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May 23, 2001
A new man is in charge
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[Times photo: Michael Rondou]
John McHale Jr. joins Rays, says he's responsible for rebuilding on, off field.

McHale hiring a long time coming
ST. PETERSBURG -- The hiring of John McHale Jr. seems as if it were weeks overdue. In fact, it may have been years overdue.

Gary Shelton
McHale will open your eyes
He is the man in charge of tomorrow. But the best thing you can say about John McHale Jr. is this: Somehow, he sees through yesterday's eyes.

Bucs/NFL
Bucs develop Southern accent
Unanimous NFL vote officially puts Tampa Bay in NFC South in 2002.

NFL meetings notebook
League to keep eye on QBs

Devil Rays/baseball
Pitching, defense, poise add up to loss
Rays get some crucial things right but fail to cash in on scoring chances as Rangers win 5-2.

Martinez may get work in at second
ST. PETERSBURG -- Last week, Rays manager Hal McRae said Felix Martinez starting again at shortstop was "off the radar screen."

Kaup excelling where needed
Bakersfield's Nathan Kaup began the season on the move and hasn't stopped yet.

NHL
Devils shut Pens down for good
Pittsburgh's offense has no answer as New Jersey wins 4-2 to wrap up the East.

Storm
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.

Outdoors
Captain's corner
Courtesy at a boat ramp can go a long way in making everyone's day on the water enjoyable. Many boaters -- including commercial fishermen, guides, weekend warriors, casual cruisers and family picnickers -- share the public and private ramps. Here are a few things to remember to help everything go smoothly:

Mutiny
Slump has everybody searching for answers
The Mutiny office in the bowels of Raymond James Stadium is like a think tank these days. General manager Bill Manning has consulted with just about everybody in the office about getting the team out of its funk.

Colleges
Ice Palace, Trop vying to host SEC tournament in 2006 or '08
TAMPA -- The Tampa Bay Sports Commission has proposed the Ice Palace and Tropicana Field as potential sites for the SEC men's tournament in 2006 or 2008.

Preps
Around Hillsborough
GOLF: The Jefferson High School Football Booster Club is sponsoring the Dragon Celebrity Golf Tournament, to be held June 1 at Lost Oaks-Innisbrook in East Lake.

Pregnant Gaither coach resigns
TAMPA -- With a baby due in December, Gaither's Jerlyn Shaw resigned this week as softball coach, saying, "There just isn't enough time for everything."

Black Watch continues to make big impression
The soccer program is making good on its goal of ranking among the state's best.

Clearwater rallies to win PCAC title
The Tornadoes tie it in the final minute and beat Boca Ciega 21-14 in double-overtime.

Newcomer helped propel Eagles
After a year at Palm Harbor U., Ryan Buchanan led East Lake to the state tournament.

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