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April 18, 2003

Tampa Bay: April 18, 2003
Fish tale with new hook
[Times photo: Carrie Pratt]
Middle schoolers get the hang of feeding squid to redfish at a research facility.
North Pinellas County news
Murder conviction delivered in an hour
A judge immediately sentences Eric Gordon to life in prison for shooting Lee Gamble.

Flag-flying vet takes patriotic salute to street
DUNEDIN -- About a month ago Ed Conrad got so worked up over the media reports of Americans protesting the war in Iraq that he decided to get out and make a statement of his own.

For those who served, Jays' games are free
DUNEDIN -- The Dunedin Blue Jays minor league baseball team is offering anyone who served in the military campaign in Iraq and their families complimentary admission to all home games during the 2003 regular season.

SPC names education college for Bilirakises
St. Petersburg College dedicated its education school, the Bilirakis College of Education, on Thursday.

Motorcycle rider flown to hospital after crash
The driver who hit the motorcyclist, who is in critical condition, said he didn't see the bike coming.

Peace Corps teacher to share her adventures
Marge Pease was in her 70s when she traveled to Kazakhstan to teach at a business school.

Ehlman, Zwerling help keep ball rolling for state NABI
Jerry Ehlman and Steve Zwerling lived about 20 miles apart on Long Island, N.Y., but never met until they retired to Lakeland in the late 1990s.

Grab a tube!
Head to the Clearwater Community Sailing Center on Saturday for a first-ever competition sure to include some laughs.

Letters: Recent articles disturb an active Scientologist
There are two points I would like to state about your recent articles on Scientology missions and the Scientologist landlord.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Howard Troxler: When cuts hurt trial courts, we all feel pain
  • School background checks lag
  • President's appeal to fade, Kerry says
  • Attracting the right mix?
  • Tax bill swells as Bucs stall
  • Obituary: Dancer put swing into many a life
  • Suspected SARS patient returns home
  • Shooting stuns golfers; gunman still at large
  • Court rejects killer's appeal

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Council expands police car perk
  • Landmark status clears the path to restoration

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Ernest Hooper: West Tampa uncovering its hidden beauty
  • Tampa council okays new boathouse
  • Man arrested, accused of stabbing wife
  • Streetcar ridership higher than expected
  • Light rail movement gets federal approval to proceed
  • Military news

  • Brandon Times
  • Lunch with Ernest: Camp life replaces corporate
  • This is 'our gift to the city'
  • Roll models
  • I Live Here
  • People: On the back burner no more
  • A horse tale
  • Farmer's Market: A business built on straw
  • Zoning: What lies ahead for old house? Move it or lose it
  • Apollo Beach: More signs going up to protect manatees
  • Brandon: From one Relay For Life to four
  • Teens help out on the domestic front
  • Gardening: Gardeners welcome late blast of cool air
  • Money talks in this mayor's race
  • Notebook: Adult day care to relocate
  • Lane Ranger: MacDill sightseers and missing cow convoys
  • Prep notebook: Despite slump, Durant commands district
  • Soccer: Goalie guards net for three top-level teams
  • Letters: Take a moment to count life's many blessings

  • City Times
  • Amy Scherzer's Diary: Clinic award treasured
  • Homes: Dreadful rite of spring is here
  • Homes: Precious moments preserved
  • Touching messages recall young Marine
  • An unsinkable legend
  • What's Brewing?: Breaking chains of local fare
  • East Ybor: TV judge visiting to encourage voter drive
  • Seminole Heights: Politicians keep finger on pulse of city groups
  • What's in a name?: 'Old Fuss and Feathers' led troops
  • Profile: 'Lobstah's' the Maine thing
  • Flag store plants in new location
  • Tampa: Neighbors cataloging drug deal locations
  • Obituary: Beloved coach and respected silversmith
  • Wily rooster Wheezy still eludes capture
  • Palma Ceia: Neighbors hail new school fence

  • North of Tampa
  • Scents and accents
  • Town 'N Country: Civic picked her battles
  • Crazy for crustaceans
  • Lawsuit may bankrupt Sugarwood Grove
  • New Tampa: Highlands switching from rentals to condos
  • Gardeners welcome last blast of cool air
  • Oldsmar: Three decades -- and business is booming
  • Forgotten stuff can freshen rooms
  • Land O'Lakes: Importer introduces vintage offerings
  • Gaither still rough in the diamond
  • Citrus Park: Supporters want road plan to be made a priority
  • Letters: Our rights assured by others' sacrifices

  • News of Florida
  • Legislature: Lawmakers try to draw shade on public records
  • Bush lashes out at Everglades critics
  • 2 make short list to build high-speed rail
  • Hateful admission, but no hate crime verdict
  • Amtrak wreck still a mystery
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