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Thursday, May 24, 2001
Ready, aim, fire!
War, pestilence and beautiful women; apes, Atlantis and a swordfish that looks like John Travolta: Summer movies 2001 not only offer some watery motifs; they're awash in variety. Story
Rays seize chances
Texas balks in the go-ahead run as Tampa Bay comes back from four down to win 10-6. Story
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Florida economic rally may be slow
First Union senior economist Mark Vitner says the state will have to wait until mid-2002 for growth to return. Story
Clearwater Mall to be destroyed
The developer makes plans to level the fading facility for a new shopping center as soon as 2004. Story
Snatched by the Devil
[Family photo]
When an experienced cave diver died this month while mapping the Devil's system, a formidable group of caverns, his was another life claimed by an unforgiving world most people never see. Story
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    The Enemy Within
    A Seminole man tries to carry on his life after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.
    Ex-girlfriend was murder suspect's target
    Investigators detail the killing of a Clearwater man. A search continues for the suspect, Scott Lang (right), deemed dangerous. Police are looking for a silver Honda Civic with license plate VMP-74P. Story

    Two Tampa men charged in multimillion-dollar fraud
    Authorities says the men's boiler room operation brought them $17-million. Story
    Smoke floats in from fiery origin
    The gray cloud, from 150 miles to the north, blankets the bay region, leading many residents to think flames were nearby. Story
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  • Penguins Trade Kovalev Back to Rangers
    Jeffords hears GOP sales pitch
    The Vermont senator is still expected to leave the party today to become an independent, giving control of the Senate to Democrats. Story
    Senate vote means tax cut on the way
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate Wednesday passed a $1.35-trillion, 11-year tax cut, handing President Bush a major victory and all but ensuring that Congress will soon approve the largest package of tax relief in 20 years. Story
    Big fish get a giant name
    photoThe group responsible for naming fish changes the common name of Florida's largest grouper from its objectionable "jewfish." Story
    Coalition: Ban treated wood
    The groups also want a new study to see how much of a risk the arsenic-treated lumber poses to children. Story
    Darrell Fry: The Bucs shall rise, in a new South
    Sara Fritz: Shift in power would put Bush's agenda at risk

    Dispute splits school workers
    At Citrus Springs Middle School, employees engage in a war of words about the administration. After some workers complain to the School Board, others call it "kamikaze vengeance." Story
    Reactor water leak called no big deal
    The loss of nuclear core cooling is being well handled and gives no cause for alarm, say experts. Story
    4 seniors plead for graduation privilege
    But School Board members say Central High's principal was within his rights to say the students cannot participate. Story
    Rain barrels a catchy idea
    At a workshop, folks learn how to use 55-gallon barrels to catch rain now so they can water plants later. Story
    Searching for a high, teens run into death
    Records say a driver was inhaling an aerosol cleaner and passed out moments before the wreck that killed three. Story


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