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March 2, 2003

Tampa Bay: March 2, 2003 Hillsborough County news
Keys to 'a new start'
Five families get keys to five Habitat for Humanity homes in a neighborhood full of houses built in the spirit of giving.

Iorio's smile veils steely resolve, her friends say
TAMPA -- Pam Iorio had just given birth to her first child, a 7-pound, 13-ounce girl named Caitlyn, when she returned to her seat on the Hillsborough County Commission.

Don Ardell: No pets, no lotto tickets -- and no guilt
We know them as people with strong opinions on public issues, but what is the private side of the candidates for mayor of Tampa? To give a glimpse, the Times posed the same 15 questions to the candidates. Today's Q&A -- the last in the series -- is with Don Ardell.

Thousands peruse merchandise at Suncoast Gun Show
Some dealers stocked gas masks and duct tape, but shoppers mostly looked at the knives and guns.

Lightly organized, 150 join peace walk
TAMPA -- At 10 a.m. Saturday, Patricia Massari would have been thrilled if only a few dozen people joined her at Fred Ball Park.

Sanchez calls Buckhorn flier the 'act of a hypocrite'
TAMPA -- When mayoral candidate Frank Sanchez walked before the cameras Saturday, his face was flushed and his voice was raised. As he spoke, he jabbed the air with his hand.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Connecting dots to uncork traffic
  • Obituary: Lifelong rights activist, 72, dies
  • Week in review: Deal might pave way for tennis courts
  • Mary Jo Melone: Teen's dream tarnished by stolen car, broken trust

  • Pinellas headlines
  • Mugger attacks 8 women in city's northeast
  • Dr. Delay: Let's not race to trade our village for Daytona
  • Interim administrators receiving pay raises
  • Schools hone tactics for surviving FCAT
  • Strange hedgefellows?
  • It's official: All of route to be Bryan Dairy Road
  • Woman found slain in Indian Shores condo
  • Neighborhood notebook: Women's group takes its members' power further
  • Voting not a priority for some candidates
  • Veteran celebrates 108th birthday
  • Contests will seek poster, name for planned museum
  • Indian Rocks Beach City Commission
  • Ross store to open at Seminole Mall in fall
  • Resort asks waiver for beachfront water slide
  • A Day on the Job
  • Canadian company to close plant
  • On the Town: Mystery tour leads group to a rustic treat
  • Scholars at Eckerd to tell tales of 2 St. Petersburgs
  • Veterans' artworks to compete
  • Supporters of status quo ahead in campaign gifts
  • Mayoral candidate tops spending list
  • Building official takes helm in St. Pete Beach
  • Criticism leads assistant city manager to leave job
  • Innocence lost, and now life
  • Plans for cell phone tower put on hold
  • Calvin Johnson was officer when firm went bankrupt
  • 'Colorful' candidate adds to his resume
  • Assassins, Leone lead winners
  • Maguire overcomes obstacles for victory
  • Clearwater's Keyes shines at every level
  • Business headlines: Sales price for Dew lots: $4.5-million
  • Letters: Keep Madeira Beach one community
  • Commission hopefuls launching last pitches
  • Programs open door to home ownership
  • Shadows & Showmanship
  • Don't let spring break give you a breakdown
  • Column: Getting back to the facts in Largo
  • Headlines through the years
  • Letters: Candidate responses

  • News of Florida
  • Fort Florida
  • Budget battle a family feud
  • Budget battle a family feud
  • Schools urge: Don't skip FCAT
  • New rules aim to curb Bike Week excesses
  • Woman escapes from shallow grave after alleged sex assault
  • Miami-Dade mayor plans Senate run
  • Cubans sneak past Navy area into Key West
  • Rescued whale dies suddenly
  • Fort Florida: Florida officers get limited training
  • Fort Florida: Old rifles, long lives
  • Fort Florida: Agencies refuse to disclose records
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