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Thursday, June 6, 2002
Land speculator strikes again
Another stunned homeowner emerges in the tax deed drama that has turned a profiteer into a pariah. There's a happy ending, sort of. Story
Son's death deepens troubled family's tale
Police shoot a man whose father gained notoriety with drug and prostitution arrests and died in April.
Story
art h ed
People like Candace Crawford will look back on 9/11 as a touchstone, a fateful day when dreams collided with chaos. Story

Candice Crawford holds hands with boyfriend Mike Gundel after an assembly Friday at Pinellas Park High. Both graduated from the criminal justice magnet program.

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TAMPA BAY

Bush shields fund for land
The governor pleases environmentalists by vetoing a raid on Florida Forever money. Story

WORLD&NATION
Israel moves against Arafat's headquarters
The tank operation in Ramallah follows a suicide car bombing that kills 17 people in northern Israel. Story
VA may shutter some hospitals
The department plans to retrench in some places and add services where the veterans of today and tomorrow actually live. Story
BUSINESS
Theme parks will file safety reports
After a string of amusement park ride mishaps in recent years, Florida's three biggest theme park operators have quietly agreed to voluntarily submit quarterly ride accident reports to state safety inspectors for the first time. Story
Utilities beef up hurricane readiness
Tampa Electric launches a new computer system while Florida Power adds more outage phone lines. Story
US Airways supports TIA in rebuilding plan
Wrapping up his tour of key cities, David Siegel presses for concessions while stressing Florida's importance to the airline. Story
US Airways will not fail as a company, Siegel vows


OPINION and COLUMNS
Editorial: Hillsborough school deficiencies
Editorial: A lack of focus
Letters: Bishops can open the way to a new church structure
Ernest Hooper: Plenty of beer, song and dance; no wings

WORLD&NATION
  • Israel moves against Arafat's headquarters
  • VA may shutter some hospitals

  • TAMPA BAY
  • Sept. 11 muscles in on their memories
  • Land speculator strikes again
  • Tornado tears up mobile homes
  • Lynch wants tighter rules from Dallas
  • Bush vetoes pare Pinellas programs
  • Cause of aircraft crashes 'too early to tell'
  • 2 honored for rescuing 4 from flames
  • Son's death deepens troubled family's tale

  • BUSINESS
  • Theme parks will file safety reports
  • Utilities beef up hurricane readiness
  • US Airways will not fail as a company, Siegel vows
  • US Airways supports TIA in rebuilding plan

  • SPORTS
  • Lecture is taken to heart
  • Prince Salman gets his money's worth
  • Quiet legend's leadership puts Hurricanes on track
  • Favorites off and running

  • STATE
  • State tries to set record straight on school funding
  • Bush shields fund for land

  • ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT
  • Side show
  • In the news

  • PASCO
  • Copying of ID cards leads to arrest
  • Bush's ax swings past 11 items

  • HERNANDO
  • State sends Brooksville $1.7-million
  • Ghost of angst felt at hearing for apartments

  • CITRUS
  • New trial denied for conspirator
  • Charges dropped in party incident

  • WEEKEND
    Take a break,baby   Florida's west coast has a surprising number of excellent pool players and respected billiard halls. Story

    [Times photo:
    Carrie Pratt]


    FLORIDIAN
    Filing by piling
    [Times photo: Fred Victorin]
    Some may call them messy desks; to their owners they are custom-designed vertical files, indispensable collections of papers that record, remind and and create priorities. Story
    More interactive graphics
    Multimedia reports

    NEWS UPDATE
    Frankel drops out of governor's race
    State Rep. Lois Frankel had been thinking of dropping out of her long-shot bid for governor since March. Today, she made it official.
    Other News Update headlines
    Victim of hit-and-run driver identified as Largo woman, 55
    Suspect sought in robbery of Clearwater lingerie shop
    Hernando gas leak prompts evacuation
    State seeks $25,000 for gasoline price gouging
    Click here for the CQ update
    TAMPA BAY
    Lynch wants tighter rules from Dallas
    The bishop thinks a tougher stance on sexual abuse by priests is best if the church is to move on. Story
    Tornado tears up mobile homes
    About three dozen homes are damaged by the season's first twister as it spins across western Hillsborough. Story

    Bush vetoes pare Pinellas programs
    In some cases, the aid was for new programs or expansions; agencies are not threatened. Story
    Cause of aircraft crashes 'too early to tell'
    The pilot's family suspects Michael Antinori might have been trying to prove his nerve was intact after the first crash. Story
    2 honored for rescuing 4 from flames
    A firefighter and a truck driver are given awards for dashing to aid people in a burning car on I-275. Story
    SPORTS
    Lecture is taken to heart
    RAYS 8, JAYS 6: After pregame talk from Hal McRae, Tampa Bay puts together 16 hits. Story
    Prince Salman gets his money's worth
    The Saudi royal is happy to have bought a Triple Crown title shot with War Emblem. Story
    Quiet legend's leadership puts Hurricanes on track
    Ron Francis has provided more than goals and assists in the playoffs. Story
    Favorites off and running
    LAKERS 99, NETS 94: L.A. takes Game 1 by opening big lead, then withstanding rally. Story
    STATE
    State tries to set record straight on school funding
    Gov. Bush and others say bad data resulted in less federal education money than expected. Story



     
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