December 5, 2000
Mary Jo Melone
A mother, a father -- and the fear of losing
When I put myself in the place of 4-year-old Sam Johnson's adoptive parents, the anxiety rises in my chest in waves. My breath comes hot and fast. What if that were my child somebody wanted to take?
Attorneys lower fees in desegregation case
For years, Rick Escarraz has said his legal work for the plaintiffs in Pinellas County's decades-old desegregation case has been about principle, not about money.
Close aide knew extent of Coe's debt, troubles
The Hillsborough state attorney's turbulent friendship mixed work, politics and money.
Lyons' replacement has outstanding warrants
Church members say they didn't know their new pastor had problems with the law when they elected him 200-49.
Lawyer says child should stay where he is
The attorney argues the 4-year-old in Alabama should not be given to his biological father.
Tampa Bay in brief
Theft charge against psychic thrown out
South Pinellas headlines
Church leader enters hospice
Activist considering joining mayoral race
North Pinellas headlines
Starbucks seen as welcome jolt to city
Beach resident fills city position
Hospital neighbors want to wall off noise
Altercation lands septuagenarians in jail
Avenue Players exiting Tarpon
Land deal kicks YMCA project into gear
Caretaker wants good owners for wolves
North Pinellas digest
Burdines to open furniture gallery
College Hill residents need to stop name-calling
Times lawsuit seeks Clearwater e-mails
Two stores help the Haven have Christmas
North Pinellas in brief
Perry overcomes incident for Heritage Harbor victory
Buddies survive to find one missing
Deputy off the job for 3 days
Judge rejects theft charge against psychic
Police seek man in two robberies
News of Florida
Specialty plate revenue doesn't always reach its cause
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