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Thursday, March 15, 2001
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Mall lands largest group of new stores since '70s
TAMPA -- The economy may be slumping and Wall Street tanking, but that hasn't kept the developers of International Plaza from signing more than 100 tenants. They include the largest batch of new retail names to hit the Tampa Bay area in one fell swoop since the 1970s. Story

Sacco & Vazetti
[Photos courtesy of Tampa Bay Performing Art Center]
Maestro Anton Coppola brings his lifelong fascination with Sacco and Vanzetti to the stage, but don't expect him to solve the case.
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Plan for the future today
"Social Security will be bankrupt by the time you get ready to retire. You'd better have another plan for your retirement." How many times have you heard those statements and how many times have you ignored them? Story

The caterpillars dripping from oaks are harmless and should be gone soon. Story
Arsenic worries growing
Tarpon Springs knew of arsenic: The city detected it in soil near its just-closed playground more than a month ago but decided there was no immediate risk. Story
Tampa to test park: A Times test at the Al Lopez Park playground showed levels the state considers unsafe. The poison comes from treated wood. Story
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    See the country, stay at Wal-Mart
    As more RVs fill campsites, some RVers pick Wal-Mart lots, where their money is welcome. Story
    Bush: Energy crisis made me break vow
    The president says he was "responding to reality" in backing off carbon dioxide controls. Story
    Giving new meaning to 'big game' pitcher
    Rays left-hander Doug Creek is an avid outdoorsman who loves to eat what he hunts. Story
    They're ready for spotlight
    The NCAA Tournament annually turns lesser-known players into talked-about names. This year's crop is lining up. Story
    Bush, McKay at odds over taxes
    TALLAHASSEE -- From lowering property taxes to giving tax breaks to investors and back-to-school shoppers, tax cuts have been a hallmark of Gov. Jeb Bush's administration. Story
    Nursing home fight comes to a head
    As a Senate panel passes a reform bill, seniors push to protect their right to sue and lawmakers face hard choices. Story
    Mary Jo Melone: The turkeys we should throw out the window
    Darrell Fry: Jordan not stupid, so forget comeback
    Prayer debate quiet, for now
    Groups who have been watching the issue closely say they are dumbfounded and disappointed by the School Board's inaction. Story
    Demand for county bus rides on the rise
    The commission is preparing to add buses -- a lifeline for some -- and drivers to the Citrus County Transit system. Story
    Parents keep kids home to avoid FCAT
    Other students across the state this week in grades 3-10 have been taking the reading and math sections. Testing ends Monday. Story
    Hernando homes to see fix-up cash
    The $1.05-million in funds can't be used for down payments. Only those who already own homes can apply. Story
    Planners won't support nudists' expansion
    Lake Como resort in Land O'Lakes wants to build homes on 32 acres, but neighbors are fighting the plan. Story
    Two lives so close to renewal fade away in grinding crash
    The men were killed in a collision on U.S. 19 on Tuesday. Four others remain hospitalized. Story
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