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December 29, 2001

Tampa Bay: December 29, 2001
Baby doesn't wait for ride to hospital
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[Times photo: Krystal Kinnunen]
A Mom knew her son was ready to be born, she just didn't know how ready. She gave birth in grandma's car.
North Pinellas County news
Thrown Big Gulp slows robber
A customer filling mugs with soft drinks intervenes as a man holds up a Texaco station. Authorities believe they have found the suspect.

Firefighter's family given Florida Christmas
The widow and children of a man lost in the Sept. 11 attacks are treated to a special holiday by an array of eager donors.

College Hill finally wins spelling fight
Vanderbuilt street signs annoy many residents. They have convinced Clearwater leaders to make an official change to Vanderbilt, as in university.

Oldsmar in market for library location
Officials must find a building site quickly to meet a deadline for state money to build the facility.

Ruling a blow to foes of Stauffer plan
The court refuses to block an EPA action that environmentalists fear will silence a key critic of the cleanup plan for the Superfund site.

Mystery writer has more books up his sleeve
Jim Swain's first novel, about a retired cop living in Palm Harbor, has put him on a fast track to success, his editor says.

Pinellas digest
Dunedin signs new electricity pact

Crash causes five-car pileup on Gulf-to-Bay
CLEARWATER -- A woman was seriously injured in a five-car chain-reaction crash near Clearwater High School Friday afternoon.

AWBL pitcher tops highlights
The year 2001 was filled with honors and championships earned by youth athletes.

Lion, lamb reside in one man
"We cannot make peace without the military, but ultimately the responsibility for peace will lie outside the military," says a man comfortable in both a yarmulke and Navy uniform.


Tampa Bay headlines
  • Crash creates an inferno
  • Defiant killer sentenced to death one more time
  • A litany of excuses
  • Air Force cadet dies in car crash
  • The practice of peaceful meditation . . . and revolt
  • Tampa Bay briefs
  • Homeless cross bay in protest

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Space heater blamed in house fire
  • Mayor backs Bayfront Health's partnership
  • Errant car lurches into bridal store

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Heritage echoes in Kwanzaa
  • A closer look: One Hillsborough church

  • Sandra Thompson
  • New charms prove less captivating than the old

  • News of Florida
  • Foundations' founder yet to donate $67-million

  • Steve Bousquet
  • Turning up the heat on tax reform dreams
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