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March 3, 2002
Star gazing
[Times photo: Toni L. Sandys]
Brooke Greene, 16, of New Port Richey leans over the railing to get her picture taken with actor Dennis Quaid before Saturday afternoon's Rays game. Quaid threw the first pitch out at the game as part of a promotion for the movie The Rookie, in which he plays a former Devil Rays pitcher.
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Leader of the pack
Cub Scouts converge on the Ice Palace to put homemade hot rods to the test. It all started with a piece of pine.

The Al-Arian argument
TAMPA -- Sami Al-Arian jots notes on a legal pad, sets it aside, clasps his hands atop his head. He sighs and scowls. He closes his eyes, covers his mouth, balls his left hand into a fist.

Eckerd's leader draws on past for a beginning
The new president praises the school's rebound from financial problems during his inauguration Saturday.

The week in review
Indian group again aims at Chasco fest

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts Winners
The winner of the Raymond James Best of Show award and the accompanying $15,000 check at the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts in Tampa on Saturday was Tom Haney of Atlanta for a sculpture called Combo.

South Pinellas headlines
  • Concerns on rise as drug arrests fall
  • Still responding to the call
  • There he is, Mr. Seminole
  • Polls open Tuesday for city elections
  • 'It's like we've lost a big diamond'
  • City to pay $796,000 for mobile home park
  • Charters, bureaucrats' terms dot elections
  • Pinellas Park vote cuts Lealman in half
  • Sign doesn't tell whole story; there's a reason
  • Boys & Girls Club event is filled to brims with fun
  • What age is best for competitive sports?
  • 'Drugs ain't white, drugs ain't black'
  • Man loses both feet in mishap at work
  • Candidates not afraid to criticize
  • B&B ordinance creates cacophony of complaints
  • Church's banner snatched
  • Candidates share ideas for council
  • A tale of 2 candidates for mayor
  • Student's death overwhelms military schoolmates
  • Cutting the commute
  • Four seek office in beach city
  • Church's bell tower easily rings up votes
  • Harmony on issues cools candidate forum's fire
  • 3 towns ready for election on Tuesday
  • Art show also exhibits trains, games and music
  • KC lets officers join state retirement plan
  • Gulfport contenders for council share stage
  • Lealman's future yet unknown
  • Council reaches out to other kids
  • Illegal dumper may pay humdinger of a fine
  • Community Center has renovation celebration
  • Trip gives student a world of ambition
  • Tarpon Springs marathoner Wehr will go the distance to compete
  • Team Bongiorno rolls to city tourney victory

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • On Pinellas commission's agenda: efficiency
  • Before you can shop, trees must drop
  • On commissioners' agenda: efficiency
  • Hassle, mystery, duty: Voting views vary
  • News of bikes on buses getting around
  • Chloramine will alter tap water's taste, odor
  • 'Unusual interests' might lead to the stars
  • Kapok Tree founder, supporter of the arts

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Minority contract oversight shaken up
  • Squad cars hit; driver arrested

  • North of Tampa
  • 'A chance to shine'
  • Primordial soup was soothing
  • Toothache part of recipe for success
  • New ambulance to counter traffic, sprawl
  • Wandering carts
  • Haul away those hoops each night or be fined
  • Schools roundup
  • Petition on apartments may prove to be futile
  • Open and shut
  • Official frowns on plans for homes
  • Mall paves way for road work money
  • Newcomer Alonso scores first win
  • Carrollwood swimmers head to all-star meet

  • News of Florida
  • Reno shows a softer side on road tou
  • Daytona tallies the price of the party
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