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December 20, 2001

Tampa Bay: December 20, 2001 Tampa Uncuffed
Twice in danger and twice lucky
The situation's potential did not strike Tampa Officer Gary Metzger until it was over.

Hillsborough County news
Debt is foundation of roads plan
County commissioners vote 3-2 to borrow heavily to address traffic concerns.

Westchase gets nod for library
Commissioners choose a site in a residential area along Countryway Boulevard over busy Race Track Road.

Mailed powder joke leads to sender's arrest
Authorities say the 21-year-old admitted sending powder to a friend in Lutz as a hoax.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Details of judge's misadventures are revealed
  • An escalating need
  • New chief asks: Just give me a chance
  • NRC has pills for nuclear neighbors
  • A bigger need for holiday giving
  • If you're flying, leave the fancy wrapping for when you get there
  • Freedom sought for Al-Najjar
  • USF will fire Al-Arian
  • Dismissal sparks wave of criticism
  • Report clears Sabrina detectives
  • Tampa Bay briefs
  • Schiavo meeting proves fruitless

  • Pinellas headlines
  • Times accused of age bias in lawsuit
  • Woman who knew Buffalo Bill dies
  • SPC plans to build training complex
  • Students learn the ABCs of saying 'I do'
  • Scientologists buy high-rise in Clearwater
  • Library architect to receive $1.6-million
  • Truck, car crash kills Pinellas Park woman
  • County denies new zoning for businesses
  • Expert: Horses, wetlands don't mix
  • Tarpon Springs would benefit from dog park
  • Other than a few quibbles, Largo satisfied with police
  • Neighbor denied restraining order
  • Pinellas competitors mastering marathon

  • News of Florida
  • Campaign money machine restarts -- on high
  • Tax break for private health clubs proposed
  • State auditors advise: Abolish commission
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