September 13, 2000
||HMO protest takes on feel of a funeral
[Times photo: Douglas R. Clifford]
Two dozen Hernando seniors stage a procession across the county line to rally against the departure of Medicare HMOs.
Everyday tiff erupts in ultimate ugliness
You are a parent. Outside your house one afternoon, you hear neighborhood kids fighting, the way that 10- or 11-year-olds sometimes do. (Thank goodness, none of them are yours.) You go out and break it up and tell everybody to go home.
A boy sunny amid storms still missing
CLEARWATER -- Zachary Bernhardt has seen plenty of turmoil in his 8 years.
Super Bowl cab plan steams Tampa drivers
A plan to bring in 200 cabs from Pinellas and Pasco has Hillsborough drivers worried that they'll lose business.
Trial to wait as doctors probe suspect's sanity
LARGO -- On a night in April 1999, prosecutors say Jessy Joe Roten took his assault rifle and fired at the home of a multiracial couple, killing their 6-year-old girl.
Reward program puts educators on the spot
Principals at low-rated schools face the thorny prospect of singling out a few good teachers for extra money.
Proposed electric bill tax killed
The 6 percent tax would have paid to light streets in unincorporated areas. Residents who actively opposed the tax are relieved.
Road rage murder suspect denied bail
"This man should not be out," said a tearful Patricia Malagon, sister of the shooting victim.
Food Network show tastes Tampa
TAMPA -- The camera never lies, so when the Food Network glides through Tampa this week, hopping from restaurant to restaurant for a special to air in January during Super Bowl week, what do you think the nation will see?
Missing housemate is stopped in Georgia
CRYSTAL BEACH -- The missing roommate of a couple who died last week in what is thought to be a case of cyanide poisoning was detained briefly on a traffic violation in Georgia on Friday, but he walked away afterposting bail of $144.
St. Petersburg woman sues over tire blowout
CLEARWATER -- Susan Rall was driving alone in her Ford Explorer on Interstate 75 in north-central Florida when, she says, her Firestone tire suddenly suffered a blowout and the vehicle flipped over.
Al-Najjar case will revert to prior court
A federal judge sends the secret evidence case back to immigration court after scolding the judge.
South Pinellas headlines
Planning for park colored by concerns
Townhome plan tees up on golfers' former turf
Man's loan threatens his home, stability
Central Avenue nightclub owners face possible fines
Neighborhood business briefs
North Shore townhomes shift in size and price
Police captain attacks handling of department
Early developer gambled and left his mark on city
Mansion by the Bay about to turn 100
Police dispute finding of bias
Official draws heat, praise
Good for you
Shop is blueprint of an era gone by
Magnet school beefs up and won't lose teachers
11 St. Pete league players win titles
Gulfport to buy land for vehicle parking
North Pinellas headlines
Boosters promise library funding
New restaurant fills void in Safety Harbor
Plug pulled on county electric bill tax
City chips in again for school program
County tosses in money for stadiums
'Explosive device' at complex turns out to be flare
Testing offered to find hepatitis
Divided benches afflict comfortable, homeless
Victim, free from jail, flees again
Pinellas County fires parks director
Teachers' pay rises; school tax rate falls
Mobile medical scans flag the danger signs
Pennington takes helm of PHRF administration
Shopping center is sued over killing
Political flier ties suicide to opponent
Cab driver loses contract after pricing taxi meters
School district gets charter status
News of Florida
Senate candidates trade verbal volleys
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