Tampa Bay: October 19, 2000
Hillsborough County news
||Lives cut short
[Times photo: John Pendygraft]
Nicole Andrews, 16, comforts Dixi Baker, also 16, crying Wednesday as she writes a message on a board serving as a memorial for two Gaither High students -- Richard Maharaj and Jacob Kruse -- who died in a car crash this weekend.
Harleys, stogies just go together
As a firehouse cop, Tampa police officer Randy Lopez worked neighborhoods on a bicycle. In January, he traded the mountain bike for a different, louder set of wheels -- a Harley Davidson Road King. With that, he became an official member of the Motor Squad, affectionately known to insiders as the Fat Angels.
Ex-official's name to hit new heights
TAMPA -- Forget about the Fred Karl law library.
Pay raises negotiated for starting teachers
Although the pay for new teachers is high, the plan being worked out would replace a built-in 7-year freeze.
Recordkeeping lags in some Moffitt trials
TAMPA -- An independent review of clinical trials at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center found lapses in recordkeeping in a handful of trials, officials said.
Informers in cartel case to stay secret
A judge denies a motion to release evidence on drug seizures. The defense lawyer says his clients were set up.
2nd jury agrees: Killer should die
Judge will make the final decision for an inmate convicted in the slayings of two women.
Tampa Bay briefs
Teen arrested, charged in drive-by slaying