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Monday, March 3, 2003
Jennings named lieutenant governor
Former state Senate President Toni Jennings was named today to be Florida's first woman lieutenant governor by Gov. Jeb Bush. The Orlando resident will replace Lt. Gov. Frank Brogan, who resigned today to become Florida Atlantic University's president. More
If war was launched on Iraq, most residents of the nearby town of Silopi, Turkey, would want to make a repeat of 1991, and flee. Now few could afford that. Story

Tragic ending in store robbery
A father of four is shot and killed in his car after he pursues two men in a robbery that is linked to another holdup last week. Story
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Teen marksmen have a mind to succeed
Two youths concentrate on the physical and mental skills required for precision in shooting competitions. Story

Aquarium visitors strap on mask and fins
To keep people coming through its doors, the Tampa attraction lets more folks bob in its coral reef tank. Story
Narrow escapes lead to suspect
Officials fear one of al-Qaida's top leaders was actively planning new attacks in the United States. Story
War planners reassess how to invade Iraq
If the United States can't go in through Turkey, it could capture bases in northern Iraq or divert personnel to Kuwait. Story

Editorial: Whatever you do, don't tax me
Editorial: Tough choices
Editorial: Israel's rightward turn
Letters: Luring retirees makes sense for state's economy
Howard Troxler: A certain discomfort could weaken man's desire to wage war
Robert Trigaux: State Farm's no nukes policy another sign of the scary times
John Romano: Soul purpose: Yanks have one, Rays in need

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  • Wildlife corridor awaits a critical link
  • Atheist plugs controversial views on TV
  • Charity prods homeless advocates to explore grants
  • Enduring rain, dirt for glory

  • Rain a damper for swamp fest
  • FCATs evoke 3rd-grade jitters
  • Hernando High wrestler captures state title
  • Bush supporters dominate day's debate

  • Woman jailed after report of bomb threat
  • Tragedies put focus on safety
  • Party clown relishes gig as party chairman
  • Clothing trends pose a challenge
  • For some kids, FCATs matter more this year

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    Out of the Ashes
    Another breakup. Another dream derailed. But no more, local musician Vinnie Saletto says. From now on, he'll call the shots. Story

    A new TV addiction: high definition
    Everything looks better in HDTV, even programs you'd normally not watch. Story

    Young and inventive
    Who says a kid can't dream up something new and fun? Rich Stachowski did, while he was in elementary school. Now he's 17 and a seasoned entrepreneur. Story

    You Gotta Read This: A story of how loss can add insight
    Rain is not my Indian name, not the way people think of Indian names. But I am an Indian, and it is the name my parents gave me." Story

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    Unattended bag triggers evacuation at TIA
    One of two baggage claim areas at Tampa International Airport was evacuated for about three hours this afternoon after employees reported a suspicious unattended bag. (more)
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    3 dead in St. Petersburg crash
    Pasco motorist dies after driving down wrong side of road
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    15-minute trip takes Pinellas pilot's life
    Richard Holley of Palm Harbor is found dead in his single-engine plane, which crashed during a flight to Fort Myers. Story
    Piniella ready to trim
    As manager ponders cuts, Greg Vaughn says he is limited to DH. Story
    QB irate over new offer
    Brad Johnson's agent says the Bucs removed a guaranteed $1.5-million, bringing talks to a halt. Story
    Lightning not the only beneficiary of playoffs
    More money and fans are expected with postseason spot, as is boon to local business. Story
    Another try goes on land, under bridges
    Six adventurers try again to kayak around Pinellas County, through wind and darkness. Story
    Reserves serve at a price
    their civilian employers don't continue to pay them while they're gone. Story
    Nothing rivals plea of a constituent, lawmakers say
    Lobbyists may have access and expertise, but legislators say personal contact from voters can be more effective. Story
    Fast furniture
    Rooms to Go has become the biggest U.S. furniture retailer by offering the next best thing to drive-through decorating: complete rooms, from sofa to silk flowers, at competitive prices. Story
    On the fashion front
    Though its runway shows in New York are as over-the-top as ever, the fashion industry is battling an economy that's diminishing the luxury market. Story

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