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Wednesday, March 5, 2003
Eckerd students rally against war
About 300 Eckerd College students took part in a nationwide strike today to protest the possibility of war with Iraq. The students walked out of classes at noon to attend a rally that featured music and anti-war speeches by students and faculty. More coverage in Thursday's Times

[Times photo: Fred Victorin]

FROM TODAY’S TIMES
Largo voters reward experience
Challengers campaigned against $20-million library plans and warned mobile home residents they could be displaced by redevelopment plans.
Story
Know your candidates: special Pinellas coverage
The ex-elections chief gets 46 percent as an ex-Clinton aide barely edges a council member out of second place. Story
Troxler: Buckhorn divides -- but doesn't conquer
5 City Council seats set
Elections chief sees nearly flawless vote

Bush calls for new vote on class sizes
The governor wants to give voters a choice of either repealing two constitutional amendments, or approving a new tax. Story
Adam C. Smith: Presidential politics, war cast shadow over Tallahassee

Speech avoids budget issue
Rather than leaving the governor's speech fired up, some left more worried than ever about the state's fiscal crisis. Story
[Times photo: Carrie Pratt]
Charge: McPherson gambled
Former Seminole Adrian McPherson allegedly placed bets on Florida State to win. Story
Romano: It's sad to see him gamble it all away
Allegations shock McPherson's ex-coaches

WORLD&NATION
In Kuwait at long last: 'I'm in heaven'
The dayslong trip from Kentucky is the old Army story: Hurry up. Then wait for hours. Then hurry up. Then wait some more. Story with audio
In court, little sex shop beats lingerie giant
The court says the shop Victor's Little Secret didn't hurt the lingerie giant, but sidesteps the question of how to measure trademark harm. Story

OPINION and COLUMNS
Editorial: Friends in fighting terror
Editorial: The poem you can't see
Editorial: A disgraceful hour
Letters: Al-Arian deserves due process on his firing, too
Adam C. Smith: Presidential politics, war cast shadow over Tallahassee
Howard Troxler: Buckhorn divides -- but doesn't conquer
Robert Trigaux: No red-hot home market blues here
Bill Maxwell: No more excuses for misbehaving children
John Romano: It's sad to see him gamble it all away

ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT
  • WFTS brings in a new face
  • A risk that works
  • Calendar
  • Bonk pushes boundaries of music
  • More Jackson weirdness reported in Vanity Fair

  • PASCO
  • Search yields two possible school sites
  • Guard jailed in fight with girlfriend
  • 20 years later, man guilty on sex charge
  • Defense attorney attacks evidence in Gaime case
  • Foes of proposed new fees step up

  • HERNANDO
  • County moves ahead on park plan
  • Deputies will put out welcome mat
  • Deal nearly done for top-choice school site
  • Plan for sheriff's budget shouted down

  • CITRUS
  • Attorney, prosecutor on short list for judge
  • Bingo hall suspect faces additional charges
  • Plea gets woman 15-year sentence
  • Coogler looks back at four years with Swiftmud

  • TASTE
    photoDish
    Deconstructing popular italian coffees: explanations from the inside out Story

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    NEWS UPDATE
    Teen hurt in wreck at Pasco KFC
    A 17-year-old boy was airlifted to a hospital about 1 p.m. today after losing control of his convertible and crashing into three parked cars outside a KFC restaurant. (more)
    Click here for the News Update
    Sons sue over Brooksville nursing home death
    Bush names 3 agency heads
    Click here for the CQ update
    TAMPA BAY
    Special needs classrooms feel sting of lost funding
    As students use scholarships to attend private schools, state funding dries up. The result: cutbacks in support staff. Pinellas stands to lose 400 teacher assistants and staffers. Story
    Aide looked at as Hinesley heir
    School Board member kick around the prospect of the deputy superintendent filling in until 2007. Story
    SPORTS
    Quarles looking for a better deal
    The linebacker may decide to shop around after all since talks hit snag. Story
    Suddenly, it acts like road warrior
    LIGHTNING 3, ISLANDERS 1: Tampa Bay wins its second straight tough test on the road. Story
    Charge: McPherson gambled
    Former Seminole Adrian McPherson allegedly placed bets on Florida State to win. Story
    STATE
    Bush's speech avoids budget issue
    Rather than leaving the governor's speech fired up, some left more worried than ever about the state's fiscal crisis. Story
    BUSINESS
    Auto parts maker sold
    CMG buys Lakeland's Breed Technologies, a maker of automotive safety systems. Story
    Airlines plan to waive fees in crisis
    To encourage fliers that war or terrorism should not ruin travel plans, US Airways and Delta will allow free changes to reservations. Story
    TECO closing four units
    The coal-burning units are being shut down earlier than expected for conversion to natural gas. Meanwhile, rate hikes by three electric providers are approved. Story



     
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