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Tuesday, April 24, 2001
SPORTS

[Times photo: Cherie Diez]
Walker gets serious
The Bucs' top draft pick starts by asking his coach about playbooks and opponents, not nightclubs. Story
McRae’s second shot a long time coming
No one can explain why Rays' new manager had to wait so long after a solid stint in K.C. Story
Lost but not forgotten
The athletic history of pre-integration black schools is missing from state record books Story
FLORIDIAN
When children grieve
[Times photo: Bill Serne]
Losing a parent to death leaves an ache kids never outgrow, but if they are to cope, they need to keep a positive connection to the ended relationship. Story
BUSINESS
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Aperian outlook changes in hours
In one day, the company shifts from touting its future to cutting 60 percent of its Tampa staff. Story
Dinner-cruise ship pursues Tampa port
TAMPA -- Owners of a dinner-cruise ship on Mississippi's Gulf Coast plan to sail the vessel from the Port of Tampa next year. Story
Struggling Shells hit by loss of $3-million
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Seize the day
  • This 'Fiddler' is fit in Little Theater telling
  • Matchbox Twenty fulfills craving
  • Reporters who sued TV station win award
  • Flash

  • SENIORITY
    Slipping behind the wheel
    [Times photo: Amber Tenille Woolfolk]
    The impact of aging on our bodies affects virtually everyone's ability to drive, whether or not we want to admit it. The key is to understand the limitations and adjust.
    Story
    TAMPA BAY
    Parents lose fight over life support
    Terri Schiavo's feeding tube is expected to be removed today. The U.S. Supreme Court refused to intervene. Story
    Report: Woman’s death ruled a suicide
    Janet Gifford-Meyers, suffering from postpartum depression, overdosed on barbiturates, an act her husband calls "grossly out of character." Story
    One question changes a young life
    After a 7-year-old, found in North Carolina, answers to her name, police put her in foster care to await a hearing on her fate today. Story
    Two dogs destroyed after girl attacked
    Congressmen: Use U.S. 19 money now
    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
    WORLD & NATION
    Arms sale to Taiwan angers China
    President Bush is expected to authorize much of Taipei's wish list, including destroyers and submarines. Story
    Mammograms may save even more lives
    Regular screening enormously reduces the risk of dying of breast cancer, analysis shows. Story
    Anti-drug patrols in Peru suspended
    LIMA, Peru -- The downing by Peru of a missionary aircraft from the United States has dealt a severe blow to the two countries' efforts to halt drug shipments between Peru's coca fields and the trafficking cartels in Colombia. Story
    STATE
    Bush moves to middle on tax cuts
    The governor suggests some simple division -- by two -- to jump-start budget negotiations tangled in tax cut talk. Story
    Crist’s travels often take him home
    Taxpayers fund the education chief's visits, but one watchdog group says it is not a problem if he has business to conduct. Story

    Florida crime still falling
    The crime rate dropped 8.1 percent last year, reaching its lowest level since 1972. Story
    COLUMNS
    Mary Jo Melone: In shadow of love and hate, a lesson
    Jan Glidewell: Proof that sometimes the readers know best
    Gary Shelton: This is it, Clyde: Don't mess up
    Elijah Gosier:
    Legal zeal could find better target
    Martin Dyckman:
    A tribute to Jamerson would keep runoff
  • CITRUS
    Sinkholes plague homeowners
    The drought brings a new sensation to Gospel Island homes: "You felt like you were on the Titanic." Story
    HERNANDO
    Crime rate jumps in city
    A nearly 30 percent increase in Brooksville offsets a small decrease in the rest of the county. Countywide, crime increased 2.1 percent in 2000. Story
    PASCO
    Arsenic decision is final
    After closing and reopening Pasco school playgrounds, officials err on the side of caution and close them for the rest of the school year. Story



     

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