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February 1, 2003
Ye mystic krewe cut
[Times photo: Thomas M. Goethe]
Ben De Cordova of Tiffany Hair Design in Tampa has been working on a series of headpieces, including this 7-pound one worn by Aja Cameron, leading up to Gasparilla. The revelry begins at 10 a.m. today, and the Jose Gasparilla-led invasion comes at 11:30 a.m.

Pirates celebrate with a party before the big party
Ye Mystic Krewe will take to the streets of Tampa today for Gasparilla, but Thursday night was all about fancy dress for the group's Captain's Ball.
Top stories
'I just wasn't ready to die
An injured father fears for his son. Just then, he feels the boy begin his rescue.

Judge reverses ruling
Pirate festival organizers may block the Jolly Roger Civic Association from selling beer along the parade route, new order states.

Felling of oak raises protest
Convinced that the big tree must come down to protect a house, neighbors later feel tricked: Townhomes are to go up.

Spending on public art debated
Some say $125,000 is too much to pay for a metal mobile for Sunken Gardens.

Aisenberg bill for feds: $2.9-million
That's the price a judge sets for the legal fees of the couple once accused of lying about their baby's disappearance.

Building inspections lacking, audit finds
Pinellas fails to inspect nearly one-quarter of the permits issued, but most are for minor projects.

Bucs: Bucs players to walk in Gasparilla parade
Today is the day -- Gasparilla. But with a Super Bowl touch.

Officials reduce charges against accused Bucs fan
TAMPA -- Authorities have reduced the criminal charges against a man accused of pouring beer over a Hillsborough Sheriff's deputy's head during a Buccaneers football game.

8 laid off from USF TV, radio jobs
The cuts were part of a plan to merge and improve the stations, but the likelihood of state funding cuts played a part.

Bar is set high for winning Hyde claim
TAMPA -- For eight years, Pennsylvania congressman Joseph McDade insisted he was innocent of charges that he did favors for defense contractors in exchange for gifts.

South Pinellas headlines
  • 100 years in a 'nice city' celebrated
  • Police: Robber hit 5 bay area banks

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Clearwater opens playground for pooches
  • Gasparilla fantasy becomes a reality
  • Young voices put poetry in motion
  • Driver is charged in fatal accident
  • Clearwater and Largo police will share turfs
  • Dancer revels in rhythm of tapping
  • Group tries to fund vision for center
  • Tip thwarts robbery and beating, deputies say
  • Racing at Sunshine Speedway
  • Feel-good performer to visit

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Plea made for health care tax
  • A closer look: one Hillsborough church
  • Obituary: Noted psychologist Theodore Blau
  • Sandra Thompson: A city view through the streetcar window

  • News of Florida
  • Heart surgery called a success for Sen. Graham
  • Frank Brogan will bolt for Florida Atlantic job
  • Roadway standoff ends peacefully
  • Prosecutor sues sheriff, charging illegal snooping
  • State confident school plan meets federal rules
  • Lucy Morgan: Different cast acts out similar budget play
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