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December 13, 2001
Tampa Bay: December 13, 2001 South Pinellas County news
Author: Cheat on the job, not the kids
ST. PETERSBURG -- T. Berry Brazelton has seen the scene play out too many times: An expectant mother visiting with the pediatrician breaks into tears when she talks about how soon she will have to return to work after her baby is born.

Police have suspect in string of burglaries
ST. PETERSBURG -- Thirty-seven times in six weeks, a burglar has used a primitive but effective technique to break into gas stations and other businesses in western and central St. Petersburg. The burglar typically throws a concrete block through a window, steals cigarette cartons and scratch-off lottery tickets, and smashes cash registers on the floor looking for money.

Plot to rob armored truck is a flop
ST. PETERSBURG -- At least two armed men tried to rob a Brinks armored truck Wednesday after couriers arrived at a downtown bank.

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

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • 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

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Judge to break the color barrier
  • Chatterbox's decades-long run nears end
  • Fire destroys home, holiday gifts
  • Seven more face cocaine charges
  • Man faces fraud, theft charges

  • 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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