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February 3, 2001
Vocalists vie for a chance to sing at a Rays game
[Times photo: Fred Victorin]
More than 150 singers offer their version of the national anthem in a day on the Devil Rays auditions.
Howard Troxler
Struggle’s success lies in striking a balance
Not accustomed to nursing homes, I stood in the chapel for an extra second, trying to figure out what was amiss. Janet Keller recognized the look on my face.

Top stories
Air Force glad to serve as concert’s backdrop
In "a win-win situation,' Ricky Martin's performance helped the Air Force reach its target demographic.

Florida Power to ask for higher bills
ST. PETERSBURG -- Florida Power customers still reeling from sky-high winter electric bills should brace for more bad news this spring.

Renowned neurosurgeon Joseph Ransohoff dies at age 85
TAMPA -- Dr. Joseph Ransohoff III, renowned for his innovations in neurosurgery, died in his sleep Tuesday night. He was 85.

Tampa Bay briefs
Crist wants to compel reports on bad teachers

Nominee picked for U.S. attorney
Gary Montilla has led federal investigations of health care fraud in the Tampa Bay area.

South Pinellas headlines
  • Police chief fears opening wounds
  • Man attacks, robs woman in hospital
  • Pageant celebrates black families
  • Floyd Dunn, ex-leader of NAACP, dies at 106
  • Man arrested in city's first 2001 slaying
  • Clergy face the pressures of their calling
  • Religion briefs

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • City Commission candidate withdraws
  • Refugees get help for trauma
  • Opponents to extension of road get nowhere
  • Panel candidates must tackle tough questions
  • Report on stadium plan for Phillies uncovers risks
  • Chain hopes cash halts golf store heists
  • Program offers waste removal
  • Clinical pharmacist to discuss medications
  • Mayor triumphs without contest
  • Classes focus on making boaters smarter
  • Clearwater embraces vision for beach
  • Racing at Sunshine Speedway
  • Pediatric clinic is open on Wednesday mornings
  • Play tells the life of Bible translator
  • Pool supply man has past filled with mystery
  • Addition to church lets history dock with present
  • SPJC leader quickly setting priorities

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Around Hillsborough
  • Investigators seek 2 men they say had sex with teen
  • Court: TGH can't shield its finances
  • A closer look: One Hillsborough church

  • News of Florida
  • Ex-felons' suit is class action
  • School marks rely on kid count
  • Ballot task force discusses ideas
  • Nosy flashlight can sniff booze, but is it legal?
  • Crist urges fines if bad teachers not reported
  • Doctor who dropped pants suspended from practice
  • Panel: Analyze medical mistakes
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