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Friday, March 16, 2001
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HCA faces civil fraud allegations
HCA-The Healthcare Co. already has paid more than $840-million to settle federal fraud charges, but it may owe the government even more. Story
USF tech incubator slowly takes shape
Mike Kovac has been at the University of South Florida for 23 years. And he's been preaching the need for a business incubator on the university's campus for a number of those years. Story
Danka’s new CEO reveals his vision
Yes, the bottom line must improve, but P. Lang Lowrey III says workers' morale must be lifted as well. Story
OJ outfit simply not what it seems
Simply Orange Juice Co. is a quiet assault by Minute Maid and its parent Coca-Cola against rival Tropicana. Story
  • Suspense missing in 'Enemy at the Gates'
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    The kindness of strangers
    [Times photo: James Borchuck]
    A Bolivian family from a village high in the Andes came to St. Petersburg to save a desperately ill child. Their struggles to adapt to this unfamiliar culture have brought help from a new extended family here. Story
    Enter the Times Oscar Contest
    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
    Times poll: Mayor’s race is a dead heat
    With 1 in 3 voters undecided, front-runner Baker appears vulnerable to gains by Ford in St. Petersburg mayoral contest.

    More ads pulled from 98 Rock
    Disney, Denny's, GNC and M&M/Mars join others in yanking their spots off 98 Rock. Story
    What to do about arsenic?
    With concerns growing over treated wood used in play sets and decks, we look at health questions you may have. Story
    Special report: The poison in your backyard
    Doctor stricken on global journey
    The pediatrician, 50, schedules heart surgery for after her adventure, but didn't make it. Story
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  • 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
    Big bummer for Big Ten
    Georgia State upsets Wisconsin to set up a Lefty Dreisel rematch against Maryland. Story
    Utah State topples OSU in overtime
    GREENSBORO, N.C. -- With just a few inconsequential seconds left in Thursday's NCAA East Region opener, senior forward Curtis Bobb faced the pocket of cheering Utah State fans and tugged at his jersey as if to show off the name. Story
    Rays hoping to start out on the right foot
    No guarantees from Larry Rothschild, but team's likely rotation is having a strong spring. Story
    NTSB chief takes job with ties to Chrysler
    As its watchdog, Jim Hall praised DaimlerChrysler. He may lobby for the automaker. That bothers critics. Story
    Senate approves bankruptcy reform bill
    Differences with the version passed by the House will have to be worked out now. Story
    Powerful pop mogul now facing the music
    After a much-watched celebrity trial, a jury decides whether to send "Puffy" Combs to prison. Story
    Bill would ease rules for heart programs
    TALLAHASSEE -- Tom Barb knows the difficulty of launching an open heart surgery program. Story
    Boy gets life, no parole, for strangling playmate
    John Silva, 15, hid the body of the 12-year-old in a septic tank. A judge will recommend a juvenile prison. Story
    Gary Shelton: UF’s 2001 dreams tied to 2000 pain
    Howard Troxler: Line begins forming for successor to El Greco
    Jan Glidewell: A project worthy of an ode to a commode
    Robert Trigaux:
    Watch out, Citigroup, these students will tan your hide
    School Board tightens sale rules
    Elementary kids no longer can sell door to door for school fundraisers. The method is still allowed for secondary school students, though it's being discouraged. It's a safety issue. Story
    Dock builder dies from electric shock
    Paramedics worked for more than an hour trying to revive Harold Duncan, 45. Story
    Lowe’s to build with county approval
    The county hopes the agreement with the home improvement store will satisfy many concerns of a nearby subdivision. Story
    Rowden: Rethink mission of EDC
    The commissioner says other counties use their chamber of commerce. Maybe, she says, that could work in Hernando. Story
    Woman dies in accident after a dangerous ride
    The 75-year-old swerved on and off State Road 52 as she crossed the county before colliding with a gray Buick. Story
    Accused man to change plea
    The lawyer for Jim Curtis, the man whom prosecutors say killed a 3-year-old in September, may change his client's not guilty plea today. Story
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