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December 22, 2000

Homeless shelters filling up
[Times photo: Dirk Shadd]
Across the bay area, shelters are turning away people seeking refuge from the cold.

As sales slow, charity thrives
Even with a softening economy that has hit retailers hard, people in the Tampa Bay area still appear to be doling out healthy contributions to charity.

Howard Troxler
The clout isn't often stored in the Cabinet
Our president-elect has spent the week "filling his Cabinet," which is a great phrase. Even after I understood as a kid that it wasn't a literal thing, filling a Cabinet still seemed like a fun job, in the way you might stock a toy fort, or a dollhouse.

Top stories
Campus may get more power
A compromise would keep the St. Petersburg campus in the USF system but give it more independence.

Court orders talks on Sam
The meaning of the Alabama high court's order for mediation over the adopted boy is unclear.

All drivers may appear in digital lineups
The Pinellas Sheriff's Office gets $3.5-million for a new photo-matching program.

Tampa Bay briefs
Girl mauled by family dogs listed in fair condition

Man, 18, sentenced to life for slaying
He, with two others, killed a man during a home invasion, investigators say.

Aisenberg spying extension unlawful
An investigator admits his application to continue secret surveillance wasn't legal.

'Crowbar robber' evades capture
In and out of banks in less than a minute, the man is responsible for a two-year crime wave, authorities say.

Drug case snitches lie, defense claims
TAMPA -- Defense attorneys for three St. Petersburg men accused of running a crack cocaine operation taking in more than $8-million a year told jurors Thursday that federal authorities had no evidence and relied on snitches with poor credibility to build their case.

South Pinellas headlines
  • Police gain weapon against booming bass
  • Arthur Hampton Jr., reliant on blood donors, dies

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • 27-year police sergeant dies at age 49
  • Police: Man secretly taped talk with officer
  • Two escape injury as fire destroys home
  • Tarpon votes to raise rates about $3 at golf course
  • Charities rake in war chest wealth
  • Officials seek 2 men after bank robbery
  • City Hall Park will close for facelift
  • Crash victim worried about eyes
  • Single father, four kids touched by kindness
  • Family told their above-ground pool must go
  • Potential cadets can learn of life at West Point
  • Dear Santa: I wish our officials got more respect
  • All signs point to go for walkers
  • Season rolls by with highs, lows
  • Retired Col. Edward Imparato, wrote about WWII
  • Sight unseen
  • Best bets

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Papers' ballot examination presses forward
  • A timely visit from a Claus with a cause
  • Drivers get a break on parking in Ybor City
  • Employee foils plans of would-be store robber
  • Bitten teen in fair condition
  • Bulletin board
  • Potential cadets can learn of life at West Point
  • Crash hurts two

  • News of Florida
  • Auditors hammer prison system
  • Bush team sizes up two Floridians
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