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December 28, 2001

Tampa Bay: December 28, 2001 Ernest Hooper
From perceived slight to reality: a new chance

When the Tampa Organization of Black Affairs holds its annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast Jan. 21, the theme of the day will feature three words: redemption, rededication, recommitment.

Wounded officer still plans family vacation
[Times photo: John Pendygraft]
TAMPA -- As a robber held a gun to Luis Vasquez's head, all Vasquez could think of was his wife and two children sitting in the family's Ford just a few short feet away.
Hillsborough County news
Aisenberg case has no end in sight
Wrangling over legal fees and the release of surveillance tapes are but some of the issues still to be resolved.

Company to pay $690,000 to end Medicare scam case
TAMPA -- The owner of a St. Petersburg medical supplies company has agreed to pay $690,000 for scamming Medicare.

Hillsborough judge Bonanno quits as inquiry about to start
TAMPA -- Before the investigations began two years ago, three judges formed a powerful triumvirate at the Hillsborough County Courthouse.

  • Judge was investigated repeatedly
    TAMPA -- Judge Robert Bonanno stunned friends when he ended his judicial career Thursday to stop an ethics inquiry that might have lasted for months.

Near-tragedy renews a bond
Charlie Chau sat at the side of his daughter's hospital bed and just watched her sleep. It was Christmas evening, and he had come alone.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Near-tragedy renews a bond
  • Homeless seek shelter from chill
  • Hillsborough judge Bonanno quits as inquiry about to start
  • Tampa Bay briefs
  • Charity's Pinellas fundraising criticized

  • Pinellas headlines
  • New mother: Hospital assumed I was a criminal
  • Money earmarked for Midtown health center
  • County vows action on derelict property
  • Stories of war find new relevance
  • County leader snips at red tape
  • Landmark downtown thrift store to fold
  • No criminal charge filed in fatal accident
  • Belleair Bluffs mayor is an embarrassment
  • High school star Potter stays on roll
  • Bargains abound, but buy quick
  • Best bets

  • News of Florida
  • Lobbyists plan war on new tax proposal
  • Bush growth plan is back for a new try
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