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October 19, 2000

Tampa Bay: October 19, 2000
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.
Hillsborough County news

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

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Tampa Bay headlines
  • Bracing for trial
  • Antron Peterson was one lucky guy
  • House searched for baby's body
  • One of Ray brothers with AIDS is dying
  • Ex-con sought in 9 robberies
  • Crowd gathers to share grief, thoughts of safety

  • Pinellas headlines
  • St. Petersburg curfew plan draws criticism
  • Foes in state House race spar over size of signs
  • Music to take center stage tonight
  • Leads keep running dry in search for boy,
  • Driver is road's 2nd fatality in 3 days
  • Manager challenges the county on taxes
  • Pinellas digest
  • Ex-city manager has eye on office
  • Council revisits rules on firing top officials
  • Pinellas briefs
  • Clearwater takes step toward good stewardship
  • Latest traffic tool: video cameras
  • Pets now restricted in parks
  • Driver who killed man pleads guilty to reduced charge
  • Whale dies at Clearwater Marine Aquarium
  • Future pro stars are at Bardmoor

  • News of Florida
  • Pulp mill polluter blocks results of EPA tests
  • Democrats to change radio ad about Bush
  • Candidate wants to halt FCAT tests
  • Judge, jury tour murder scene
  • Patients won't have to relocate
  • Around the state
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