December 19, 2001
[Times photo: Michael Rondou]
Mayor Rick Baker, left, announces his decision Tuesday, with Chuck Harmon.
The trouble with Vines went beyond his remark
On the question of whether it was silly "political correctness" that led to Tuesday's firing of St. Petersburg's police chief:
Baker fires Vines for rousing distrust
Mayor Rick Baker says police Chief Mack Vines' description of a black man's actions reopened divisions in St. Petersburg.
A title made in sand
A sculpture two decades ago helps Treasure Island win the "Sand Sculpture Capital of Florida" title from the governor.
Beer here? Perhaps not in bottles
Boorish fans in other cities prompt the sports authority to wonder if beer should be served in cups at Bucs games.
USF trustees to hear report on Al-Arian
The meeting will review an attorney's "assessment of the legal issues" surrounding the controversial suspended professor.
Angry residents play a role in capturing carjack suspect
Police say community outrage helped capture a suspect in the knifepoint carjacking that injured an 83-year-old grandmother.
Gaining keys to a dream
Three single mothers and their children walk into their new homes Tuesday.
Reward is offered as police seek suspect in serial rapes
ST. PETERSBURG -- The attacker was riding a purple and white 10-speed bicycle when he approached the woman on April 11, 2000, said St. Petersburg police.
Judge's sympathy for small defendant ends
TAMPA -- This time, Paul Hamill's size didn't make a difference.
Tampa Bay briefs
Illegal alien sought in slaying
South Pinellas headlines
Country Snowbirds spread the weekly jam
Bank moves to foreclose on John's Pass Marina
Don't demolish old church sanctuary
Clinging to a vanishing lifestyle
Shop offers sartorial salvation on Sundays
Comfort takes a holiday in name of good
Big turnout for CASA hears of touching need
Man surfing in gulf dies
Boy, 9, fills Santa's shoes for needy kids
A class of their own
Walking a narrow line between law and love
Gulfport laundries see water bills soar
Temple Beth-El looks to the future -- again
Neighborhood groups oppose dropout plan
ALF to replace apartment buildings
Bit of joy for all the lonely people
Audit faults management of Heritage Village museum
From small boats come larger lessons
Pinellas County dominates fall league
Area boat designer helped build sport
Countryside victory gives club big boost
North Pinellas headlines
Inmate sues over shooting by deputy
One resort deal dies, another resurrected
G.I. Joe mimics, flatters a real hero
City leans toward raising bid threshold
Man charged with sexual abuse of young boys
Oldsmar worker fired for remarks
Stauffer activist files suit to stop EPA
Belcher work to halt traffic
Dog gone tale ends happily for family
Superintendent Hinesley worth every penny
Ex-officer acquitted of robbery attempt
Unusual building passes Ybor test
DNA solves 1 mystery of burned body
Time running out to mail those gifts
A giving heart inspires many
Taking the measure of a judge, general and quilter
News of Florida
New state yardstick to measure schools
Children need tests for harm from arsenic, scientists say
Lawmakers propose bonds to buy Everglades land
All but one part of new election law okayed
Lawmaker urges penalizing deadbeat doctors
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