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Sunday, March 4, 2001
TRAVEL
Focus on Canada
For travelers making their way through a beautiful loop of countryside in western Canada by rail and ferry, what goes around come around, with breathtaking results. Stories
FLORIDIAN
Maestro Coppola's opus
[Times photo: Thomas M. Goethe
A longtime conductor and member of the famous artistic family, Anton Coppola has poured himself into composing a new opera -- an expensive, Godfather-sized opera -- premiering this month in Tampa. Story
Plant City Strawberry Festival
Strawberry Festival event calendar

BUSINESS
Market Snapshot
As of: 13:36:09 (EDT)
Value Net Chg
DJIA 9179.81
53.36
NYSE 5525.46
25.47
NASDAQ 1648.00
-4.18
Russell 2000 454.15
0.38
S&P 500 977.13
3.01
10YR T-Note (x.10) 42.21
-0.08

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Today’s headlines
Troubled waters
Millions of dollars from fishing and boating used to pour into the small towns surrounding Lake Okeechobee. That flow has slowed to a trickle as the lake's level has dropped to a 12-year low, courtesy of water management officials and Mother Nature. But a fish biologist says it's good for the lake in the long run. Story


Share your financial opinions and experiences
Is money one of your favorite topics? If so, you could be a prime candidate for the new St. Petersburg Times Money Panel. Story
WORLD & NATION
Good cop, bad cop
The careers of two stellar FBI agents collided over the most important questions of truth. The collision erupted in scandal. One of the agents was allowed to retire with honor. The other was drummed out. You might not guess which is which. First of a two-part series

Military crash kills 21; 3 from Lakeland
The Florida Army National Guard plane was taking a Virginia civil engineering squad home after training. Story
‘Death-tax’ repeal looks less certain
A rich-man's crusade against Bush's plan to eliminate the estate tax might make it easier for Congress to say no. 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
    TAMPA BAY
    Lives lost, shattered in two families
    A fiery two-car collision on State Road 54 leaves two brothers and a woman dead and three severely injured, the boys' mother and two other children. Story
    Eclectic choice of works lures art fest crowd
    Prize money of $61,500 helps attract more than three times as many applicants as there are booths for artists. Story
    SPORTS
    Speeding toward majors at 100 mph
    Hard-throwing Jesus Colome, 21, has an excellent chance to be with the Rays in April. Story
    Row, row, row your boat
    250 miles of water from Mullet Key to Key Largo promise pain, strain and gain for kayakers. Story
    A map of the Water Tribe Cruising Challenge
    Johnson open to Bucs job
    Tony Dungy was to speak to the free agent, whose agent calls talks "optimistic". Story
    Southern Miss knocks Bulls to 6th seed
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Vandarel Jones' 19 points paced Southern Mississippi to an 83-77 victory over South Florida on Saturday and a share of the Conference USA regular-season title. Story
    STATE
    Leading the Legislature
    House speaker Tom Feeney, a conservative "gladiator," is unapologetic for his rhetoric. Senate President John McKay, a onetime Democrat, has overcome many obstacles to reach his position of power. The session begins Tuesday.
    Tom Feeney profile
    John McKay profile
    Legislature opens to new faces, old woes
    In addition to a growing budget crisis, lawmakers have plenty of problems awaiting them Tuesday. Story
    ENTERTAINMENT
    Flash
    Fonda donates millions for gender studies center Story
  • COLUMNS
    Susan Taylor Martin: Family of Clinton utilized long White House tradition
    Paul de la Garza: Just like that, my kids are citizens
    Mary Jo Melone: Let us all lift a toast to our blissful forgetfulness
    Jan Glidewell: Saint Leo professor takes show on the road
    Gary Shelton: Bucs message loud and clear
    Robert Trigaux: 'Hi, it's me. Just letting everyone know I have a cell phone'
    Robyn Blumner: Utah takes blue ribbon and golden pacifier for its censorship-chic
    Bill Maxwell: Some Palestinian students find political act in studying rather than fighting
    Martin Dyckman:
    Pay now or pay later for new voting system
    Martin Dyckman:
    Learning is what's sacrificed for testing
    Tim Nickens: It's hard to peg Jeb Bush
    Philip Gailey: Our Legislature may bring an unpredicted storm of changes
    CITRUS
    Man sees profit growth in trees
    Developer Steve Tamposi planted 108,500 saplings near his Citrus Hills subdivision. They'll provide green -- and money. Story
    New school role: Internet police
    While Web technology greatly expands educational opportunities, officials learn there is a downside. The opportunities for abuse are temptations as well. Story
    HERNANDO
    1 year later, new managers make strides
    GARTH COLLER: This attorney is a talker who prefers to act now, rather than regret later. Complaints about his style are largely eclipsed by his effectiveness. Story
    1 year later, new managers make strides
    PAUL McINTOSH: The county administrator dives right in and has earned praise for insight and leadership. Areas for improvement: communication. Story
    PASCO
    Adult businesses feeling heat
    Residents in Hudson want to push the shops along U.S. 19 somewhere else. But the businesses' owners say they're in for a fight. Story
    Reconfiguring foster care
    Starting today, the Times chronicles the impact of the privatization of foster care in Pasco County through the experiences of the Gary family. Story

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