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August 19, 2000

Tampa Bay: August 19, 2000 Hillsborough County news
First-time candidate aims to make an impression
Image can be everything in politics. And Betsy McCoy Benedict, a Democrat running for office for the first time, wants to make sure voters form a positive first impression of her.

Sex offender will remain in custody
TAMPA -- Jurors who heard convicted sex offender Kevin Kinder proclaim that he is no longer the sick, twisted man who sexually assaulted four boys in 1992 decided Friday that he should remain incarcerated anyway.

Their pain in common, they share their hope
"You say you don't care about your appearance, but you have makeup on. You're wearing jewelry! When I was depressed, I didn't get out of my pajamas," the young woman says, laughing, to another woman.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Sheriff accepts gift at government office
  • Reporter wins suit over firing
  • Woman charged with hiding road rage car
  • Health concerns mount at Equifax
  • Union ties help provide legal aid
  • Tampa Bay briefs
  • Offender will remain in custody

  • Pinellas headlines
  • Union ties help provide legal aid
  • Boy found hanging from his bookbag
  • Police: Man uses sob stories to fleece victims
  • Judicial candidates air their platforms
  • Enough cash to wine, dine every voter
  • No mystery why group thrives
  • Couple fights to move nail salon
  • Official says firing him was unfair
  • Stadium proposal unveiled
  • With a squeeze, she saves boy's life
  • Teenage foreman steers playground to completion
  • St. Petersburg architects ranked No. 1 to design Oldsmar's library
  • City hammers out new building rules
  • Expert: Sinkholes may plague Stauffer
  • Chamber is close to filling opening
  • Speed humps draw harrumphs
  • Dunedin postpones talk with parks employee
  • Faith, nursing team up in parishes

  • News of Florida
  • Trees suffer from drought
  • Bad ankle brings new regard for disabled
  • Chelation converts seek fewer limits
  • State high court declines to delay Tuesday execution
  • State briefs
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