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Wednesday, May 15, 2002
Catholic school's students to be tested for drugs
Clearwater Central Catholic School will begin performing random drug tests of students starting this fall.
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Freight train derails in Martin County
Bush signs bill making falsifying state records a felony
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Lyons' aide runs afoul of probation
photoIn less than a month after her release from federal custody, Bernice Edwards was back to her old tricks, officials say. Story

A man who fenced off lakeside residents' view also bought an underwater stretch behind 61 Pinellas homes that lies beneath docks. Story
[Times photo: Fred Victorin]

U.N. alters sanctions against Baghdad
The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday unanimously adopted a U.S.-crafted resolution to reinforce military sanctions against Iraq while eliminating most restrictions on Baghdad's trade in civilian goods. Story
Mrs. Bush: Education will combat terrorism
First lady Laura Bush, addressing the Mideast crisis on Tuesday, condemned young Palestinian suicide bombers and those who incite them. She also called for children worldwide to be taught tolerance and a respect for life. Story
Calls rise for change in Arafat's domain
Corruption, cronyism and inefficiency prompt criticism by Palestinians, who still want the Israelis out first. Story
U.S. general to lead forces in Afghanistan
The U.S. military plans to install a new commander of American forces in Afghanistan, marking the first time that a single officer stationed in the region has been designated to oversee most aspects of the war. Story
Drug prices ignite war of words
As Congress considers restrictions on the pharmaceuticals industry, its lobbyists campaign hard. Story

Editorial: All this artifice
Editorial: Racketeer law goes too far
Editorial: Harder on welfare recipients
Letters: Power of greed suppresses ethics and morality
Howard Troxler: Powerboat racers rev an idle threat to civic pride
Robert Trigaux: 'Masters of the universe' master hubris
Bill Maxwell: Hands off the Preservation 2000 funds
Gary Shelton: Canseco's exit is far too quiet

  • Militants' attack in Indian Kashmir kills 30, wounds 47
  • FAA rejects pilots' demand to ground jets
  • Sharon adds reform to talks' preconditions

  • Check of priests' files finds no misconduct
  • Sexual offender to leave county
  • Deadline passes; ex-USF teacher still jailed
  • A new love, restored

  • Fliers fine, but airline filing may hurt others
  • Chamber's next task: taming traffic

  • Yankees deliver dose of reality
  • Getting swept up with a new sport
  • CCChampions

  • Bush torn over Everglades bill

  • ABC wants everyone to get happy
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  • Green Day rising
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  • Water, sewer struggle may be at its end
  • 'Please, I'm not ready to die'

  • Brooksville, county agree to meet again on dispute
  • Leaders examine affordable housing

  • Leaders remove codes appointee
  • Four boys tell how they were abused

    Beyond gator nuggets   A Valrico woman writes a cookbook loaded with recipes for preparing alligator, everything from alligator l'orange to alligator chili. Story

    [Times photo: Patty Yablonski]

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    Bush campaign stop miffs school officials
    Hillsborough school officials are miffed that an elementary became a campaign stop. Story
    Schools may relax rules on hair
    The district also proposes the conduct code allow cell phones and other devices, if they're turned off. Story
    Deadline passes; ex-USF teacher still jailed
    His attorneys say the government has no legal right to hold Mazen Al-Najjar longer than six months. Story
    Yankees deliver dose of reality
    YANKEES 10, RAYS 3: Two-game winning streak ends in a game marked by a wild and tense eighth inning. Story
    Getting swept up with a new sport
    After a breakout at this year's Winter Olympics, curling dips into Florida. Story
    Clearwater Central Catholic beats Florida Christian for the Class 2A state title, but Northside Christian loses to Miami Brito in Class A. Story
    Bush torn over Everglades bill
    Should he sign or veto the crucial funding measure -- which also restricts challenges to development projects on environmental grounds? Story
    Fliers fine, but airline filing may hurt others
    Should US Airways decide to reorganize in bankruptcy court, the impact will be varied. Story
    Chamber's next task: taming traffic
    With talks stalled, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce hopes to jump-start action. Story

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