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February 4, 2003
Shuttle Disaster
Tributes prepared for 7 lost

Across the bay area, services and memorials are planned to honor Columbia's crew.
Mary Jo Melone: With them, we soared to heights unimagined
Lt. Col. Michael Anderson's father said it. The mother of Kalpana Chawla did, too.

[Drawing from Forrest Ridge Elementary student in Citrus County]
Classrooms lose a bond to space
Classes who followed the shuttle's progress discuss the tragedy. One was at Cape Canaveral Saturday.
Top stories
Israeli leader speaks on Iraq
In a visit to the bay area, ex-Prime Minister Ehud Barak comments on the Columbia disaster and action against Iraq.
Airport improves its on-time record
TAMPA -- Fewer flights, good weather and air traffic control improvements combined to make 2002 the best year in the last eight for on-time flights at the nation's largest airports.

Schools pushed on race ratios
Officials are warned to honor the agreement, even if it means ignoring a perk for teachers.

School didn't report molesting, suit says
Police weren't told of a 7-year-old girl's report she was molested by a Sexton Elementary classmate in 2000.

South Pinellas headlines
  • Chief lists perks to boost ranks
  • Man charged in bank robberies

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Salesman gets 18 months for scam
  • Monorail could ease traffic for Clearwater
  • Commission to fill empty seat tonight
  • Deputies: Man beats girlfriend, throws puppy
  • Preserve group ready for challenge
  • Special election in Tarpon Springs today
  • Revard Figure 8 winner Thomas catches Calkins
  • A different kind of class reunion
  • Letters: Weekly home rentals underpin beach economy

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Candidate position a tad murky on krewe
  • Political junkie: Firefighters' poll shows Iorio leading strongly for mayor in all areas
  • Educators pitch choice plan coming in 2004

  • News of Florida
  • Retailers lobby for smoking loophole
  • Shuttle Disaster: Innovator retains faith in thermal tiles
  • Deputies seek clues in slaying of girl, 5
  • Coalition to monitor water issues
  • McKay weighs vote on killing tax exemptions
  • House members back prescription drug plan
  • Around the state: Firms who keep reservists on payroll would get break
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