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March 27, 2001
Cost of sandy beach may rise

[Times photo: Cherie Diez]
The George W. Bush administration wants to significantly cut the federal dollars spent on beach renourishment, forcing beach communities to come up with hundreds of thousands of dollars to make up the difference.
Mary Jo Melone
Wanted: prosecutor, must be self-starter
Until federal prosecutors dropped their case against Steve and Marlene Aisenberg, it was hard to know that Tampa Bay had a U.S. Attorney's Office.

Top stories
Charity’s ex-director sentenced
TAMPA -- The scene outside the courtroom Monday morning looked like a family reunion.

Boater hits, kills pregnant manatee
Ragtail, whose name came from an earlier boat encounter, suffered broken ribs and shattered vertebrae as wells as propeller cuts.

Whispers of violence take toll at 2 schools
The rumors nearly empty one Pinellas school and affect another. Administrators aren't sure how to prevent the disruptions.

Deeper look at dolphins
TAMPA -- The Florida Aquarium is launching a dolphin tour with a research twist.

Couple could get millions for fees
The government could owe $3.75-million if a judge agrees that the Aisenberg prosecution was frivolous or in bad faith.

Utility seeks short-term loan for desal plant
The $42-million loan would let work begin on Tampa Bay Water's plant despite a legal challenge.

Tampa Bay briefs
Man shot several times near College Hill

South Pinellas headlines
  • Fingers crossed in tight race
  • Faithful voter 'Lola' Bitare, 101, dies
  • Sign warns: 'Check your chads'

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Courthouse astir over bacterium
  • Value of sculptures grinds on skeptics
  • Plan for downtown grocery takes shape
  • County increases oversight of Penny
  • City reduces penalties in Explorers post case
  • Tarpon wins grant to help neighborhood
  • North Pinellas digest
  • Boy hurt in scooter accident expected to return home
  • Federal grant sparks STAR Center improvements
  • MS Walk to pay tribute to man of wheels
  • Funding reclaimed water with flat fee is wrong
  • State fights to block sex offender's freedom
  • Clearwater in brief
  • County employs bait drops to battle rabies
  • Bowman's bold move secures Super victory
  • Twice as much leadership
  • School briefs
  • Frank W. Godsey Jr., 94, former ECI executive, patent holder

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Firm sues after losing crane in Ybor City fire
  • DUI offender charged in fatal crash

  • News of Florida
  • Butterworth asks for fuel law repeal
  • On the air, but under fire
  • Overhaul plan hinders Fla. universities
  • Around the state
  • Bill may protect dam many want destroyed
  • Report: Nursing home suits, staffing linked
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