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December 19, 2000

Mary Jo Melone
His silent victory will speak volumes
When I pulled off Route 60 and into the restaurant parking lot, Tom Cooney was by the front door, practicing America the Beautiful. If people entering or leaving the restaurant thought him strange, he didn't so much as glance their way.

Top stories
Pastor arrested on 1991 warrants
A Bethel Metropolitan Baptist official confirms that the new pastor surrendered Friday in Escambia County.

'N Sync, Aerosmith to rock halftime show
MTV is banking on Super Bowl music appealing to all, with Ray Charles and the Backstreet Boys kicking off the pre-game show.

Tapes leave listeners doubtful
The enhanced tapes of the Aisenbergs sounded unnatural, and the credentials of a government audio expert were questioned.

Crunch time for Super Bowl guests
The big game was awarded to Tampa without first securing hotel commitments, which is forcing corporate high-rollers to Orlando for top-flight rooms.

Sam's father asks court to retain ruling on custody
The adoptive parents continue to battle a ruling from the Alabama Supreme Court that would give the 4-year-old to his father.

Tampa Bay briefs
Outage leaves 1,500 without electricity

Insurance issue threatens area ALFs
Three care facilities in the Tampa Bay area are among 29 statewide that have been operating without mandatory insurance coverage.

South Pinellas headlines
  • 2 brothers arrested in slaying
  • Businessman announces race for District 5 council seat

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • U.S. 19 lighting project on hold
  • Hospital gets nod to build up, not out
  • Site decision clouds Sand Key fire station
  • Police search for man after gas station robbery
  • Peers, parents point out district's terrific teachers
  • Transfer of EPA investigator annoys residents, lawmaker
  • Woman's election tour ends at Gore home
  • City manager: Look at facts on Phillies stadium
  • Annexing enclaves appeals to Largo
  • Tampa Bay Water wants to pump more, cheaper
  • Police search for man after gas station robbery
  • CGA players take different course to win
  • Performers of the week
  • North Pinellas digest
  • Lessons in giving
  • School news

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Incoming state attorney cleans house
  • Deputy known for loyalty
  • Class-action suit charges misuse of credit data
  • Pasco driver killed in I-4 wreck

  • News of Florida
  • Nursing home task force backs down
  • Big accounting firms turn down this count
  • 22 minutes, 25 votes: It's final
  • Al-Najjar's backers demand an end to FBI's 'harassment'
  • Media to take fresh look at ballots
  • Around the state
  • State Democratic Party keeps Poe as chairman
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