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Thursday, March 22, 2001
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BofA closes auto dealerships
The bank's experiment in selling off-lease vehicles to consumers ends in dealer criticism and slow sales. Story
Naimoli sours chamber crowd with criticism, then sweetens raffle
TAMPA -- Talking to about 200 of Tampa's corporate movers and shakers Wednesday, Vince Naimoli chastised the area for not doing enough to support his Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Story
Strait but never narrow
What do George Strait, Lee Ann Womack, Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Lonestar, the Warren Brothers and Alan Jackson have in common? They define today’s country music spectrum. Catch them all Saturday in Tampa. Story
On the Flutter farm
[Times photo: Jamie Francis]
In North Florida, the Greathouse family makes a profit by making the world a little more beautiful. Story
  • 'Oberto' proof Verdi labored for his genius
  • Flash
  • 'Cabaret' a wonderful, terrifying piece of theater

  • NIE
    Picking the right investment team
    Mutual funds are a pool of investments managed by companies whose job is to invest a pool of investors' money in stocks or bonds (securities).
    Mary Jo Melone: Who needs Barney Fife? We've got Go
    Martin Dyckman: When Republicans make all the rules
    Darrell Fry: Women need to level field
    Susan Taylor Martin: Tetovo's residents watch, wait for war
    President warns: I'll veto patients bill

    [AP photo]
    Bush tells cardiologists he wants a bill of rights, but not a Senate bill allowing patients to sue HMOs for up to $5-million. Story
    Mad cow fears prompt Vermont sheep seizure
    Four animals from the flock of 234 show signs of a neurological disease that could be mad cow, which is harmful to humans, or scrapie, which isn't. Story
    U.S. expels Russian diplomats
    As many as 50 suspected spies may be ordered out of the country. 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
    Air Force looks at MacDill's Bowl role
    An anonymous complaint leads to an investigation of the base's use of taxpayer money for events related to Super Bowl XXXV. Story
    Boar killing draws FCC investigation
    The Federal Communications Commission, which has leveled fines at radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge in the past, is now investigating the recent boar killing event on WXTB-FM 97.9 (98 Rock) to decide whether the broadcast was "obscene or indecent." Story
    For Rays, 'unbalanced' schedule means 'tough'
    TAMPA -- The Devil Rays met up with the Yankees at Legends Field on Wednesday night, one of just two games they play against the defending World Series champions this spring. If only their regular-season schedule were so light. Story
    Lightning breaks its slump in Atlanta 4-3
    ATLANTA -- Who said the Lightning can't win without its home cookin'? Story
    The joke is on Lavin's doubters
    Coach keeps UCLA players loose and focused by laughing through trying times. Story
    Senate ready to vote on faith-based prison plan
    Today the Senate votes on a faith-based program for prisons, earmarking $5-million for projects. Story
    Governor calls for action to aid minority students
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Jeb Bush on Wednesday appealed to educators and state lawmakers to help poor, minority schoolchildren who are being shortchanged by Florida schools. Story
    Ex-aide is accused of abusing office
    The Ethics Commission claims Stephen MacNamara, a top aide for the former House speaker, used his position to benefit a private client. Story
    2 projects come up short in budget plans
    Lawmakers press to get funds for the Homosassa sewer project and Chassahowitzka wastewater project into the state budget. Story
    Defense targets evidence in attack
    A lawyer asks the judge to throw out a bloodstained shirt and other evidence, as well as the rape victim's identification of the suspect. Story
    County fears EDC will hurt its reputation
    Officials worry the flap -- and unpaid bills -- will reflect badly on Hernando. Story
    Water park to add tall new slides
    Improvements at Weeki Wachee Springs' Buccaneer Bay water park are expected to be ready for the summer. Story
    Bank suspects have history of robbery
    The three men arrested in connection with the robbery of the Heritage Bank have been in and out of prison throughout their lives. Story
    Fine arts center near completion
    The Center for Fine Arts at Wesley Chapel High School will be similar to west Pasco's center at River Ridge. Story
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