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Friday, March 2, 2001
Spring Training Preview 2001
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Assuming the interstates are open, gas hasn't yet hit two bucks a gallon yet and the boss (and that can either be one at work or at home) thinks you're off doing something important, it's time to get ready for some baseball. Special Section
Darling recalled warmly
USF can't solve Cincy
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Today's headlines
Chamber, high-tech officials wrangle

WorldCom quietly slides out of Pinellas Park center
More than skin deep?
[AP photo]

The Miss USA Pageant airs tonight from Gary, Ind., and some residents are hoping that the show provides more than a cosmetic touch-up for the city. Story
Plant City Strawberry Festival

Strawberry Festival event calendar
Pollen wafts in,
tears drip out

Pesky pollen is dusting everything in sight with a greenish-yellow haze. For now, grab a tissue. Story
llamaAnimal cruelty case expands
Two youths accused of beating two llamas are charged with killing a bull. Story
Growing TIA to redesign space
Larger curbside check-in, new escalators and 14 more gates will give passengers and planes more breathing room by end of 2002. Story
FROM THE WIRE Audio update
  • Bush Challenges Allies to Defend Turkey
  • Iraq Approves U-2 Surveillance Flights
  • NASA IDs Debris As Part of Left Wing
  • Ill. Islamic Charity Leader Pleads Guilty
  • Energy Costs Soar With Cold, Iraq Threat
  • Dow Closes Up 56, Nasdaq Gains 14
  • Penguins Trade Kovalev Back to Rangers
    Rain to set stage for cold front
    The Tampa Bay area has enjoyed weeks of warmth and sunshine, but change is on the way. Story
    Accounts differ in fatal crash
    Two migrant workers say the truck, not their bus, crossed the center line. Story
    Civic duty may bring deportation
    JACKSONVILLE -- Carolina Murry thought she was as American as apple pie. Story
    Bankruptcy overhaul sails through House
    The GOP solidly backs the bill making it harder for people to wipe out debt. Democrats are split. Story
    House panel rushes tax plan to approval
    Republicans on the tax-writing committee clear the way for a floor vote on the cut next week. Story
    Familiar voices get face time
    Some local radio folks, whose faces we rarely see because they are stuck inside studios, have been flirting with the very visual medium of television. Here are some of the latest radio/TV connections: Story
    Howard Troxler: Governor's tears reveal just a drop of self-pity
    Darrell Fry: Family first
    Jan Glidewell: Please, take my identity, my phone and my mug
    Robert Trigaux:
    MCI, WorldCom prove to be worlds apart
    Crane migration closer to reality
    A regulatory board okays a plan to lead endangered whooping cranes to a refuge. Story
    Same suspects, new bank heist
    Three of the four men arrested in Wednesday's bank robbery are suspected of robbing a Floral City bank in 1999. Story
    Heat a big plus for winter's hot seller
    Shuttsco capitalizes on Florida's hot conditions for the manufacture of its popular Sno-Rakes. Story
    Impact fees won't cover new truck
    Spring Hill Fire Rescue District commissioners are angry they must pay for the brush truck with other funds. Story
    Patrol deputies lose cell phones
    After seeing January's costs, Sheriff Bob White asked deputies to restrict their use of cellular phones. But February's bill was even higher. Story
    Probation, training urged for doctor
    Further, the state Department of Health says an earlier order blocking Dr. Zafar Syed Shah from examining female patients remains in effect. Story

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