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November 8, 2000

Howard Troxler
Independent voters show who's boss
Holy Hannah! Al Gore wins Florida, according to the early numbers? What is this, a Democratic state? That would make two presidential elections in a row that the donkey party has won here, after 20 straight years of Republican dominance.

Top stories
Man left Disney ride, saying he felt sick
The bay area man tried to cross a canal when he was killed on Splash Mountain.

Jury: Lutz man guilty in stabbing death of airman
The 24-year-old felon could face a life sentence for killing a visiting serviceman in Ybor City.

2nd jury finds man not guilty in death
TAMPA -- Six months ago, a jury could not decide whether to convict Franklin Smith of first-degree murder, forcing the judge to declare a mistrial.

Tampa Bay briefs
Judge says Voyeur Dorm site must leave neighborhood

Candidate for U.S. House sues Sheriff's Office over arrest
TAMPA -- Just before Randy Heine's trial on marijuana possession and paraphernalia charges was set to begin last month, Pinellas County prosecutors dropped all charges against him.

Marina operator proposes speedy shuttle ferry
MADEIRA BEACH -- Call it a bullet ferry.

Eckerd joins others in pulling cold medicines
ST. PETERSBURG -- Pharmacists answered questions Tuesday about alternatives for unclogging that stuffy nose now that many of the old standbys have been deemed unsafe.

Pinellas' largest charter school okayed
The School Board gives the go-ahead for the Bay Village Center for Education, which will serve up to 651 students.

South Pinellas headlines
  • New shelter will open for women and children
  • Low-income seniors need extra break
  • Blessing from Buddha gives restaurant karma
  • New Signature Bank to rest on Fourth St.
  • Focus on volunteers
  • Some like it hot, melodious, and theater aims to please
  • Military news
  • Great deal unlocks door to a home
  • A shared childhood
  • Okay, all you mugs, smile for the camera
  • Tampa's Bella Tuscany brings out the beautiful
  • CVS drugstore chain offers up revised plan
  • Drug bust nets crack, arrest
  • Promotions announced in police department
  • Town seeks remedy for rush near high school
  • People feel pinch of tight retail security
  • Madeira Beach marina violations cited
  • Neighborhood briefs
  • Racquettes club seeks young players
  • Dempsey survives for victory in Musgrave
  • Koulianos on course to becoming pro

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • City fights ex-officer's injury claim
  • Escapee from mental center given gun
  • Editor's Bait House on hook for extra building permit fee
  • Supporters tuning plan for music museum
  • Commission has high hopes for park
  • Attention turns to City Hall Park plans
  • Ex-allies tussle over program at schools
  • Newspaper should get the story straight
  • Treasury blocks regatta to Cuba
  • Task force studies how to tout Safety Harbor shops
  • Pharmacy owner sues to retain Medicaid
  • 3 firms jostle for Belleair bridge contract

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Bulletin board
  • Business briefs

  • News of Florida
  • Physician admits patient brokering
  • 2 parties nearly double the record for fundraising
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