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December 13, 2001
Flailing museum turns to classes
[Times photo: Fred Victorin]
A permanent exhibit on JFK can't keep Florida International Museum afloat. Officials hope a deal to offer college classes there will.
Top stories
Crime takes a bite out of dog
A 3-year-old golden Lab is no match for knife-wielding burglars. Valuables are gone, but Rusty will be okay.

Defense projects in line for boosts
Three Tampa Bay operations are due to receive a significant boost in funding in a 2002 defense bill.

Meals on Wheels will keep on rolling
The program was set to cut 100,000 meals, but now, after government help, it can serve more.

Hinesley is now a topic statewide
The superintendent's new deal, in a time of budget cutting, draws attention in Tallahassee.

Chief apologizes for 'orangutan' remark
St. Petersburg's top cop says there was no racial slur intended in the description of a black suspect's behavior during an arrest.

Judge's house deal probed
The House subpoenas records involving Robert Bonanno's financing of a $450,000 model home.

Neighbors fear marina makeover
The City Council votes today on a $5-million metamorphosis of the Davis Islands basin.

Year-end show has sun, moon and meteors in cosmic cast
The next few days are enough to make an astronomer's pulse race.

Man gets $165,000 in tobacco lawsuit
Each side claims victory in a case that cost millions to bring to trial.

Third Plant City officer is charged in wrongdoing
TAMPA -- A third police officer has been charged in an ongoing federal investigation of wrongdoing at the Plant City Police Department.

South 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

  • 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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