killed in the line of duty in 1998, throws out the first pitch at the Devil Rays game Saturday at Tropicana Field. Area police officers were honored during pre-game ceremonies.
Mary Jo Melone
Do the right thing, then kindly get out of the way
When people explain away a terrible event by saying it was God's will, I go straight into teeth-clenched, shout-stopped mode.

Top stories
Coyotes slink in to stay
Suspected of cat nabbing in Seminole, the predator eats almost anything and adapts easily to city life.

1 family's loss in crash climbs to 3
A man who also recently lost his twin brother dies six days after his wife and a son were killed instantly.

Pilot injured as banner plane crashes into bay
Coast Guard reservists aid the pilot, who clung to the wing after the crash. The accident is blamed on a faulty gasoline cap.

Tampa Bay briefs
Suncoast Parkway toll plaza to open Monday

Metro review
Some highlights of the news from around the region for the week just ended.

South Pinellas headlines
  • Salon slaying remains far from solved
  • Non-city resident gets tax refunded
  • Edmunds basks in praise
  • Neighbor fights to block gulf condos
  • Annexations push taxes up for unincorporated areas
  • Will merger preserve identities or lose a city?
  • Officials responded to safety issue
  • St. Petersburg's other unsolved homicides from this year
  • Lower lake depth may solve problems
  • Fire district names its new leader
  • Slow work, no pay, says Pinellas Park
  • Retiring captain leaves words of safety
  • Youth brings vivid tales of land wrenched by war
  • Beach loses an Outpost
  • Another of Swain's enterprises in trouble
  • Business briefs
  • Planner outlines way to protect property owners
  • Moo or Bubba, they love you just the same
  • City hall plans come into focus
  • American Indian center planned
  • Protected birds' nests keep golf balls grounded
  • Building blocks
  • Salvation Army to revamp old hospital
  • Neighborhood notebook
  • Beaches notebook
  • The week ahead
  • Star vaulter makes jump to college gymnastics
  • Frye-Kriers enjoy going the extra mile
  • Suncoast well represented in national championships
  • Gateway's no place to flex your right foot

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Lesson learned may avert disaster
  • Judge tells townhouse residents: Dig deep
  • Lacking oversight, family center falters
  • Clues still elusive in case of missing boy
  • Tarpon Springs: A way of life
  • Outspoken Oldsmar official in spotlight
  • Library puts commissioners in uncomfortable role
  • Headlines through the years
  • Star vaulter Shible makes the jump to college gymnastics

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • New grass may turn out to be greener
  • Roofers to the rescue

  • News of Florida
  • Interest grows for special ed vouchers
  • The Parkinson's question
  • Janet Reno at a glance
  • Others with Parkinson's
  • In her own words
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