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November 28, 2001
Suspicious bag forces evacuation at airport
[Times photo: John Pendygraft]
A U.S. Customs agent triggers TIA's blue side closure and backup after an explosives detector flags a passenger's bag.
Howard Troxler
Ladies and gentlemen, start your skepticism
Downtown St. Petersburg is alive. Take a walk down Central Avenue on a Friday or Saturday evening, past restaurants and music and wine bars and art galleries that were not there even a couple of years ago.

Top stories
County's health costs run deficit
Pinellas may have to increase employee health insurance rates this spring, halfway into the fiscal year.

Carefree lawn in trouble
Artificial turf crosses the line with a Palm Harbor homeowners group, which says: Better dead than fake.

Fear adds weight to mail crush
Terrorism has changed the holiday post office rituals a bit.

Officials dig into money handling
A report cites a former school district grounds supervisor in the misappropriating of about $1-million.

Cops target local Mideast men
Questions of civil liberties arise as Florida law enforcers prepare to question men with Middle Eastern backgrounds.

Ashcroft: U.S. will win Al-Najjar case
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General John Ashcroft expressed confidence Tuesday that the government would prevail in its five-year effort to deport Mazen Al-Najjar.

School district sued over needle stabbing
CLEARWATER -- Peggy Patides dropped off her 6-year-old son Nicholas at Bay Point Elementary School in April 2000 and assumed he would safely spend another day in reading circles and play groups.

Tampa Bay briefs
Police: Man found in car died before fire

Wave of opponents kills Crow's treated-wood bill
TALLAHASSEE -- For nearly a year, state Rep. Larry Crow of Palm Harbor has been trying to ban arsenic-treated wood from Florida's public playgrounds.

South Pinellas headlines
  • Honoring emergency workers
  • RV park, developer reach deal, end suits
  • Stuffed wallet lands in four honest hands
  • For work or play?
  • 'Tourists' in Pinellas Park see it in new light
  • One kind of terrorism never ceases
  • Two of 3 Kinkade galleries close
  • Fresh fish, fine wine fill the bill at store
  • Military news
  • Living remembrance
  • Schools name candidates for top Support Employee
  • Mounds of the past cleared for growth
  • Parking meters crop up in John's Pass
  • Blood, sweat and cheers
  • Northeast High to honor its top athletes, coaches
  • Book takes a look at life of a firefighter
  • With barber's death comes passing of era
  • Causeway bridge lookouts need a new post
  • Promises to police officers made good
  • Rabbits reproduce into pests
  • Santa Parade gets rolling on Saturday
  • Hotel wants to let guests travel on air
  • Club's success leads to start of men's league
  • Bikes help get handle on law enforcement
  • Renovated Bardmoor gets positive feedback

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Renovate a fire station only to destroy it?
  • Beach visitors center in limbo
  • Guest list includes sled team, military dogs
  • Clues lead forensic business to new home: Largo
  • Agency's radiation booklet criticized
  • Old ties leave Oldsmar in knots
  • Don't be afraid of holiday flying
  • Ex-pastor sentenced in sex case
  • Military news

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Mayor's wife's business role may pose conflict
  • Ex-wife sticks with tale of murder

  • Ernest Hooper
  • The future of black people; the war here and now

  • News of Florida
  • A chief of Florida security is named
  • Panel expands Bonanno inquiry
  • Murder witness admits he lied
  • Publisher Lynda Keever named to Hall of Fame
  • Florida chief holds service record
  • Records bills clear a Senate panel
  • Lawmakers agree to restore probation cuts
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