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Wednesday, March 21, 2001
BUSINESS
Fed helps out consumers

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The half-point cut in interest rates disappoints investors but aids consumers in easing debt.
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From the Times business pages
Progress leader assesses industry
William Cavanaugh speaks out on deregulation efforts in Florida, California's energy crunch and worker concerns. Story
Tampa port loses one deal, gains another
One group withdraws plans for a luxury hotel, but another moves ahead with a high-tech center and hotel. Story
TASTE
The mad scientist of the kitchen
[Photo: Food Network]
For his entertaining Good Eats show on the Food Network, Alton Brown combines equal parts pop culture and food science, stirring it up with a little shtick. Story
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Local composer doesn't mix well with masters
  • WTSP news team in flux
  • Seize the day
  • Flash

  • TAMPA BAY
    Tampa Bay Water gets restrictions in lieu of fines
    Swiftmud could have levied millions of dollars for pumping permit violations. But the board is dictating numerous conditions and has not ruled out fines. Story
    Eckerd College names president
    The college's presidential search committee says it has found just the man to whip the college back into fiscal shape. Story
    Greco puts a spark to trolley line
    A half-century after its clickety-click faded, an electric trolley is on track for 2002, with "Shirley's Car." 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
    SPORTS
    Bucs try to turn over new Leaf
    His contract restructured, Tampa Bay's new quarterback is ready to restructure his NFL career. Story
    Greer put in a tough position
    Temple coach John Chaney expects the most of his point guard, who cherishes the role. Story
    Teammates see a star in Hamilton, eventually
    Rays' phenom needs time but has shown striking ability, attitude to match. Story
    STATE
    Senators see deal to study fast train
    With their sights on a $6-million allocation, lawmakers envision an authority that would study details. Story
    2 dead despite attempts to stop rampage
    Wrecking a good Samaritan's car, a man kills himself and his wife after motorists desperately try to save her. Story
    WORLD & NATION
    Sub captain takes blame for collision
    Scott Waddle, disputing some earlier allegations, tells his side of the story. Story
    Scam targeted rich and famous
    A Brooklyn busboy is accused of using a computer to gain access to credit information to steal from 400 richest people in America. Story
  • COLUMNS
    Howard Troxler: Bright ideas may lose gloss after Jeb's gone
    Bill Maxwell: Discovering a legendary football coach
    Gary Shelton: Meanwhile, it's back to work for deposed King

    CITRUS
    Five hurt in U.S. 19 car crash

    Authorities say a driver attempting to turn left onto Venable Drive started a four-car pileup Tuesday afternoon. Story
    Civic groups sting tax idea
    The Citrus County Council objects to a sales tax increase being considered to fund local projects. The county staff is compiling a list of funding options and needed projects. Story
    HERNANDO
    Large sheds get commission's attention
    Prompted by a shed in Diane Rowden's neighborhood, the commission narrowly decides to look into the issue. Story
    Park to remain open despite arsenic threat
    A county Health Department official says there is little chance of being poisoned by tainted playground soil. Story
    Special report: The poison in your backyard
    PASCO
    Detective in child killing admits error
    The New Port Richey officer says she didn't intentionally lie, but her misstatements were used by the defense to pressure the State Attorney's Office. Story
    3 men held in Heritage Bank heist
    Two deputies chase the suspects and arrest them within 200 yards of the bank after two people report the holdup. Story
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