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Wednesday, March 28, 2001
SOUTH PINELLAS
It's Baker

[Times photo - Jamie Francis]
In a race that focused on leadership skills, Rick Baker defeats council member Kathleen Ford. Story
Mayor's role now Baker's to define
Winners promise new watchword: civility
Voters hold City Council to eight members
Click here for a chart of results from the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections
BUSINESS
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Lessons learned, and battles ahead
TALLAHASSEE -- Pam Dana, Florida's top economic development official, learned plenty about what not to do in her old job with the state of California. Story
Sykes breaks jet deal with its CEO
Sykes the company paid $3.6-million in penalties last year to the plane's owner, Sykes the chief executive. Story
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Can't help but testify to Aretha Franklin's talent
  • Julie Harris dazzles gradually in 'Belle'
  • Seize the day
  • Flash

  • TASTE
    The balancing act
    [Times art: Teresanne Cossetta]
    For diabetics, and anyone else who wants better nutrition, avoiding certain foods doesn't do the trick. The key is controlling the portions of the foods you eat. Story
    CENSUS 2000
    Hispanic boom fuels state growth
    Census numbers reveal statewide growth and a shift of political power from the Panhandle to the southeast.
    Story
    Search Florida information
    Hispanics now Florida's largest minority group

    [Times photo - Scott Keeler]
    Alvaro Perez came to Florida three years ago, so determined to learn English that he spent more than $1,000 on a set of instructional videos. 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
    Devils raze Lightning
    New Jersey pounds Tampa Bay 7-1 to complete a four-game season sweep by an aggregate 25-4. Story
    NASCAR proceeds as quietly as it can
    Stealth on safety issues has been the M.O. Story
    Hamilton glad wait is over
    The Rays send their top prospect to Double A, and he wishes only they'd done so sooner. Story
    TAMPA BAY
    21 cats, boy removed from Seminole house
    Deputies describe a scene of squalor, including three cat bodies found in a freezer. The parents are arrested. Story
    STATE
    Lawmakers: We'll pay for vow to teach
    A bill would pay tuition and fees if prospective teachers agree to take and keep classroom jobs at least four years. Story
    Senate advances bill to help homeless
    For the first time, Florida would have a State Office on Homelessness to fund and unify the state's programs. Story
    Ban sought on arsenic-treated wood in state's playgrounds
    A lawmaker says he will offer a bill in the House to keep arsenic-treated wood out of playgrounds. Story
    Special report: The poison in your backyard
    WORLD & NATION
    Espionage's greatest hits -- live!
    Former agents take tourists by Washington espionage sites used by some of the nation's most infamous spies. Story
  • COLUMNS
    Robert Trigaux: Bay area business plot twists worthy of own awards
    Bill Maxwell: Deed restrictions rule out foster care
    Tim Nickens: Mayor's role now Baker's to define

    CITRUS
    Schools discuss altering pay cap on experience
    Officials want to change a rule that credits new administrators with no more than five years of experience in setting pay. Story
    Commissioners lift ban on burning
    Rain has eased the risk of fires, yet the drought remains and residents are asked to be careful when burning yard debris. Story
    HERNANDO
    Student threat: Soft discipline, hard reproach
    Principals allow two students to return to school after gun threats. The targeted are upset. Story
    National Guard settling in at airport
    Several Black Hawk helicopters have arrived, and 35 full-time employees will officially start their first day of operations at the county airport on Thursday. Story
    PASCO
    Murder victim's whispered 'Steve' early focus of trial
    But defendant's name is Michael, his attorney says. Prosecutors say, however, that his DNA was found on the victim. Story
    Commission hikes fines for illegal watering
    A first offense still results in a $30 fine plus court costs, but second-time offenders must pay $250, and a third violation carries a fine of $500. Story
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