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April 3, 2002
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Upper-deck blues
Fans reassess their seat strategy after learning of restrictions on the cheaper and higher decks at the Trop.

[Times photo: Toni L. Sandys]
Haley Newhausen, 2, of Spring Hill is all smiles as her brother, Chase, 6, and mother, Lynda, enjoy the upper deck of Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Tuesday night. They were sad to learn the area will stay closed for games this season when the lower levels are not sold out
Busy Americans are just #%*! rude
Constant yammering on cell phones. Cursing. Driving like maniacs. A nationwide poll finds Americans are not nearly as nice as we used to be.

Howard Troxler
Dear Jeb: See past the lies, veto phone bill

Dear Governor Bush:

Area diocese alters plan for fall meetings
Church leaders planned a Mass to kick off a historic gathering. That service is now on hold amid improper conduct claims against a bishop.

Man, gun vanish at TIA
About 3,000 people are evacuated, disrupting two dozen flights. Search turns up nothing but new questions about safety.

Thousands could join Orkin lawsuit
The lawsuit claims thes pest control giant failed to provide some services after charging customers.

Fire erupts at TECO power plant
TAMPA -- Hillsborough County Fire Rescue crews responded to a fire at the Tampa Electric Co.'s Gannon Power Station in Port Sutton early Wednesday.

South Pinellas headlines
  • Perks to help people, pets to commune with nature
  • St. Petersburg ready for Festival of States
  • Priest scandal again shifts to the bay area
  • County moves to restrict annexing of Lealman land
  • Public bus drivers aren't tour guides
  • Veterinarian links 8 pets' ills to dog park
  • Blues Cafe finds new use for an old cruiser
  • A day on the job in South Pinellas County
  • School briefs
  • Achievers
  • Expanding on a theme
  • Beaches notebook
  • Runners asked to register
  • Avenues may revert to two way
  • Tennis and yacht club toasts new officers
  • What's up on campus
  • Payment of $3-million ends long zoning battle
  • Military news
  • Several area players in USTA Super National
  • Winged Sprint race honors late Sunshine driver

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Prior acts okay in llama trial
  • Opening Saturday: Paw Place dog park
  • Safety Harbor says yes to new building
  • Recreation is taking new direction
  • Lab operators get prison in water-testing fraud
  • Tarpon house fire blamed on hair dryer
  • Park's friends organize to improve it
  • Bad bill will become costly law without Bush veto
  • Lab operators get prison for falsifying water tests
  • Cycling clubs' criteriums are ready to roll

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Old shuttle may again lift off
  • Postal glitch leads to jailing
  • Glitch mars touch screen debut
  • Effort to cut show funding protested
  • Boarded dog that ran away found dead
  • Twin brothers arrested in defacing of church
  • Gunman robs jewelry store owners
  • Man not charged in 2 dog deaths

  • News of Florida
  • Gainesville serial killer makes new death penalty appeal
  • Slain soldier leaves student college money
  • Education code compromise crumbling

  • Howard Troxler
  • Dear Jeb: See past the lies, veto phone bill

  • Lucy Morgan
  • It was Civility Day in the Capitol
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