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December 7, 2000

Pinellas buys three Anclote River islands
[Times photo: Jim Damaske]
County officials say they intend to keep the islands undeveloped, which pleases residents who have fought development efforts in the past.
Mary Jo Melone
Public will buy story grand jury has to sell
Ralph Fernandez has apparently already forgotten that while most of America said it was sick and tired of hearing about the disgusting things Monica and Bill did in that room near the Oval Office, most of America also soaked up every single disgusting detail.

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Elections chief: End punch card system
Pam Iorio wants to test touch screens and optical scan ballots. County commissioners want to know who will pay.

Bail is granted in secret evidence case
The government obtains an emergency stay, and an immigrant from Gaza with USF ties remains in jail.

Drought brings fires, tougher water limits
Without another half-inch of rain, the year 2000 will go down as the Tampa Bay area's driest since rainfall totals were first recorded in 1890.

War was hard on those part Japanese
Soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Herbert T. Kimura was classified as an enemy. In fact, he was a second-generation Japanese-American whose family had settled in St. Petersburg.

U.S. loses a round in baby Sabrina case
TAMPA -- Wednesday brought another setback for the U.S. Attorney's Office in its case against Steven and Marlene Aisenberg.

South Pinellas headlines
  • Birth mother enters fray in custody fight for Sam
  • Chris Eaton to join race for City Council seat
  • Thieves targeting cars at child care centers

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Players won't let a city fee increase slide
  • Students ship Christmas hope to Cambodians
  • Oldsmar told charter school plan flawed
  • State move lets overpass plan proceed
  • North Pinellas digest
  • Chase tally: 2 arrests, 2 cars, lots of tires
  • Proposed horse farm clears jump
  • Pinellas buys three Anclote River islands
  • Death overcomes hope in search for man
  • Board has charter school decisions to make
  • North Pinellas in brief
  • Mease Countryside plans expansion
  • Phillips set to continue her run of good fortune
  • Mark your calendar
  • Avenue Players exit Tarpon Springs
  • County rejects dock in Sutherland Bayou
  • Wander Pinellas

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Model in murder plot up for parole
  • Ventura slams money-tainted politics
  • Expert's past raises queries
  • Teens get cigarette ordinance passed
  • K-Bar's future to hinge upon 47 acres' fate
  • With killer set to die, pain lingers for victim's twin
  • Hillsborough County seeking compromise on water rules
  • DUI trial hears survivor of crash that killed 3
  • Health program's reserves low
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