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December 13, 2001

Tampa Bay: December 13, 2001
Neighbors fear marina makeover
[Times photo: Ken Helle]
The City Council votes today on a $5-million metamorphosis of the Davis Islands basin.
Hillsborough County news
Judge to break the color barrier
Quietly next year, a milestone will be set at the Hillsborough County Courthouse. An African-American judge will join the circuit civil division for the first time.

Chatterbox's decades-long run nears end
The bar that opened during Prohibition will fall prey to a retail complex after New Year's Eve.

Fire destroys home, holiday gifts
TAMPA -- The wood-frame bungalow at 11 Hamilton Heath Drive was more than just a home for Diane Schiller and her family. It was the keeper of family milestones.

Seven more face cocaine charges
TAMPA -- Seven more defendants have been arrested in connection with an ongoing drug investigation that has netted more that 100 tons of cocaine.

Man faces fraud, theft charges
TAMPA -- A 44-year-old Temple Terrace man was charged Wednesday with scheming to defraud and grand theft after police said he fraudulently billed the credit cards of auto repair customers 98 times between September 1999 and May 2001.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Defense projects in line for boosts
  • Meals on Wheels will keep on rolling
  • Hinesley is now a topic statewide
  • Flailing museum turns to classes
  • Chief apologizes for 'orangutan' remark
  • Judge's house deal probed
  • Crime takes a bite out of dog
  • Neighbors fear marina makeover
  • Year-end show has sun, moon and meteors in cosmic cast
  • Man gets $165,000 in tobacco lawsuit
  • Third Plant City officer is charged in wrongdoing

  • Pinellas headlines
  • Author: Cheat on the job, not the kids
  • Police have suspect in string of burglaries
  • Plot to rob armored truck is a flop
  • Casino boat could dock in Tarpon
  • Neighbors get preview of plans for new mall
  • Death stuns woman's family
  • Designer of boats, including pram, dies
  • Power line on car keeps rescuers at bay
  • Police chief refocuses department priorities
  • Decisive action needed for beach development
  • Young fundraisers should work, not beg, for money

  • News of Florida
  • Budget cuts pass the buck to local schools
  • Gore in Florida for fundraiser on anniversary of concession
  • Around the state
  • Two Democrats could vie for attorney general bid
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