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November 3, 2000

Killer tries again for new trial
[Times photo: Scott Keeler]
Oba Chandler says now that he didn't want to testify in 1994, and pleading the Fifth 21 times made him look guilty.
Howard Troxler
From these 51 battles, a war called the election
Let's get rid of the World Series.

Top stories
'He kept hitting me in the head with the gun,' rape victim says
Motorists came to the aid of a woman who was raped in Copeland Park with her daughters nearby.

School official on paid leave
The woman in charge of Pinellas bus routes who once was injured in a school shooting is under investigation.

Bay area becomes race's ground zero
The Tampa Bay area has become a battleground area within a battleground state.

Two life sentences, daughter's hatred
For his role in the murder of his ex-wife, Allen Blackthorne received more punishment than jail time.

TV stations not ready to pull Crist's anti-Castor ad
Network affiliates are asking both sides in the Senate campaign to back up their claims.

It's a badge & boredom in Belleair
You'll find Belleair police officers doing more than arresting bad guys and writing tickets. The small-town department prides itself on doing more than policing, including code enforcement.

Tampa Bay briefs
Pedestrian hit by car on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard

Just one family owns up to Pasco school vandalism
Ten teens are accused of causing $113,000 in damage at a school. Only one teen's family has come forward.

Teenager guilty of tile setter's murder
LARGO -- A 12-member jury convicted a teenager Thursday of first-degree murder in the 1999 fatal shooting of a Honduran tile setter in St. Petersburg.

Church official admits to swindle
Prosecutors say a Ponzi scheme enabled Greater Ministries International to collect millions of dollars.

South Pinellas headlines
  • Brennan reveals severe depression
  • Rabbi resigns after revealing personal struggle
  • Lawyer's death ends family battle
  • School to cheer on 'NFL Today'
  • Council approves Gardens funding
  • Depression's simple signs belie strength of stigma

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Doctor pleads guilty to accepting kickback
  • Lawsuit challenging Medicaid decision
  • Water plant decision postponed
  • Main Street group's manager resigning
  • Police, fire unions reject city's offer
  • Motorcycle driver charged in fatal crash
  • School mourns student, aide
  • Two cities avoiding fight over Nielsen
  • House damaged by suspicious fire
  • Oldsmar council ready for hike
  • Return to glory: Warhawks hitting stride
  • Deputies search for suspect in Seminole bank robbery
  • Senior center's costs shouldn't be taxpayers' burden
  • Shape a vision for Clearwater
  • Businesses can exhibit products at vendor fair
  • Ford, 7, has a ball without bumpers
  • A new look, a new attitude
  • From whispers to shouts

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Leader warns tap may run dry
  • Putting their trust -- and their child -- in candidate's hands
  • Holt's savings claims disputed
  • Suspect's race is a key issue in murder trial
  • Gift puts sea cow clinic on display
  • Grand Hampton adds acres
  • Spartan shorts
  • Volleyball team enters final run needing wins
  • Bulls bits
  • Freud analyzed as a revolutionary
  • UT seeks business role model

  • News of Florida
  • 2 rescued from pool in which their cousin drowned earlier
  • Lobbyists invited to help pay for House training
  • Nelson fighting back with cash
  • Special interest cash floods Fla. campaigns
  • McCollum backer uses past decision to attack Nelson
  • State briefs
  • Register online to vote? Nope, you didn't
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