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Friday, June 21, 2002

The sound of frog love

As heavy rains fill parched ponds and drains, frog mating season leaps into high gear -- and that means lots of noisy serenades from amorous amphibians. Story
Lyons plans to resume ministry
Although his release from prison is more than a year off, he's looking for a new church to lead. Story

[AP photo]
Dejected USA goalkeeper Brad Friedel sits on the goal line after Germany's Michael Ballack scored on a header in the 39th minute. AP coverage
Quarterfinal lies in keeper’s hands
USA's Brad Friedel and Germany's Oliver Kahn are among the best in the world. Story

Beaches: Welcome to our world
[Times photo: Dirk Shadd]
Welcome to our special section on beaches. Our cover headline, Welcome To Our World, describes what this section is about. After all, if you live around Tampa Bay, some of the most beautiful beaches in the world are right outside your door.

Court bans execution of mentally retarded
The Supreme Court rules that a wave of state bans on the practice -- including in Florida -- formed a national consensus. Story
Security leak inquiry sought
Officials want to know who told the media about two Arabic messages that were intercepted Sept. 10. Story
Arizona fire roars through small town
Thousands are forced from their homes in the West due to the blazes, and more evacuations are possible. Story

Editorial: Confronting costly drugs
Editorial: Ventura's had enough
Letters: We need debate on the value of school vouchers
Howard Troxler: 'Big event' promoters deliver only promise
Jan Glidewell: Embrace the shredder to keep a shred of privacy
Gary Shelton: Lightning must get better ... immediately
Ernest Hooper: A heron, a song fest, a place for community

  • Arizona fire roars through small town
  • Court bans execution of mentally retarded
  • Security leak inquiry sought

  • Genshaft picks interim St. Petersburg leader
  • A choice deadline is moved up
  • The sound of frog love
  • Jury again finds Bowen guilty

  • Proxy battles latest hurdle for Europa
  • Publix heads into Tennessee
  • Business digest
  • Trade gap hits record $35.9-billion
  • Business agency chooses leader
  • Panel awards investor $4-million

  • Dealing for dollars
  • Lightning still covers the world
  • Quarterfinal lies in keepers' hands

  • Groups sue over amendment law
  • Groups sue over amendment law

  • Side show
  • In the news

  • Getaway goes bad during stop for gas
  • Veterans riled by flag rule
  • State will seek death in hitchhiker's slaying
  • Council talk of inquiry stirs building official

  • Fire rescue budget plan leaves tax rate intact
  • Golfers face new hazard: sinkholes
  • Drive for county union is launched

  • Man accused of ramming car
  • Citrus digest
  • Coalition delays vote on purchase of Florida Water
  • Altercation's language upsets some Democrats

    Flour, sugar and a whole lot of hot water   He's facing trouble in his main profession, the law. But baking fruit tarts and chocolate chip cookies takes his mind off it. Story

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    Stefanie Boyar]

    A million miles of devotion
    [Times photo: Fraser Hale]
    Jose and Judy Rivera loves their jobs and one another. They drive buses for HARTline, and both have been honored for driving a million miles without a preventable accident. Story

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    Pasco deputy cleared in fatal shooting
    A Pasco County sheriff's deputy was justified in shooting a woman in a Zephyrhills jewelry store last month, authorities said today.
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    Genshaft picks interim St. Petersburg leader
    The USF president now wants Ralph Wilcox to temporarily lead the St. Petersburg campus. Story
    A choice deadline is moved up
    The choice process for magnet and fundamental schools requires mid-October applications. Story
    Dealing for dollars
    Rays say they'll trade players for cash, though they insist they're not in financial trouble. Story
    Lightning still covers the world
    Even with its staff streamlined, Tampa Bay says it remains able to handle scouting. Story
    Groups sue over amendment law
    They say a new state law requiring price tags for citizen ballot initiatives is unconstitutional. Story
    Proxy battles latest hurdle for Europa
    MADEIRA BEACH -- Proxy battles are typically expensive affairs fought by teams of high-priced suits and silver-tongued PR people over blue-chip corporate spoils. Story
    Publix heads into Tennessee
    The Florida chain buys seven former Albertsons stores in the crowded Nashville market. Story
    Trade gap hits record $35.9-billion
    Imports rose twice as fast as exports in April, making the trade deficit expand. Other econonic reports were positive, but stocks still slid. Story
    Business agency chooses leader
    A former Sprint official will head up the group responsible for Florida's economic development. Story
    Panel awards investor $4-million
    A California investor has won a $4-million award against a brokerage firm that sold $140-million worth of municipal bonds to finance health care facilities for the elderly, including one in Seminole. All the bond issues are now in default. Story

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