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March 20, 2001
Brief rain helpless against drought
[Times photo: Ken Helle]
Days of rain won't do it. The area needs weeks, if not months, of steady rainfall to pry loose the grip of this stubborn dry spell.
Mary Jo Melone
NASCAR gets to stay behind the wheel
Death is supposed to be the great equalizer, but even in death some people are more equal than others.

Top stories
Court lifts busing order
A federal appeals court sides with Hillsborough County on desegregation.

'Controlled choice' plan is next step


Decision excerpts

'Survivor' castoffs chat with fans
Although the audience was small, the two former stars treated those who closely follow the show to a Q&A session.

Tampa Bay briefs
Natural causes cited in woman's death

South Pinellas headlines
  • Race pits big dreams against smaller steps
  • Critics fault chief for stance at forum
  • For 6 in nudity case, an unblemished record
  • St. Pete Beach city hall plan reborn
  • Ex-candidate gives Baker support
  • Campaign calendar

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • City: Water violators beware
  • A heated race draws to an end
  • Executive to admit Medicare scheme
  • Merchants push for downtown Largo change
  • Member accused of fitness center thefts
  • Center's expansion fund drive on target
  • New office to provide cancer information
  • Tarpon Springs: Times recommends
  • School band toots for loot

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Debate on tax focuses on kids
  • Slain counselor loved helping others
  • Port to purchase aquarium parking
  • Former 'stop sign' case defendant released from jail
  • 'Controlled choice' plan is next step
  • Chronology
  • Decision excerpts
  • Woman's body pulled out of river downtown
  • Tampa considers tougher tree rules
  • Bulletin board

  • News of Florida
  • Baby boom at sea
  • Weakest schools cheat students
  • Bill sets July 1 date to restructure education system
  • Around the state
  • Democrats target Bush with TV ads
  • State asks for flexibility with federal money
  • Florida on lookout for disease
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