December 20, 2001
Mary Jo Melone
With mayor's weak choice, city's racial rift widens
Mack Vines was not brought down by a poorly chosen word.
Dismissal sparks wave of criticism
There's support in certain corners, but the most vocal reaction to Mayor Rick Baker's decision to fire police Chief Mack Vines takes an angry tone.
New chief asks: Just give me a chance
On his first full day in his new job, St. Petersburg police Chief Chuck Harmon tries to reassure a divided city.
USF will fire Al-Arian
USF's president ties the firing to breach of contract and insubordination, not academic freedom.
Freedom sought for Al-Najjar
WASHINGTON -- Lawyers for Mazen Al-Najjar on Wednesday challenged the Immigration and Naturalization Service's authority to label him a national security threat and keep him in jail pending the outcome of his deportation case.
Details of judge's misadventures are revealed
Police say Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Charles Cope tried to kiss and touch a woman in California, leading to a misdemeanor battery charge.
NRC has pills for nuclear neighbors
The agency wants to give irradiation tablets to people near nuclear plants, including Crystal River's.
If you're flying, leave the fancy wrapping for when you get there
Some of the ho ho is a no-no this season as security overshadows the merry bustle as off to grandmother's house we go.
Report clears Sabrina detectives
A special prosecutor says the lead investigators and their superiors botched the investigation, but were not criminally negligent.
Tampa Bay briefs
Commissioner hospitalized with chest pains
Schiavo meeting proves fruitless
A meeting between attorneys in the case yields no progress.
South Pinellas headlines
Times accused of age bias in lawsuit
Woman who knew Buffalo Bill dies
North Pinellas headlines
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
Twice in danger and twice lucky
Debt is foundation of roads plan
Westchase gets nod for library
Mailed powder joke leads to sender's arrest
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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