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December 3, 2000

Mary Jo Melone
His life: one step forward and two steps back
Chuck Harrington stands on the loading dock of the St. Petersburg bindery where he works. He wears a sleeveless white T-shirt that shows off his hard arms. His face is taut, his belly flat. Big jeans, Calvin Kleins, hang from his narrow waist. Only his shoes give Chuck away.

Top stories
Portrait of an addiction
Privately, Harry Lee Coe finally admitted he had a problem. But he feared the media and political enemies.

Report: Coe ensnared friends in coverup
TAMPA -- On the last weekend of Harry Lee Coe's life, the Hillsborough County state attorney huddled in his office with top aides.

Court asked to change its 'Baby Sam' decision
After almost five years, the tug of war between little Sam Johnson's adoptive parents and biological father seemed to be over.

Neurosurgeon fined for 'wrong-side' mistake
TAMPA -- Drilling a hole in the wrong side of a patient's head is one thing. Failing to be contrite about it, the Florida Board of Medicine made clear Saturday, is quite another.

Scientologists, protesters keep their distance
CLEARWATER -- Members of the Church of Scientology stayed out of sight Saturday during a daylong demonstration downtown by church critics.

Tampa Bay briefs

Week in review

South Pinellas headlines
  • Chief conflicts
  • Being called old suits them fine
  • Rule change permits state to set standards
  • Pinellas Park official quitting over pay
  • Downtown poor stage protest at chamber
  • Attorney for Madeira Beach gets dismissed
  • How about a little sympathy for panhandlers?
  • Public suffers as city plays tit-for-tat
  • Bethel members praise choice for new minister
  • New-age firms at home in old-world buildings
  • Tyrone bears good news for carnivores
  • Gripes kept to a minimum in Madeira Beach
  • Tomlinson Park upgrades proposed
  • What's up on campus
  • 'Strictly Enforced' -- as opposed to what?
  • New Times executive welcomed at Poynter
  • Muvico child care gives parents a break and kids time to play
  • Boat parades
  • Coquina Key unleashes approval for dog park
  • 2 Tampa Bay gymnasts win state title
  • Eckerd women are showing 'passion to play'
  • Gibbs High rolls to scratch division championship

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Silent nights, days at Clearwater Mall
  • Ticket to ride
  • A dancer undaunted
  • Libraries caught in funding fairness feud
  • Rezoning sought next to complex
  • New nudges out old in beach city
  • Police chief finalists get to make their cases
  • Clearwater has opportunity to preserve property for park
  • Change is in the air at Clearwater City Hall
  • Headlines through the years
  • Official quits Pinellas Park for position in Clearwater
  • Firetruck bearing Santa to hit East Lake streets
  • Eckerd women's team shows passion to play
  • Firefighter is honored for 15 years of service
  • Business owners invited to meeting Thursday
  • Library notes

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Medical students' patients paid to be probed
  • Homeowners hope to win with rentals for Super Bowl
  • Two injured in drive-by shooting
  • A festival for the senses fills Lake Park with crafts
  • Bulletin board

  • News of Florida
  • A recounting of the travails of Palm Beach
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