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Friday, May 4, 2001
LEGISLATURE 2001: The Final Day
Car seat boosters face no easy ride
A bill requiring older kids to be strapped into the seats may not reach the governor desk. Story
Bill puts bullet train on design track
The Legislature sends the governor a bill creating an authority that will design intrastate rail transit. Story
Adviser’s job sparks talk of conflict of interest
Program pays to relocate mobile homes
Legislator faces brain surgery
The power of three
[Times photo: Jamie Francis]
The small church building at the end of Union Street in St. Petersburg looks lonely, almost forgotten. A few sad flowers line the base of the white stucco structure, and tired grass is losing its grip, leaving only a mound of sugar sand. Story
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Verizon boosts Internet access rates
Despite growing competition, many cable and phone providers are increasing consumer rates. Story
Jump in jobless claims a concern
  • Al Keck joining 28's sports team
  • Mother-to-be radio star is at home on the air
  • Tina's strategy triumphs

    Howard Troxler: Keeping the faith in the face of the FCAT
    Jan Glidewell: Look around, our kids are basically pretty good
    Hubert Mizell: Pitino is right at home as a Derby dweller
    Ernest Hooper: The Big Easy, the old 'Box and 'Piano Man'
    Robert Trigaux:
    Florida chamber seeks (again) to forecast the future
    July 4 party to snub Bubba
    The deal for St. Petersburg's fireworks deals out Bubba the Love Sponge Clem. Story
    Unusual otter attack kills dog
    A teenage girl watches as the animal grabs her pet, pulls him under the water and snaps at the foot of a would-be rescuer. Story

    Several second chances
    The judge who will decide Darryl Strawberry's fate has a record that suggests leniency. Story
    ‘It’s a miracle that she survived’
    Family members say spunk and support have helped Kayla recover from a dog attack. 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
    Storm’s gusts buffet bay area
    ST. PETERSBURG -- At first, Bill and Sharon Massina saw the clouds and thought they could wait out the thunderstorm in their minivan. Story
    NCAA alters Friday football landscape
    A new rule lets colleges play TV games on preps' traditional day. They see money, exposure. High schools see big conflicts. Story
    Simpson, NASCAR tangle again
    The equipment manufacturer arrives at headquarters for a meeting his lawyer says was scheduled. NASCAR says it wasn't. Story
    McRae is in style
    His 14-game record is barely better than the fired Larry Rothschild's, but players praise Hal McRae for his communication and understanding. Story
    In Japan, one day closer to death
    When death row inmates can be led to the gallows at any moment -- or never -- waiting can be the worst form of punishment. Story

    Two charged in beating of girl on school bus
    The 14-year-old victim was flown to Tampa General with head injuries. The two teen suspects face felony charges. Story
    State orders store cleaned
    The Super Saver Food Store is cited for "filthy" restrooms, broken freezers, used toilet paper strewn outside and other violations. Story
    Mothers’ mental health a priority
    A recent, highly publicized suicide emphasizes the need for coping aids for mothers. Story


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