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March 20, 2002
Welcome, sweet springtime
[Times photo: John Pendygraft]
Ruby, a baby orangutan at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, spent Tuesday picking flowers and rolling in fields. The 2-year-old has only recently begun exploring the world outside her mother's arms. "In the winter she stays close to mom for warmth," said Lee Ann Rottman, the zoo's assistant curator of primates. "Now that it's nice and warm, she's venturing out."
Howard Troxler
Dear Senate: We'll know who raised phone rates
To the honorable members of the Florida Senate:

Top stories
Tallahassee heaps more praise on Tampa boys
Lawmakers spotlight the two 13-year-olds who turned in the $4,000 they found. Jeb Bush gives them a tour and a tip on how to shake hands.

Leto High waging war on rats
Students say they're fed up with rodents scurrying around. A school official says the problem is under control.

Customs agent shares front-line view
Customs Agent Roger Urbanski says that fighting terrorism is everyone's job.

Bob Moreland, 76, retired Times photographer, dies
Bob Moreland, an honored news and features photographer for the St. Petersburg Times, died Tuesday (March 19, 2002) at the Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Brooksville. He was 76.

Study links genetic trait to addiction
The discovery may aid in measuring addiction risks and lead to more effective treatments.

South Pinellas headlines
  • Arbor Day festival comes to Seminole
  • Parents say no to uniforms -- again
  • Some Leaguers might even have red nails these days
  • ParkSide Movies 16 lures film fans with $1 matinees
  • City looks far, picks manager who's near
  • This time, it could be last call for Pelican Diner
  • Residents complain city ignores their neighborhood
  • Once respectable, now homeless
  • Childhood home memories come alive -- 64 years later
  • Sunset Bay Inn B&B basks in AAA award
  • Business briefs
  • WORKING: A day on the job in south Pinellas County
  • School briefs
  • Beaches notebook
  • The Vinoy bids hello to Bardy arty people
  • Buzzed about bots
  • Pinellas Park police group endorses Bradbury
  • New rule would ban soliciting on streets
  • City may ban street sales, more
  • Riviera's students triumph in Quiz Bowl
  • Cartoon Network program is SMASH at Sexton
  • Riders receive a tune-up in Goodlife Games
  • Attention turns to less serious Bathtub event

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Days numbered for popular fishing spot
  • Dunedin store sells winner
  • Pinellas digest
  • Teenager says stabbing was self-defense
  • Largo may buy up flood prone homes
  • Suicidal man shot after pointing gun at girlfriend
  • Archer wins, issues stomped
  • Jays state case on stadium costs
  • Molester breaks rule, gets probation

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • 2 robbers, 2 methods -- same results

  • News of Florida
  • Senate advances new congressional districts
  • Measure could unseal complaints on judges
  • Police storm pediatrics ward to free hostage
  • Health insurance bill's makeover turns the tide
  • 'Doctor of the day' has serious start in capital
  • Lawmakers must deal with dueling budgets
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