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April 13, 2003

Tampa Bay: April 13, 2003
Lords and ladies, a last huzzah
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[Times photo: Carrie Pratt]
For four and 20 years, people have come to Largo for the Renaissance Festival. But alas, its time in the fast-growing city has come to a close.
North Pinellas County news
Legal drugs kill, too
Agencies step up education and monitoring efforts as deaths from prescription overdoses climb.

Dumping plan alarms spongers
An already ailing industry fears a plan to dump a phosphate plant's wastewater in the gulf would snuff out the last of the sponges.

Fire at former Chimp Farm is called suspicious
With volunteers' help, however, animals at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary are kept safe and calm.

Fire at former Chimp Farm is called suspicious
With volunteers' help, however, animals at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary are kept safe and calm.

City gets a jump on '05 mayoral race
The election is nearly two years away, but the contest is shaping up, sort of, if talk means anything.

Editorial: Showing our pride without shabbiness
It's nice to see a resurgence of patriotism among local residents in the last couple of weeks. Though opinions about the wisdom of going to war with Iraq were divided, most people seem able to support the troops and feel pride in a nation that could, in just a few weeks' time, liberate another from the decades-long grip of a cruel tyrant.

Letters: Tax dollars should not go to Narconon
Re: Detox center seeks acceptance, story, March 30.


Tampa Bay headlines
  • Mary Jo Melone: Some suffer in silence as others vote in ignorance
  • At 51,000-feet, generals live the high life
  • Digitally enabled
  • Iraq: Foot in a cast, Pasco Marine on way home from war
  • Perfect project? Parents pitched in
  • Defense against terror? Keep a loaded pantry
  • Metro Week in Review: Teachers get richer pay in poor schools
  • Man talked out of bridge jump

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Rewriting rules to end border skirmishes
  • Bullet costs cat leg, hunt on for shooter
  • Beaches would cut cost of burying wires
  • Renovator aims for historic, not just old
  • Palladium shooed away sex offender
  • Mideast military news
  • U.S. Rep. Davis to hold open house on Monday
  • Crowds make Festival of States parade a thumping success
  • Corps hauls away part of Upham Beach
  • Neighborhood notebook: Preservation group trying to organize neighborhoods
  • Report: Bold plan can avert ugly future
  • On the Town: PARC party attendees hear some good news
  • $30-million in upgrades to boost St. Anthony's
  • Working: A Day on the Job
  • It's not easy being green
  • Sick of speeders, some buy own speed bumps
  • Should commissioners accept benefits?
  • Dr. Delay: New signs on U.S. 19 a godsend for drivers
  • With tax day closing in fast, help is here
  • Seminole man is top paramedic
  • Desegregation is forum topic
  • Running: Masterson works hard to make victory look easy
  • Business headlines: Steak & Lube construction gets in gear
  • Bowling: Dempsey's squad tops City winners
  • Letters: School choice program is big farce

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Defense against terror? Keep a loaded pantry
  • At 51,000-feet, generals live the high life

  • News of Florida
  • A rival quietly makes inroads
  • Iraq: Crowds dwindle at antiwar protests
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