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February 4, 2001

Parkway opens to fanfare
[Times photo: Fred Victorin]
With speeches, a marching band and protesters in pig masks, most of the 42-mile Suncoast Parkway opens.

The road to nowhere won’t stay that way
Far in advance of its grand opening this weekend, the Suncoast Parkway warmed the beating hearts of Tampa Bay area developers.

Getting from here to there, the new way
Here are answers to the most frequent questions Times readers have asked about the Suncoast Parkway.
Chart: The parkway’s toll schedule

Parkway polarizes landowners in its path
The toll road is bile to some whose rural lands were snatched up for right of way. For others, including developers, it is bliss.

Road’s the rage
Even when it was still two years from reality, the Suncoast Parkway lured Peter Morchy Sr. and his family from Palm Harbor to Spring Hill.

Suncoast Parkway opens to mixed feelings
The first leg of the new toll road, which will eventually stretch from Citrus County to Hillsborough, is lauded and protested at the ceremonial opening. You can drive on it today.

How about Veterans Coastalway?
Today marks the official opening of the Suncoast Parkway, a public project that has been talked and written about more than any other in this region for the past decade.

Greg Hamilton
Citrus at a crossroads as parkway approaches
It's here. Almost.

Jan Glidewell
A picture is worth a thousand questions
Talk about mixed emotions.

Psychic spurs change in county rule
The fortuneteller wants to start a business in Hernando but is tripped up by a rule county lawyers say is unconstitutional.

The mother versus the author
A mother says her child was "devastated" by what she read in a children's book. The author says the mother's criticisms are "idiotic."

Parent has no right to ban book for all
Editor: As a parent of four children, a classroom teacher and a former public library employee, I am outraged and saddened by the action taken by the Hernando County School Board in regard to the book Freaky Friday.

Bears proud to earn regional playoff berth
BROOKSVILLE -- Six years is a long time to wait between playoff appearances.

Week in sports
Best bet

Mariner a perfect place for 11 bowlers
Mariner Lanes in Spring Hill has been home to 11 perfect games since October, including four from the center's YABA Junior Olympic Gold league.

College recruiting fair expected to be 'big event'
Wednesday is national signing day, when the country's top high school football players make it official where they will be continuing their promising careers.

XFL receiver Goodson goes another route
Tyrone Goodson met with the XFL coaches. He shook hands, watched a practice, and they told him to sleep on it.

Government meetings

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