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January 8, 2003
Sunken Gardens copying an original
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A small, squat sign was planned. Then they tried to salvage the old sign. Now, a '60s neon replica is coming.
Howard Troxler: Governor strikes a delicate balance
The tone of Gov. Jeb Bush's second inaugural address Tuesday was striking in its spirituality. It was not lip service, either -- not rah-rah, God-and-country stuff -- but deeper, more introspective.

Top stories
Man slips onto parked 737 jet
Authorities say the man, wet and disoriented, got on while the jet was parked at St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport.

Proprietor loses to city's propriety
The streetcar system denies the strip club owner's bid to name a station after his Mons Venus club.

School choice notices get delay
There is still data entry work to be done, and board members are rethinking some of the choice policy.

37 picked as semifinalists for St. Petersburg Times Scholarships
Thirty-seven high school seniors have been chosen as semifinalists for the 2003 St. Petersburg Times Scholarship. A total of 229 students from Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties applied.

Shelters offer night of warmth
People and pets are going to be shivering this morning, but the plant life should do just fine.

Drug companies offer help to poor
Patients who normally can't afford prescription drugs can get them free or discounted directly from the drug company.

Web posting was wrong, gambling ship company says
Titan Cruise Line officials say they do have financing for a ship.

Board to seek source for higher teacher pay
LARGO -- Later this month, Pinellas School Board members will begin discussing whether to ask voters to tax themselves to pay for higher teacher salaries.

Two teens charged in theft of cremated remains
PALM BAY -- Two teenagers are accused of stealing cremated remains and rosary beads from a Palm Bay cemetery during the weekend.

South Pinellas headlines
  • Sunken Gardens copying an original
  • Both sides say they won with sign ruling
  • Dated mall in Seminole getting new look, Perkins
  • Connection center openings days away
  • Lealman leader seeks 'county city' status
  • Residents want Blush removed from office
  • Firefighter who broke barriers of race dies
  • Give fire chief 7% raise, one boss urges
  • Seminole wary of desalination wells
  • Magazine lauds All Children's Hospital
  • Man charged with strangling wife
  • On the town: Complements to a magical affair
  • Certifiably stellar
  • Fire board may shift Lealman meetings
  • Entranced, a newcomer chronicles her impressions
  • A Day on the Job: Natural, holistic grooming for pets
  • In paint, the tales of two cities
  • Former aide to King will speak at gathering
  • Babies 0-18 months to compete in Diaper Derby
  • Director leaves Caymans for TI post
  • BBC criterium welcomes riders from throughout state
  • Strong finish makes for good start to year
  • Business headlines: Cody's plans for opening
  • Letters: Security at BayWalk appreciated

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Injured firefighter sues condo association
  • Strategy workshops set to discuss city's future
  • Cove Cay annexation issue draws a crowd
  • Commission votes for vigil to honor King
  • Enforcing noise rule just got easier
  • Tarpon library director to retire
  • Slowly, ailing boy is on road to hope
  • Incoming Dunedin mayor unchallenged
  • Discs in trash lead to porn charge arrest
  • Police reports: Police ask help identifying pedestrian hit by pickup
  • Letters: Restore the city's marine unit so laws are enforced

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Blaze from truck razes warehouse

  • News of Florida
  • University boards belie voters' will for change
  • Historic inaugural focuses on family
  • Around the state
  • Boundary dispute slowed response to fatal church fire
  • Trial of tourism shops owner likely a year away
  • Crowd follows mother Bush's lead
  • Governor's daughter allowed to attend ceremony
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