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May 16, 2001
Fire closes stretch of Suncoast Parkway
[Times photo: Brendan Fitterer]
Lightning sparks a 75-acre blaze that jumps the highway and is likely to affect rush-hour commuters this morning.
Howard Troxler
As Bush gossip flew, big tax reform idea was afoot
What we call "news" can be either interesting or important. It is sure interesting to trade sleazy rumors about the governor. But that flap has overshadowed something said this week by the president of the Florida Senate that was way more important.

Ernest Hooper
USF donor to marry medical school dean
Joy Culverhouse donated $5-million to the University of South Florida's medical school in 1997. Now the school is giving her something back: a husband.

Top stories
Local officials silence cell phones in offices
Fed up with noisy cell phones, some Tampa Bay area officials ban them in their offices.

Panel clears way for reservoir
Hillsborough County questions the safety of the project, but arbitrators rule that it poses no threat.

Students get paid for FCAT success
Two middle schools in Hernando County are rewarding those who do well on the state test with payouts up to $150.

Nora Cloney, former mayor, dies at 92
REDINGTON SHORES -- Nora T. Cloney, the embattled mayor of this beach community during months of political tumult in the late 1970s, has died at 92.

Aisenberg attorney considers a new job
Lawyer Todd Foster says since his success in the case, he has been urged to apply to become U.S. attorney in the Middle District.

Tampa Bay briefs
Driver gets 4 years in DUI manslaughter

South Pinellas headlines
  • Shell Key hangover
  • The ultimate gift
  • Reality-based tour
  • Lealman property values bounce up
  • Of garbage enclosures, trucks and ball fields
  • Pinellas Park made shortsighted decisions
  • Hope, health keys to growing older
  • Meeting will focus on Lealman's future
  • Inmate accused of plotting the killing of rape victim, 16
  • A determined black woman blazes a trail
  • Airport proposes extension
  • Sign up now to enjoy both old and new Ys
  • Business classes to start in early June
  • Acheivers
  • Crossing the stage with PRIDE
  • This year's PRIDE award winners
  • Saturday expo to emphasize safe boating
  • Neighborhood briefs
  • Vision 2020 series to include race talks
  • Lunch honors mothers of graduating seniors
  • School dampers prom night for one couple
  • Golfers hit greens, gavel to help kids pay for college
  • Antarctic crew faces stiff winds, short days
  • Beware the Mad Dogs; triathlon to cause Gulf Boulevard jam
  • Volunteers needed for beach concert
  • Military news
  • Focus on volunteers
  • Government calendar
  • Neighbors seek solution to beach bridge dilemma
  • Hearty meal, fun day planned for a good cause
  • Postal bike team heads for France
  • Women's squad is in familiar territory
  • 'Send-off Ride' for Armstrong creates a stir
  • For the record
  • Sunshine Street Stocks are making a strong run

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Habitat auction to raise funds
  • Outcry may doom plan to close Gulfview
  • Commissioner, manager again at odds
  • Bucs visit doesn't mend rift with chamber
  • Agency seeks new roof for library
  • Driver gets 4 years in DUI manslaughter
  • Schools struggle to cut costs
  • Officials embrace trees in title bid
  • Second bar fight in month ends in death
  • Renewal plans vital to tourism
  • McDonald's uses double standard on testing stance
  • Safe, cash, jewelrystolen from restaurant
  • Break-ins might hold key to fire
  • 'Send-off Ride' for Armstrong creates a stir

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Model cuts storm down to size
  • Schools get tough with bullies
  • Medical school dean, Joy Culverhouse to wed
  • Commission supports six new fire stations

  • News of Florida
  • Florida rethinks tobacco policy
  • Districts grapple with teacher-performance pay plans
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