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Thursday, April 26, 2001
WEEKEND
Livestock 2001: Something to Crowe about
[Photo: V2 Music Group]
Rumors of the festival's demise have proven wrong, and organizers have calmed down the more outrageous party problems. This year's lineup is as strong as ever, and there are even plans for online streaming video and audio from the festival. Story
FLORIDIAN
The sound of science
[Times photo: Ken Helle]
For some deaf people, recent technology offers a chance to have almost normal hearing. That's exactly why others consider it a threat. Story
NIE
Before the profits comes 'the plan'
Henry Ford was always fascinated with mechanical devices and the way things worked. On the Michigan farm where he grew up, he liked harvesting the crops with the McCormick reapers, and he was quite taken by the apparatus in the dairy. Story
BUSINESS
Market Snapshot
As of: 13:36:09 (EDT)
Value Net Chg
DJIA 9179.81
53.36
NYSE 5525.46
25.47
NASDAQ 1648.00
-4.18
Russell 2000 454.15
0.38
S&P 500 977.13
3.01
10YR T-Note (x.10) 42.21
-0.08
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Humana freezes its Medicare HMO
The insurer will not accept new bay area enrollees for its Gold Plus program, citing low government reimbursement for services. Story
Verizon, marketer settle charges
But who will pay most of the $3.1-million "slamming" settlement with the Florida attorney general is at issue. Story
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Is actor-to-anchor leap merit or hype?
  • Flash

  • COLUMNS
    Hubert Mizell: Rays can find hope in April of Twins
    Eric Deggans: Unreality on your local newscast
    Lucy Morgan: House Democrats find a way to slow GOP train
    David Adams:
    Trade tune is the same, but fewer are listening
    SPORTS
    logoSolutions for Rays not easy
    Naimoli has made missteps, but the stadium, team quality appear to be among larger trouble spots. Story, poll
    Good things happen for Rays
    Solid team effort, a little luck lead to second straight win, 5-3 over K.C. 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
    TAMPA BAY
    Father avoids teen sex trial
    The man fathered a child with a teenage girl and later married her. Now he must serve a year of probation. Story
    A slugger's story
    Enough relatives to field a few teams show up for the Tampa screening of 61*, an HBO movie about baseball great Roger Maris. Story
    Get ready for years of flight delays
    Tampa's record is better than most, and new runways may ease the strain there and around the nation eventually. Story
    A phone rings; suddenly, a man lies dead
    After a fatal crash, officials say cell phones aren't the only dangerous distraction for drivers. Story
    WORLD & NATION
    Bush mixes message on Taiwan
    The White House says the president did not change U.S. policy by offering military defense of Taiwan. Story
    Ex-senator tells of role in deaths
    During the Vietnam War, Bob Kerrey's squad killed several civilians in a raid -- and witnesses differ on what happened. Story
    STATE
    House bill may stand alone on school prayer
    The bill addresses student-led prayer, but it's not expected to progress without a Senate companion. Story
    Graham warns against university overhaul
    TALLAHASSEE -- The proposed overhaul of Florida's university system is unconstitutional and will be challenged in court if state lawmakers approve it, U.S. Sen. Bob Graham warned Wednesday. Story
    Arsenic risk baffles Florida officials
    State agencies cannot say how much arsenic in treated wood presents a health risk to children. Story

  • CITRUS
    Alternative school pitches its success
    Renaissance Center officials appeal to the School Board for more resources to better meet the needs of disruptive students. Story
    HERNANDO
    Schools must trim budgets
    Cutting 10 percent in the coming school year is an act of "prudence," the finance director says. Story
    PASCO
    Zephyrhills to become the heavy land of Ozz
    Plans are for Ozzfest 2001, headlined by Ozzy Osbourne of bat-biting fame, to swoop into Zephyrhills Festival Park on July 14. Story
    Plan would increase park impact fees
    The Pasco Building Association challenges the proposal, which would raise total impact fees for new, single-family homes to $6,806. Story



     

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