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March 13, 2003
Braces fix tin grins on adults
[Times photo: Dirk Shadd]
A growing number of adults are fixing smiles with braces once considered just for kids.
Mary Jo Melone: Cops aren't shrinks; jails aren't hospitals
Alan Houseman is a statistic now.

Top stories
Teachers outraged by pay offered to Hinesley's assistant
Painful budget cuts loom. The school district's biggest endeavor in decades, the choice plan, is at a critical juncture. And each week, the Legislature threatens to inflict more pain.

Arts center pulls plug on protest dance
The piece, inspired by a highly publicized Tampa crash that killed a child, sympathized with the man convicted of DUI-manslaughter.

Bring war dead home, bill says
Rep. Brown-Waite's measure would allow the removal of American soldiers buried in military cemeteries in France and Belgium.

County settles ex-worker's bias suit
The County Commission agrees to apologize and pay $130,000 to settle a federal discrimination suit that brought tears to some members' eyes.

Old idea adds fuel to the race
Frank Sanchez suggests that past comments show Pam Iorio will raise taxes. She decries negative tactics.

Prosecutors: Don't reveal transcripts
TAMPA -- Federal prosecutors want grand jury testimony in the case of Steve and Marlene Aisenberg to remain sealed, despite a recent court order to open the records to the public by Monday.

South Pinellas headlines
  • Pinellas Park school reports student assault
  • Obituary: Man whose home was burned in '96 disturbances dies

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Missing kids featured on race cars
  • Hotel is target of police raid
  • Residents protest fields for soccer
  • Mayor accused of election quid pro quo
  • Jury: Woman's killer should die
  • New middle school reaches halfway mark
  • Plan to burn preserve may be all wet
  • Shoppers unaware as man robs store
  • Area standout continues run of strong races
  • Police reports: Bank branch on beach robbed by man in shorts
  • Letters: Yielding to billboard industry will hurt for decades

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Tampa Uncuffed: E-mail assault hits sheriffs
  • Commissioners pick sides in mayor race
  • Girlfriend arrested in man's strangulation
  • Library evacuated as sheriff's deputies inspect briefcase

  • News of Florida
  • No-smoking bills head in different directions
  • Experts question Census data on same-sex couples
  • No-fault reform bill draws opposition from both sides
  • Former state tech chief acquitted of grand theft
  • Witness against Childers can testify, judge rules
  • Lawmakers may prescribe penmanship for doctors
  • Graham removes blockade on marshals, judge approvals
  • Senate leader is not buying into Bush budget proposal
  • Tribe's suspended chairman exerted pressure in letters
  • Legislature 2003: Sen. Les Miller in line for Senate minority leader
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