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April 15, 2003


Bed & Bengal   Spend the night at a Tampa animal sanctuary that provides a haven for big cats rescued from fur farms, retired from circuses and rejected by people who thought they'd be the perfect pet. Story

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Toni L. Sandys]


Choice words for short shorts
They don't know how lucky they are, those girls, their midriffs trim, in their oh-so-brief Soffe shorts.

Art isn't easy
Money for groups around the state is a small part of Florida's budget battle, but its importance -- or lack of it -- says something big about our society.

PULSE: A weekly guide to health and medicine

Pulse: Rx for soldiers: water, rest, sunscreen
U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are drilled not only in the art of war but the basics of staying healthy. A soldier's well-being often hinges on the deceptively mundane details of what he or she eats, drinks and how many hours of sleep a weary body can grab.
Ambushed by a blood clot
When NBC News correspondent David Bloom died while traveling through the Iraqi desert with the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division, people were shocked that a blood clot, not gunfire, killed him.
Seeking to help soldiers trapped by the trauma
Researchers in Tampa hoping to help veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder have proved for the first time that reliving the nightmares of combat cripples the ability to learn.
Health line
THE FIRST THREE YEARS of a child's life are critical for development, from taking the first steps to learning to speak.

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