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February 23, 2003
Mary Jo Melone: Standing up for the man in the eye of the storm
Sharon Streater has been there to march against drugs and prostitution. She has been there, on behalf of troubled school children. She has been there for people on the bottom who need better pay and at least a little health insurance.

Declining net worth
[Times photo: Douglas Clifford]
TARPON SPRINGS -- Waiting for the tide to come in, Adam Williams and his two-man crew mended the green nets on the 30-year-old steel trawler Captain Ken.
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Like troubled teens, youth shelters skate on thin ice
Some shelters, which youth advocates say keep kids off the streets and out of jail, will close if Bush's budget passes.

Patients' symptoms could be clues to attack
USF researchers have created a system that uses health data to alert officials to an outbreak or bioterrorism attack.

Board member: No FCAT for my kids
Pinellas School Board member Mary Russell said she will bar her children from taking Florida's controversial state test.

Terror Indictments: Al-Arian in good spirits, wife says
TAMPA -- Sami Al-Arian is spending his days at Tampa's Orient Road Jail praying and reciting chapters of the Koran that he has memorized.

Political junkie: Poll worker's 'no' to Iorio means don't call again
For 30 years, Joyce Lambert, a clerk in Precinct 109, was happy to take phone calls from the Supervisor of Elections office.

Metro Week in Review: Ted Williams lauded, but home is not
HERNANDO -- The Ted Williams Museum and Hitters Hall of Fame this week finally recognized the Splendid Splinter whose name is over the door.

South Pinellas headlines
  • Dispute leads to teen's death
  • Police records shed light on candidate's past
  • Price of Seminole politics proves debateable
  • City manager's note can be withheld
  • Truce over Treasure Island development fails
  • Tower plan divides church, neighbors
  • Business news: West Marine chain swallows rival Boat U.S.
  • Treasure Island mayor's race is a money magnet
  • Miss Seminole Pageant on March 1
  • Working: A Day on the Job
  • Downtown by the numbers
  • On the town: Musical's opening night brings spirited crowd
  • 2 fishermen may be fined for illegal catch
  • Courts add muscle to code enforcement
  • Quiz team gets them right
  • Striking similarities
  • Gibbs, Azalea lead way in spending per student
  • Designer pitches toll booth ideas
  • Midtown welcomes safety, revival 2 plans will bring
  • Evenstart honors first graduates
  • 6 candidates say how they'd improve Seminole
  • Suncoast tourney bowler has perfect start
  • Ex-hotel worker reaches goal
  • Youngster expects to make big splash
  • Letters: Story on permit reviews clarified

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Declining net worth
  • Thanks to grants, caregiver can stay
  • 'This is my home'
  • Will the county support a rail?
  • For former slave, soldier, a chance to rest in peace
  • Editorial: Bob Jackson is best choice for Largo mayor

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Mayoral candidates reveal their sugar and vinegar
  • A lesson in track and field from a wheelchair racer
  • Village plan proponents win county's okay
  • Special games, special rewards
  • Zoning: Land owner may delay wildlife rezoning
  • New Tampa: Village idiots, in their eyes: speeders
  • Open & Shut
  • Inventive minds
  • Series of meetings will focus on new school choice plan
  • Northdale: Neighbors know little about man at center of standoff
  • Carrollwood: Writer's cradle
  • Neighborhood Notebook: State turns down request for Bruce B. Downs boost
  • New Tampa: Build an east-west road, mayoral candidates say

  • News of Florida
  • Florida cities host rallies to support U.S. troops
  • Florida fugitive captured after escaping in North Carolina
  • FAU investigates car purchase
  • Police officer runs over sunbathers; one killed
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