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Wednesday, March 14, 2001
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Bay area investors cling to market
The Fed's meeting next week and upcoming earnings reports lead many people to avoid big changes for now. Story
Four juice importers sue to halt tax
The companies say their $4.5-million annual payout helps little in the area of marketing. State officials disagree. Story
Call to halt bomb drop too late
The air controller gave clearance to drop the bombs, then realized a mistake had been made. Story
'You want my blood. Here take it'
November's presidential election still haunts Theresa LePore. Story
The dish on fish
[Times photo: Jamie Francis]
Ever feel like a fish out of water when you walk up to the seafood counter? Let's navigate the uncharted waters of buying and cooking fin fish. Story
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Welcome to the Times Oscar Contest, your chance not only to show off your Hollywood savvy, but also to say which of the nominated movies are your personal favorites. Play

Days after surgery, brain swelling kills boy

[Times photo - Toni L. Sandys]
TAMPA -- The operation held the promise of a new life for John Esteban Martinez, a chance to live longer and attend school and, more or less, to look like the rest of us. Story
2 killed in horrific crash
Two die at the scene. It was the second crash with multiple fatalities in Pasco in less than two weeks. Story
Mother sentenced in killing of her son
Her housemate is serving life for beating the child to death while she did nothing to stop it. She is given 11 1/2 years. Story
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    Faith from adversity
    UF's Billy Donovan focuses on what matters most to him as he navigates his most difficult season. Story
    Nobody's perfect, eh? Tell these two
    Rodriguez and Jeter: There never has been a pair like them. Story
    Down, up, down night for Lightning
    Tampa Bay erases a 3-0 deficit to Edmonton only to lose 5-4 in overtime. Story
    Bush wants state to stop using arsenic in wood
    Reports of arsenic leaching out of treated lumber close playground. Story
    Youth sent to prison unsettles lawmakers
    Child advocates say the case of a 14-year-old sentenced to life in prison illustrates the harshness of Florida's laws and the need for changes. Story
    Howard Troxler: Man learns deal's grip not so firm after years
    Robert Trigaux: Privacy group gives Tampa a boot for 'Snooper Bowl'
    Bill Maxwell: The Big Apple would like Mayor Clinton
    Hubert Mizell: Perfect fit for Knight

    EDC gets rare dose of praise, support
    More accustomed to stinging criticism, the agency receives back slaps, encouragement and a little cash from local leaders. Story
    School Board avoids subject of prayer
    Member Carol Snyder's attempts to launch discussion of the opening prayer and of silent reflection die for lack of support. Story
    Sullivan fired after violating senator's media policy
    Ginny Brown-Waite says there are reasons she doesn't allow her staff to speak with reporters. Story
    Schools to stop driver training
    The driver's education program in Hernando County schools is being eliminated to allow students more time for academic subjects. Story
    Grand jury examining Port Richey
    Though no one knows its target, an inquiry into "matters in the city of Port Richey" has wreaked havoc on city politics. Story
    Officials discuss pitching 'Penny'
    County commissioners want the public to have input on the proposal before it goes to a November 2002 referendum. Story

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