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March 14, 2003

Tampa Bay: March 14, 2003
Chemical leak forces evacuation of workers
[Times photo: Jim Damaske]
No one was injured -- but traffic was jammed up -- as specialized teams sealed the leak at the wastewater treatment plant.
North Pinellas County news
City forces halfway houses to shut down
The homes, which serve recovering drug addicts and alcoholics, are owned in part by Scientologist Richard Weigand, 56 -- convicted of conspiracy in 1979.

Mouths of babes fill the air with protest
To kick off Children's Week, children and their providers assemble to protest cuts in services.

Woman key in capturing man who robbed her
She immediately canceled her credit cards after the man left, which led to his arrest when he tried to use them.

Folks join critters at Largo preserve
As of Saturday, people can frolic with the likes of the green alligator and the sly red fox.

Palm Harbor rec group rejects merger
A union between the senior activity center and the community's recreation department is off, for now.

Assassins and Schotter lead tourney's winners
The Assassins II captured the Division I title and Palm Harbor's Jacqueline Schotter rolled a 705 scratch series to win the singles in the Clearwater Women's Association City Tournament at Countryside Lanes.

Paddle battle
Kayakers of all ages will go bow to bow Saturday in competition that kicks off at Philippe Park in Safety Harbor.

Letters: Who won't enjoy the monorail? Try all of Clearwater
I have tried -- really tried -- to understand the reasoning of the letter writer's Feb. 25 epistle, Monorail would enhance Clearwater's image. My comments also might be germane to the next letter, With roads nearly saturated, we need monorail for quality of life.

Tampa Bay headlines
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  • Howard Troxler: Lawmakers get ready to crumble on budget

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Suicide note cites pain, job stress
  • Mayor receives 3 percent raise
  • Council backs buying land for supermarket

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Stormwater tax advances
  • Taxi board agrees on $1 fuel surcharge
  • Redner can serve alcohol at new club
  • County worker resigns amid controversy
  • 3 hospitalized in car crash
  • Ernest Hooper: Maybe not my style, but it sure seems nice

  • Brandon Times
  • What's in a name: Seffner
  • Lunch with Ernest: A haircut fit for a champ
  • Gawk carts
  • Farmers market: Stawberry season
  • Valrico: I Live Here
  • Daytripper: Another world
  • RSVP
  • Zoning: County to scrutinize SR 60 zoning
  • Here & Gone
  • Gardening: Now is the time to add spring plants to garden
  • Brandon: Residents question plans for new library
  • Alafia River: System to closely watch rising water
  • Sun City Center: Seniors lift voices to raise money
  • Lane Ranger: Is it a road trust fund or just a government shell game?
  • Prep notebook: He pitches a no-hitter, but he's a shortstop
  • Sports & Recreation: Bikers hit the trails for work and play

  • City Times
  • Grand Central: In waiting room, it's dog's life
  • Neglected area primps with 'historic' status
  • Portraits of Rembrandt
  • Amy Scherzer's Diary: Pediatrician's work honored
  • City People: School's out forever
  • Obituary: After a 22-year battle, man succumbs to AIDS
  • What's in a name: David M. Barksdale Senior Center
  • RSVP Tampa: Bon Jovi still has 'Bounce'
  • 22 years old -- and still growing
  • Everybody's Business: College to turn swing club into student dance studio
  • Davis Islands: Yacht Club to rebuild clubhouse
  • Ybor City: Ybor may have to turn down the volume
  • Downtown: Kid-inspired designs
  • MacFarlane Park: New school steeped in local history
  • Homes: Step into 1920s charm Sunday
  • Homes: Front porch: Saving a little of the past
  • Homes: African mask collection blossoms into import shop
  • Briefly: Sewage bypass will allow work on broken pipe

  • North of Tampa
  • Town 'N Country reaching out to Hispanics
  • Warm & Tasty
  • Keystone: Canterbury residents not keen on trail route
  • Out & About
  • Keystone: Shopping center developer meets residents' demands
  • Translator will assist residents
  • Calendar: TODAY
  • When pressure was on, wrestler achieved goals
  • New Tampa: Chemical dangerous, nail salon owner warns
  • Carrollwood: Editor's resignation is talk of the town
  • All of Tampa is reading about boy, his dogs
  • A designing woman
  • Neighborhood notebook: Another fundraiser set for ill schoolteacher

  • News of Florida
  • Legislature: Senate: Money is not there
  • What's missing here?
  • Tribal leaders hear Billie's defense
  • Corrections declares end to lax house arrest rules
  • Legislature 2003: Farm workers' legislation seeks safety measurers
  • Legislature: Visit by Bucs QB turns lawmakers into giddy fans
  • Legislature: Law officers oppose Miccosukee bill
  • Around the state: Government sued over Elian raid
  • State report backs textbook reform
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