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Friday, May 11, 2001
FLORIDIAN
Directing your last act
[Times art: Rossie Newson]
While you are healthy is the time to plan for death. After all, you have guided your life so far; you want to be in charge when the final curtain falls. Story
BUSINESS
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From the Times business pages
Survey: Retirement saving slides
James DaCosta, a 53-year-old building inspector with the city of Tarpon Springs, says he's putting more into savings than ever before and investing it "more wisely" since the slump in tech stocks. Story
Hotel deal valued at $2.7-billion
The merger of FelCor and MeriStar will unite two of the biggest owners operating in the Tampa Bay market. Story
Bay area’s ‘family’ businesses honored
When Margaret Eddy decided to care for her ailing 88-year-old mother at home last fall, she thought she'd have to resign, or at least cut back, on her work at Clearwater's Answers Systems Inc. Story
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Ambitious plans for Kennedy
  • Consumer advocate loses syndication deal
  • Flash

  • COLUMNS
    Howard Troxler: Frankly, he was just doing his duty
    Jan Glidewell: River cruise business builds from bottom up
    Ernest Hooper: Five companies doing right thing, one dad trying to
    Robert Trigaux: Erin: Don't read this letter after all; follow your heart
    CITRUS
    Couple accused of abusing 2 girls
    The girls, ages 12 and 13, say the couple hit them. Both girls had visible injuries, investigators said. Story
    HERNANDO
    Fire district votes to pay labor lawyer
    The bill is for research done although Spring Hill fire commissioners reversed a decision to have the lawyer act as their labor negotiator. Story
    PASCO
    Officials’ imbroglio erupts over child care
    Zephyrhills' manager sends a memo to the City Council president telling her city workers are not babysitters. Story
    WORLD & NATION
    Drug called future’s way to fight cancer
    Gleevec is quickly approved for a rare form of leukemia: It has dramatic results without chemotherapy's side effects. Story

    McVeigh mulls stay after FBI admits error
    The FBI turns over thousands of reports that should have been given to his lawyers before his trial. 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
    STATE
    EPA to rush arsenic-risk report
    Some guidance for parents worried about pressure-treated wooden playgrounds could come as soon as next month. Story
    The New College try
    As the tiny Sarasota campus hurries toward independence from USF on July 1, it faces pressures in growth and funding. Story
    Woman sues tribal chief over sex acts
    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- A fired employee of the Seminole Tribe on Thursday accused the tribal chairman of getting her pregnant, forcing her to have an abortion, then firing her and arranging to pay her $100,000 in phony sick leave. Story
    TAMPA BAY
    Woman fatally shot in carjacking

    [Times photo: Cherie Diez]
    Many see the victim struggle with the gunman who demands her car at a McDonald's. Story
    Bucs’ Kiffin snubs Oldsmar chamber lunch
    Oldsmar officials say Monte Kiffin stood them up. The Bucs say it's all a mix-up. Story
    Student removed from class because of drawings
    The principal at Oldsmar Elementary says the 11-year-old probably won't return for the rest of the year. Story
    SPORTS
    Rays give up on Castilla
    Tampa Bay caps a $13-million flub by releasing the third baseman (.215 with 2 homers and 9 RBI). Story
    Wilson gets wild in loss

    Svoboda turns to rest for concussion help
    Five months after being hit, the Lightning defenseman still waits for a symptom-free day. Story
    And a nation yawns: McMahon, NBC fold the XFL
    What has been dubbed NBC's weakest link is now the ex-FL. Story


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