April 4, 2001
||Warming up for the festival
[Times photo: Dirk Shadd]
Trombone player Eric Bjerva stands at attention while rehearsing with the Grand Rapids (Minn.) High School bands on St. Pete Beach a few hours after arriving Tuesday for the Festival of States. It was 28 degrees when they left Grand Rapids. They are one of two out-of-state high school bands that will perform in Saturday's parade.
Government in secret needs a swift kick
In which the narrator offers to let himself be kicked in the seat of the pants by the presiding officers of the state Legislature.
Strawberry used drugs on spree
A friend told police that the former baseball star phoned and said he had been taken to Orlando against his will.
'I thought that they would help him'
The widow of a man shot to death by police questions her decision to call them and the tactics they used.
Smoke billows over traffic, threatens I-4
Detours could resume as a wildfire consumes muck that was hit by 3 inches of rain last weekend.
Favorite won't seek county's top post
Gay Lancaster, 54, said her life was getting out of balance while she worked as Pinellas' interim county administrator.
College's new head praised as right fit
Colleagues say Donald R. Eastman's fundraising record and pro-faculty stance will benefit Eckerd College.
Tampa Bay briefs
Woman who jumped from Skyway identified
South Pinellas headlines
Redington discusses switching to sheriff
Two sides resolute on gala deficit
Pick on signs other than billboards
Pinellas Park police captain blocks release of documents
Tampa lawyer named new city attorney
What's up? Here's the deal on 4th Street
Townhomes get one last reprieve
Black chamber touts new attitude
Eighth-grader qualifies for state geography bee
A celebration of music
Cinderella for a night
From snow to show: band warms up
Divine morsels, setting blend for a good cause
When it comes to illegal parking, camera doesn't lie
Eight bystanders act when lives hang in the balance
All official meetings to appear on cable
Breast, cervical cancer screenings available
Local Masters top 34 teams in swim meet
Central Avenue renews business district revival
Focus on volunteers
Florida is runner-up in intersectional doubles
Area athletes train near Switzerland
For the record
Rain washes out Sunshine
Officials to meet with residents over Eckerd College traffic signal
North Pinellas headlines
Building of school surprises neighbors
Fear of arsenic shuts playground
Belleair sides with kids, not predator
Police dog to retire after 5 years on force
Preserve to come with a beach
Cruelty suspect's bail reduced
Out-of-control car stops short of house
North Pinellas digest
Mayor vows repairs on worn rail crossing
Largo Library serves many, deserves more space
Court bailiffs told not to fear disease outbreak
Bay area athletes train with Jackson near Switzerland
Kleman's fate on docket today
Deadheads find their muse in Ratdog
Relentless teenager honored for work
Biker: Murders, extortion typified Outlaws
UT student regrets friends are suspended
School Board wrestles with bomb threat policy
News of Florida
Senate relaxing stand on tax cuts
Racial profiling bill splits legislators
Legislators ignore judge's order on labor talks
The Legislature in brief
Around the state
Other counts continue
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