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February 28, 2001
Eye for the elections
[Times photo: Jamie Francis]
Cledarius Williams, 4, smiles at his mother, Lynette Robinson, Tuesday after she voted at Campbell Park Recreation Center in St. Petersburg. They received the traditional election-day sticker on their way out.
Howard Troxler
Gallup polls got nothing on this writer
Even a broken clock is right twice a day. Even a blind hog finds an acorn now and then. So it happens that I, your humble and dutiful correspondent, correctly predicted Rick Baker and Kathleen Ford would be the top two survivors of Tuesday's crowded mayoral primary in St. Petersburg.

Top stories
Chad proves no problem in St. Petersburg election
ST. PETERSBURG -- The hunt for chad extended across St. Petersburg on Tuesday.

City's mayoral drama replays a familiar act
Primary winners reflect longstanding divisions in St. Petersburg politics

A low voter turnout cuts the field of nine
Primary winners reflect longstanding divisions in St. Petersburg politics.

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.

Gov. Bush says Florida teeters on brink of water crisis
Florida's drought is an immediate threat, the governor tells a water summit of elected officials and regulators.

Tampa Bay briefs
Six-vehicle crash injures four in St. Petersburg

South Pinellas headlines
  • A day for newcomers
  • Gulfport challengers see possibilities
  • A friend's kindness smoothes hard time
  • Melrose discovers a principal on campus
  • Festive air -- and unfortunate snare
  • Businesses aim to land Mexican trading
  • Expand trolley routes downtown
  • Bookstore reopens
  • Detroit Hotel may go condo, not rental
  • 13-year-old struck in front of school
  • School briefs
  • City sure complaints about paint will fade
  • Candidate, mayor's wife clash at forum
  • South Pasadena mayor's race has a strange feel
  • Two hope to unseat incumbent in Ward 2
  • 5th grade to finish year in old facility
  • Activist helped salvage the ghettos, win rights
  • Humans, animals gather to help Friends of Strays
  • Many faces of one man to fill Palladium Theater
  • Family reunites to ensure 90th birthday sparkles
  • Focus on volunteers
  • Military news
  • Conditions make Laser racing an adventure
  • Racquet Club rallies to reach state
  • Incumbent, challenger square off in Gulfport
  • Sunshine track officials are ready to get rolling
  • Principal shares his views about a new job

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Final mass student transfer met with loud parental anger
  • Coming this week
  • Officials: Deputy dragged as driver flees
  • Even as flagpole, tower not wanted
  • Tractor to tackle stony beaches
  • Robbers kill man, steal tax refund
  • Moderator spices up Largo commission forum
  • Hour's shopping fulfills the wish of ill 12-year-old
  • Keep Commissioner Tracy
  • North Pinellas briefs
  • County deal may keep summer golfers on links
  • Fine closes case of fake high school certificate
  • Church plans to expand, reach out
  • Clearwater rethinks economic director's post

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Data reveal kids' queries are baffling
  • Sketch describes salvage yard slaying suspect
  • Jury starts deliberating bribery case against 2
  • 3 teens charged in school explosion
  • Filing deadline nears for tax exemption
  • Business digest

  • News of Florida
  • University system's future worries Herbert
  • DNA test casts doubt on detective
  • Around the state
  • Methodists designate new bishop for Florida
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