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April 16, 2003

Tampa Bay: April 16, 2003
April shower by dog power
[Times photo: Douglas R. Clifford]
Sharon Nichols of Clearwater gets showered with water Tuesday while walking her 18-month-old Australian shepherd, Sailor, at the Belleair Beach Causeway. Sailor shook off the water after taking a brief swim with Nichols, who visits the beach every day for a short walk.
North Pinellas County news
Couple risk SARS to adopt little girl
Packing plenty of surgical masks, the Clearwater couple meet their 2-year-old daughter in China. Saturday brings the final stop, the greatest risk.

Police acts that killed man ruled proper
As the department continues its inquiry, the state attorney says the death of a mentally ill man who asphyxiated while being subdued was an excusable homicide.

$528,000 in trees coming
LARGO -- The City Commission considered cabbage palms and laurel oaks, flowering trees and the worrisome Brazilian pepper Tuesday night as it approved a long-range tree-planting plan.

Erosion, flooding remedies in focus
The problems associated with Curlew Creek are undermining homes, and the county wants owners to study engineers' solutions.

Court-ordered yard cleanup goes quietly
The property owner, who has fought the county for years, stays away while a junk-covered lot in Ozona is cleared.

County leaps toward new trail
Commissioners vote to lease land from Progress Energy for a recreation trail on the east side of Pinellas.

YMCA strives for donations to build Palm Harbor branch
It has raised about $2.2-million but needs about $2.5-million for construction to begin.

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

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • County asks: Will you stay here? And why?
  • Whirlwind trip
  • 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
  • Letters: Cities should not annex by force

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Obituary: Auto dealer Ferman dies
  • Ex-city attorney denied pension
  • Iorio heads to Capitol to lobby for state help
  • GOP touts Bush's tax cut plan
  • Man in car dies after shooting
  • Teacher punished after allegations
  • Ernest Hooper: Gator colors wave in Iraq; flags swiped

  • 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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