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December 6, 2002
[Times photo: Bill Serne]
Let the celebration begin
With a change of the moon, the Islamic month of Ramadan, a time of fasting, reflection and spiritual renewal, changes into Eid al-Fitr (the Festival of Fast-Breaking), a joyous three-day celebration. After prayers and worship time, Muslims at Seminole Park in Pinellas County gather for breakfast.
Howard Troxler: Don't hurt the prepaid tuition plan, but reconsider Bright Futures
Sandy D'Alemberte, the departing president of Florida State University, asked me to make a little mental chart.

Top stories
Stand of mangroves mowed down
The trees are reduced to a few inches during an effort to clean up a swath of land.

Tampa city council expands historic Ybor lines
Tampa decides to enlarge the district, despite protests from businesses.

Mural to drape Tampa building
The artwork by artist Theo Wujcik will cover downtown's Franklin Exchange Building.

Schools' goof gives parents a shock
After frightening hundreds of parents with a mailing mix-up, the school district will send out a new batch of letters to reassure them.

Vouchers for troubled Pinellas school cut off
The school will no longer receive money from the McKay Scholarship Program.

TIA shop revenue climbs back up
The airport still doesn't have as many passengers as it did before the terrorist attacks. But its stores and restaurants are doing nicely.

Developer bounced checks to backers
Six months after Paul Morris wrote nearly a million dollars in worthless checks in the St. Petersburg project, his supporters have lost faith.

Q&A: Dr. Charles Cox: This doctor treats patients as friends
During his nearly 30 years as an oncologist, Dr. Charles Cox has performed more than 7,000 breast cancer surgeries.


South Pinellas headlines
  • Woman injured in jump from police car

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Grant to help link women's services
  • Special tax may pay for garage, city says
  • County urged to reject U.S. 19 Wal-Mart
  • Prisoner recaptured after brief escape
  • Art, music festival changes site, fee
  • Firefighter resigns amid inquiry
  • Dunedin set to purchase golf course
  • Two lawyers face discipline from Bar
  • Best Bets
  • Dunedin with a bow on top
  • Editorial: New corridor needs a consistent name
  • Letters: Turf war hurts law enforcement

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Robber gets life sentence for drowning
  • Ernest Hooper: Fans cheer video game; last call at the Porpoise

  • City Times
  • Birds of a feather are back
  • A healing spirit
  • Tax to fix stormwater problems has support
  • Dancing with the new debs
  • 40 years of greetings
  • Benefactor to needy, mother to thousands
  • The taste of sweet success
  • Restaurant has Dominican flavor
  • Danger lurks where two streets meet
  • No-wake zones are the focus Thursday
  • Family with plenty of involvement
  • Neighborhood notebook
  • Up in arms describes opponents of hotel
  • Base seeks artificial reef to curb erosion
  • Priest's hope lies in Resurrection
  • Historic homes by candle
  • Backyard greens woo golfers
  • Fridge fuses funky retro and modern convenience

  • North of Tampa
  • Wharton ecstatic at Wildcats' winning ways
  • Monumental faith
  • Residents, developer agree on mall's appearance
  • Class 4A & 5A State High School Football Semifinals
  • Y is community's gathering place
  • Kitty City expands, now rescues strays
  • Zoning condition stalls gas station
  • Spanish-style nudist resort opens
  • Retired broadcast journalist watched a century unfold
  • Planners oppose developer's density proposal
  • Popular art festival has a lot of pull
  • Faith led businessman to charity
  • Fossil club to auction pieces of the past

  • News of Florida
  • Capitol abuzz about Brogan
  • Bush says he'll take up cause of marriage reform
  • Family of severely hurt teen accepts $17.5-million
  • Death row inmate's appeal prevails; two others denied
  • Insider ready to leave Bush administration
  • To party with Jeb bring a book for a kid
  • Witnesses deny $10,000 cash was used for a bribe
  • Around the state
  • Supremacist group moves concert to Jacksonville
  • Pilot killed as small plane hits building
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