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Tuesday, November 19, 2002
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Class size cost could revive gambling option
Gov. Bush says he would not rule out allowing video lottery terminals in parimutuel facilities. Story
Burglars hit swath of city
Businesses were broken into along a stretch of Fourth Street N and on Ninth Street N in St. Petersburg. Story
[Times photo: Dirk Shadd]
By the next TSA deadline, Dec. 31, all checked bags must be screened for explosives. Officials concede that some of the nation's largest airports won't be ready by then. Story

Charities suffer donations dip
Wallets haven't opened as wide since Sept. 11 and the economic downturn, local groups say as they miss goals. Story
Racist comment inquiry expands
The focus is no longer just on fire Lt. Jeannine Horton. Now, the city is looking into whether other firefighters may have used derogatory language. Story

Atkins low-carb diet gaining some respect
Several small studies show the popular regimen improves cholesterol and promotes weigh loss. Story

Editorial: The House-Senate imbalance
Editorial: Security screen
Letters: President Bush's Iraq policy based on duty
Mary Jo Melone: Tarnish appears on sheriff's golden boy
Ernest Hooper: Music, turkeys, a soda pop quiz
Jan Glidewell: A dilemma of keeping out the right bad guys
John Romano: Kenyatta enjoys sounds of silence from his critics

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  • Tough-guy Coburn dies at 74
  • Two big steps back

  • Victim sues in handling of rape
  • Traffic, growth blot out airport's future
  • He built the houses, now he sells them

  • Work on Main Street begins
  • Hernando School Board, attorney spar over prayer

  • State win provides a confidence boost
  • Despite outcry, buyer pushes utility's sale
  • Off course near plant, pilots nearly draw jets
  • Superintendent picks principal
  • Hurricanes sweep competition

    photoMusic in the storm
    Love of the violin helped buoy a young black man buffeted by ill winds in the segregated South. Story

     Holiday Lights 2002
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    Dentist found guilty of second-degree murder
    Randy Puryear, the Town 'N Country destist, was convicted of second-degree murder Tuesday for the Sept. 10, 2000 death of Jemale Wells, a Countryway man. (more)
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    St. Petersburg man charged with DUI manslaughter
    Appliance sales help Home Depot meet Wall Street forecast
    Crystal River selects city manager
    Brooksville City Council result issue delayed
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    Agency to test value of treated blood
    Florida Blood Services will see how some patients respond to a method that seeks to rid donor blood of viruses and bacteria. Story
    Barber questionable with broken thumb
    Bucs Pro Bowl cornerback says "you'd have to cut my leg off for me not to try to play" Sunday against Packers. Story
    Prospal's power in passing
    The Lightning owes much of its success this season to the LW's ability to set up and score goals. Story
    Record-setting B-CC safety has 1 remaining goal
    Rashean Mathis has I-AA record 13 INTs, leads squad to verge of playoffs despite offseason turmoil. Story
    A fresher approach
    Basketball coach Billy Donovan and the Gators must rely on freshman, at least early in the season. Story
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    Byrd takes gavel as speaker
    The Plant City Republican positions himself against new taxes and for more freedom and "family empowerment." Story
    Holland & Knight slips again in ranking
    The law firm slips from the nation's seventh to eighth largest, illustrating the rough patch Holland has been experiencing. Story
    CGI Group closing Clearwater site
    Closing the company's high-profile downtown site will eliminate 200 jobs. Story

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