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Wednesday, May 23, 2001
CENSUS
Numbers prove it: Florida getting older

[Times photo - Jim Damaske]
Despite a large increase of children in the state, growing numbers of retirees and Baby Boomers raise Florida's median age. Story
Clickable map of Tampa Bay area age statistics
Clickable map of Tampa Bay area household statistics

TASTE
eat your veggies: spotlight on plant food
There’s a reason Mom pushed carrots on you. One Bugs Bunny munchie contains 270 percent of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin A. It’s also a source of vitamin C and fiber. 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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AAA shows vacation costs up
Nationwide, a family of four spends $223 a day on meals and hotels. Florida is about $30 more. Story
America Online boosts Internet fee
Risking the wrath of its customers, the Web's leading access service will increase its charges nearly $2 a month to help offset capital costs. Story
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Seize the day
  • Music benefit is personal for Hamlisch
  • Flash

  • TAMPA BAY
    Troubled teen sought in murder
    Sheriff's detectives are seeking a 17-year-old in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend's father at their Clearwater home. Story
    The enemy within
    A Seminole man tries to carry on with day-to-day life after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. Today, he has surgery to remove the growth. 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
    WORLD & NATION
    Ford recalls Wilderness AT Firestone tires
    The automaker will spend $2.1-billion to replace tires it says are flawed on Explorers and other models. Story
    Deadly combination: a special Times investigation
    Jeffords' move may realign Senate
    Reports say the moderate Republican senator from Vermont could join the Democratic Party or become an independent today. Story
    SPORTS
    Bucs develop Southern accent
    Unanimous NFL vote officially puts Tampa Bay in NFC South in 2002. Story
    A new man is in charge
    John McHale Jr. joins Rays, says he's responsible for rebuilding on, off field. Story
    Gary Shelton: McHale will open your eyes

    Storm QB arrested, charged with DUI
    Storm quarterback John Kaleo, whom the team has promoted as the face of the franchise, was arrested early Tuesday in Tampa and charged with driving under the influence. Story
    STATE
    Diplomat planning a run for governor
    Ex-Florida congressman Pete Peterson intends to resign as ambassador to Vietnam and challenge Gov. Jeb Bush. Story
    Medical care plan a failure, audit says
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida launched a program in 1997 to save more than $100-million in taxpayer dollars by better managing medical care for poor people with chronic diseases. Story
  • COLUMNS
    Howard Troxler: Years of learning, just dots on a page
    Gary Shelton: McHale will open your eyes
    Robert Trigaux: FCC hung up on failing telecom deregulation effort
    Bill Maxwell: Laugh, but I won't fool with hurricanes
    Ernest Hooper:
    Channelside's maze, sinful slices, a widow's wisdom

    CITRUS
    Water leak keeps nuclear plant off line
    The shutdown, which started Friday because of a faulty valve, will be extended for several more days. Story
    School Board ejects pagan over prayer at meeting's start
    The man prays aloud, interrupting the School Board's Christian prayer, and is declared out of order. Story
    HERNANDO
    Commission natters over meeting details
    At issue are the cost and sponsorship of an economic development conference for business and county leaders. Story
    PASCO
    County considering new park tax
    The commission votes 4-0 to draw up an ordinance for a new property tax, but it would require another vote to take effect. Story
    All Children's clinic looking to expand in Pasco
    Admissions at the clinic have grown 21 percent since 1998. Officials say they are looking at all options. Story



     

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