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April 16, 2003
Tampa Bay: April 16, 2003
Hillsborough County news
||A fallen Marine is home
[Times photo: Fraser Hale]
The body of Lance Cpl. Andrew Aviles arrived at Tampa International Airport on Tuesday afternoon aboard USAirways Flight 1291 from Philadelphia. A Marine reservist from Tampa, Aviles died last week in central Iraq when enemy artillery hit his amphibious assault vehicle. At the airport, Marines saluted as Aviles' coffin, draped with a U.S. flag, was removed from the plane. Aviles' father, an uncle and two aunts stood nearby, weeping. A public memorial service is planned for Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at the foot of the Gandy Bridge, on the Tampa side. Funeral services are scheduled for next Tuesday.
Obituary: Auto dealer Ferman dies
James "Jimmy" Laurens Ferman Sr. was known for his charity as well as his many dealerships. He was 88.
Ex-city attorney denied pension
The current city attorney rejects the request of his predecessor, James Palermo, who never enrolled.
Iorio heads to Capitol to lobby for state help
TALLAHASSEE -- Newly elected Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio breezed through the state Capitol Tuesday looking for help.
GOP touts Bush's tax cut plan
TAMPA -- With the fighting in Iraq winding down, President Bush turned his attention Tuesday to domestic issues, sending supporters of his tax cut plan to cities across the nation, including Tampa.
Man in car dies after shooting
TAMPA -- A 27-year-old man died after being shot several times Tuesday morning.
Teacher punished after allegations
TAMPA -- A Ferrell Middle School teacher has been disciplined after allegations that she pushed a student during a gifted and talented class.
Ernest Hooper: Gator colors wave in Iraq; flags swiped
As I traveled the country following the Bucs in my prior life, I often wore my University of Florida jersey and would invariably run into a fellow Gator fan, whether it was Kansas City, Detroit or Arlington, Va., where I once joined about 350 other Gators in a sports bar to watch Mississippi State pummel Florida.
Tampa Bay headlines
Pinellas hospital isolates suspected SARS case
Inquiring minds learn about the two-legged pup
Swiftmud official's firm gets dredging contract
Two in Al-Arian case to get bail
Howard Troxler: Life, liberty and the right to a pregame Sunday beer
County asks: Will you stay here? And why?
Insurance requirement shuts down Duck Tours
USF campus to raise parking fees
Annexation's cost gives Pinellas Park pause
First Night's financial future may depend on fundraiser
St. Giles Manor evacuated after fumes trip alarm
Then as now
In the groove
Voter league has legacy of action in St. Petersburg
Facing 'toughest match,' tennis great lifts spirits
Black activist: Don't rush school chief pick
Cerebral children crunch the numbers
St. Jude's to rethink building new school
Building on success, a tradition will live on
Students tailor the clothes of drama
Gulfport seeks ideas for outdoor public art
Mideast military news
Ex-New Yorker runs into new activity
Triathletes get started at Fort De Soto
Cities should not annex by force
Couple risk SARS to adopt little girl
Police acts that killed man ruled proper
$528,000 in trees coming
Erosion, flooding remedies in focus
Court-ordered yard cleanup goes quietly
County leaps toward new trail
YMCA strives for donations to build Palm Harbor branch
News of Florida
Changes to Glades bill alarm Congress
Mystery group targets House budget cuts
Budget balancing could drive up tuition, class sizes
Runoff will pick Jacksonville mayor
Legislature: With few friends, workers' comp bill moves ahead
Legislature: Senate moves to cool down debate on smoking limits
Legislature: Senate panel approves malpractice measures
Around the state: State to look at buying Cypress Gardens
Police pension board blamed in theft
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