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August 4, 2002
Scramble to find, train poll workers goes down to wire
[Times photo: Jamie Francis]
Elections officials are racing to ready new machines and hire and prepare poll workers.
Mary Jo Melone
Behind Castro's handshake lurk generations of suffering
Cuba is not a place on a map to Simon Canasi but a large chunk of his heart's landscape.

Top stories
Lobbyist never gave up on Cuba trip
Albert Fox Jr., a Tampa native, never let go of his goal of arranging a meeting between Dick Greco and Fidel Castro.

Heavy rains refilling depleted ground water
The Hillsborough River and parts of the Floridan Aquifer return to healthy levels. Other parts and some strained lakes and wetlands, however, are not as full.

Dress rehearsal for voters puts new devices onstage
Final results on a mock vote take longer than expected, but voters like the new touch screens.

Norman challenges opponent to debate
Political Junkie is an occasional column on this year's election season.

Metro Week in Review
Preschool is spared from budget ax

South Pinellas headlines
  • Woman lived history in post-war Japan
  • Fate of Lealman 'city' in hands of its residents
  • Voucher schools attempt to regroup after shakeup
  • Baseball officials reviewing violence
  • Just give us a name, not a number, for roads
  • Noted historian to unveil the past for Azalea group
  • Store to open 2nd location
  • Beaches notebook
  • A day on the job: Zerica Whittingham, midwife
  • Sharing 'your songs' opens musical horizons
  • Despite objections, condo project resumes
  • Former Hurricane is driven to succeed

  • Letters
  • Motorists without lights are a hazard

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • The Hidalgo connection
  • Tax sale may lead buyer to dead end
  • Out-of-city residents' fees to be examined
  • Army corps may rescue eroding bayous
  • Musical mothers create a sweet life
  • A choice side effect: fewer school portables

  • Editorial
  • Largo at a fork in the road to redeveloping downtown

  • Letters
  • Fire questions have answers

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Motorcyclist dies in early morning accident

  • North of Tampa
  • Schmoozing with their hair down
  • 110-home project endorsed
  • Future dynasty?
  • Week in review
  • Fire-damaged store may reopen
  • Open or shut
  • Squeezing some fun out of a poorly planned vacation
  • Clothing company to build new offices
  • Musical moms find life is sweet
  • Busy intersection to get traffic light
  • Environmental concerns hover over K-Bar Ranch
  • Village master plan put on fast track
  • Hunter's Green couple has diamond anniversary
  • Sports digest

  • News of Florida
  • McBride's law firm often foe to his allies
  • Ballot wording might change
  • FCAT tests complex, conflicting emotions
  • Politicians invited to dine on opossum
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