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Wednesday, February 28, 2001
6.2 ’quake jolts Seattle, northwest
click for for AP coverageAn earthquake measuring 7.0 shook the Pacific northwest, including Seattle and Portland, at 10:55 a.m. Pacific time today. The ’quake lasted 45 seconds, longer than most. No fatalities are immediately reported. Some people are reported to be stranded in the famed Seattle Space Needle.

Bush takes
to nation

[AP photo]
In his first address to Congress, the president continues to promote his proposed $1.6-trillion tax cut.
Highlights of Bush's speech
Numbers don't add up, Democrats say

States act to bolster marriage
A wave of legislation, including a Florida law, seeks to reduce divorces by pushing couples to get premarital counseling. Story
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Developer plots high-tech project in Tampa port area
A resort founder unveils his vision for the Channel District, but port officials see a lot of work ahead for an area with many misfires. Story
Strawberry serenade
[Times photo: Jill Sagers]

It's the season to savor the sweet, sensuous fruit at the Strawberry Festival. Oh, and while you're at it, take a flat or two home for recipes and, perchance, romance.
City duel: Baker vs. Ford
Primary winners reflect
long-standing division in
St. Petersburg politics
City's mayoral drama replays a familiar act
A low voter turnout cuts the field of nine
Chad proves no problem in St. Petersburg election
City council race: a day for newcomers

Chart of results
Prayer debate lifts many voices
At times resembling a tent revival more than a public hearing, the Citrus School Board finds little peace on divisive issue. Story
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    Florida's drought is an immediate threat, the governor tells a water summit of elected officials and regulators. Story
    University system's future worries Herbert
    The outgoing chancellor of the state's university system sees problems on the horizon for higher education. Story
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    'Davids' deliver stand on prayer
    A group conducts a prayer session, holds signs and praises Jesus outside Forest Ridge Elementary as a message to the School Board. Story
    Father: Kindness can flow from killings
    The father of one of 13 who died at Columbine High says the slayings show that Christian ideals must play a key role in public education. Story
    Officials toss their 2 cents in on new rail
    County Commission Chairman Chris Kingsley's letter urges the Legislature not to forget the little guys when planning the high-speed rail. Story
    Changes proposed for dealing with dogs
    Animal Services officers' recommendations for handling problem dogs receives a warm response from officials and residents. Story
    Teen who shot friend describes tragedy
    Steven Moschella, who accidentally killed his best friend last year, shares his story as part of his sentence. Story
    County okays school impact fee on new homes
    The fee will raise the price of new single family houses in Pasco by $1,694. Officials say it is desperately needed to pay for new schools to keep up with population growth. Story

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