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December 9, 2001
Heart, but no crown
[Times photo: Thomas Goethe]
Chamberlain High and its veteran coach come up short on the scoreboard but not on determination in the state championship game.
Mary Jo Melone
Bad tidings at the VA: Saga of the white angel
Oh, phony Christmas tree.

Top stories
High pressure steers winter away
The weather was actually supposed to be kind of cool today. That was the forecast earlier in the week, anyway.

Awaiting an airman's call
On Sept. 25 Tech. Sgt. Ken Butler said his goodbyes at MacDill Air Force Base. Every Saturday, his wife listens for one weekly phone call to get through.

Schools struggle with state rewards
The state recognition awards drive a wedge into schools where staff and parents can't agree how to spend the money.

The week in review
Tormented teen stars in video lesson

Tampa Bay briefs
Man fatally shoots himself in stomach

South Pinellas headlines
  • Teen charged with attempted murder
  • A spot of color
  • March's Pow Wow festival in works
  • Lost child, faith in kindness return
  • Building matches tube, but no scheme
  • Famous baby doctor to dispense advice
  • Long Kenneth City labor tiff has toll on paychecks
  • What's up on campus
  • Teens to present look at cliques
  • Ripples of racism probably just that
  • Heavenly hostesses smiling with Santa
  • 4th Street facelift: A building at a time
  • Bonus for good grade causes bickering again
  • Popular trolleys roll into extended service
  • Cops can't slow down school-zone speeders
  • Despite ruling, Belleair utility still uncertain
  • Cozy USF campus adds youth, brains and verve
  • Season raises questions among Jewish children
  • Development to close alley on Fourth Street
  • Unsigned letter stirs anxiety among police
  • Watching Olympics was a springboard for UF diver Close
  • Preps players roll into state event
  • Delie fulfills longing for first marathon victory

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Church loads up for one last fight
  • County still in running for land on waterfront
  • A day in the life of the average resident
  • Bargain books up for grabs for a while
  • A touch can be deadly for these kids
  • Mayor pushes charter school
  • Totally psyched about math
  • Welcome warmer since 9-11-01
  • Troopers, not deputies or police, should respond
  • Headlines through the years
  • Fire truck carries Santa's helpers

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Heart, but no crown
  • Woes didn't stop THAP perks
  • 2 dead, 5 injured in vehicle crashes

  • News of Florida
  • Species' endangered status at risk
  • Second patient gets improper treatment at Stuart hospital
  • School voucher campaign raises objections
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