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December 11, 2001
A deputy dog in training

[Times photo: John Pendygraft]
TAMPA -- Her nose snuffling like a steam engine, Ruby the bloodhound picks up speed as she tracks the bait.
Mary Jo Melone
When it comes to downtowns, St. Petersburg gets the last laugh
Mayor Dick Greco is expected to announce plans soon to build apartments in downtown Tampa.

Top stories
Light rail may link Pinellas to high speed line
ST. PETERSBURG -- Florida's new high-speed rail system might stop short of St. Petersburg, victimized by cost and logistics.

Bias complaints emerge from USF graduate school
University of South Florida officials are investigating new allegations of racial discrimination after a state senator contacted the school about complaints he had received.

That doggie on the Web
LARGO -- Cat No. 50254 has beautiful eyes, a purr like a lawn mower and only the slightest chance of getting out of here alive.

Justice Department okays county redistricting map
Residents of Ruskin now get to vote on the same Hillsborough County Commission candidates as people who live in Town 'N Country.

Negotiations shave cost of touch screens
Sequoia agreed to reduce some costs, and the county cut the number of voting machines.

Decision day for Hinesley's contract
LARGO -- Amid uncertainty and tough economic times, the Pinellas School Board is scheduled today to consider approving a lucrative new contract to keep longtime Superintendent Howard Hinesley.

Former educator, orator dies at 105
Wertie Cook Blanchard Hughes died Friday (Dec. 7, 2001) at Countryside Health Care Center, Palm Harbor. She was 105.

Tampa Bay briefs
Man found dead in burned apartment


South Pinellas headlines
  • Boat crash survivors cope with their loss

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Ice adds symbolism as Hanukkah begins
  • County to pay at least $70,000 to settle case
  • Separation of churches, bars may end
  • Beach projects top city's agenda
  • Next stop for skate park plan: Where?
  • Mother files wrongful death lawsuit
  • Busy junction may get signal
  • Sheriff's Office isn't fit to investigate child abuse, neglect
  • Perry overcomes stroke of bad luck

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Roofer killed as boom hits power line
  • Decision is today on two areas' annexation

  • News of Florida
  • Governor signs 11 bills designed to fight terrorism
  • U.S. policy persecutes Muslims, professor says
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