Links from the Times for Dec. 19
Ex-USF student gets 15 years in explosives case
Former University of South Florida student Ahmed Mohamed got a 15-year sentence on Thursday for providing material support to terrorism. Ahmed Mohamed admitted in a plea agreement that he created a 12-minute YouTube video showing how to turn a child's remote control toy into a detonator. | Previous coverage | Video: The clip that got Mohamed in trouble.
Lowry Park Zoo president resigns
Lex Salisbury resigned Thursday at the request of the zoo's board of directors. Salisbury met with the directors to answer questions about a critical Tampa city audit of the zoo's practices. | Special report: The zoo and the city | Special report: Zoo Story | Where are the zoo's tiger cubs? | Video: Lowry Park debuts white tiger cubs (2007)
Saudis, Indians among Clinton foundation donors
The world opened its wallet for Bill Clinton. Governments, corporations and billionaires with their own interests in U.S. foreign policy gave the former president's charity millions of dollars, according to records he released Thursday. | See who contributed
Pinellas teachers union director dies
Jade Moore, the executive director of the Pinellas teachers union for 34 years, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008. He was 61. Long active in area politics, he was a founding member of the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club. | Guest book | Gallery | In his words: Mr. Moore was an occasional guest columnist on St. Petersburg Times opinion pages.