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April 18, 2003
Attracting the right mix?
[Times photo: Cherie Diez]
The inability of "attractor" schools in south Pinellas to entice non-black students threatens school choice's diversity goals.
Howard Troxler: When cuts hurt trial courts, we all feel pain
Florida's trial courts, overall, do a pretty good job.

Top stories
School background checks lag
One mother accidentally discovers that background checks are not run on all Pinellas volunteers.

President's appeal to fade, Kerry says
The Massachusetts presidential hopeful makes his second fundraising trip in a month to Florida.

Tax bill swells as Bucs stall
The team won't sign off on a deal transferring ownership of Raymond James Stadium from the sports authority to the county, costing taxpayers.

Obituary: Dancer put swing into many a life
Gilbert Flojo, known well in the Tampa Bay swing dance set, died in a car accident in Kuwait.

Suspected SARS patient returns home
Health officials say the 41-year-old's condition has improved, but he is advised to stay home for 10 days and minimize his contact with the public.

Shooting stuns golfers; gunman still at large
While a popular assistant golf pro remains in the hospital, detectives search for two suspects.

Court rejects killer's appeal
Convicted killer Oba Chandler on Thursday lost his latest round of appeals, which asked that his 1994 convictions and death sentences for the murder of an Ohio woman and her two daughters be thrown out.

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

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Murder conviction delivered in an hour
  • Fish tale with new hook
  • Flag-flying vet takes patriotic salute to street
  • For those who served, Jays' games are free
  • SPC names education college for Bilirakises
  • Motorcycle rider flown to hospital after crash
  • Peace Corps teacher to share her adventures
  • Ehlman, Zwerling help keep ball rolling for state NABI
  • Grab a tube!
  • Letters: Recent articles disturb an active Scientologist

  • 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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