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Saturday, May 26, 2001
Ramblin' roses
Contrary to a widely held belief, roses in Florida will climb, but they have to be roses bred for a Southern climate, and they have to be trained. Story
Deadly Combination: Ford Firestone & Florida
The Times looks at the effect of last year’s Ford Explorer and Firestone tire problems on Florida. Consumer advocates, lawyers and tire experts agree that lives might have been saved if Ford and Firestone had disclosed sooner their replacement of tires overseas. Stories
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Ex-chamber leader to run top executive search firm
ST. PETERSBURG -- Paul C. Reilly, head of international operations for KPMG International and onetime president of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, is leaving St. Petersburg to run the world's biggest executive search firm. Story
  • Seize the day
  • Flash

    Lucy Morgan: Rep. Fasano whips up waves of discontent
    Alicia Caldwell: Plan ahead for an aging population on the go
    Sandra Thompson: A perilous journey north of Kennedy

    Murder suspect arrested in Ga.
    Scott Lang is tracked down through an e-mail he sent and arrested in Statesboro, Ga. Story

    Courtney Campbell crash injures two, closes causeway for hours
    Rescue workers have to tear into the crumpled vehicles to remove the drivers, who are flown to Bayfront Medical Center. Story
    Graphic: How the accident happened
    Suspect lived in silent spotlight
    Christopher Wehland dabbled in the mundane as police swirled all around him, working to link him to a bold daytime slaying. Story
    Condoms in prom gifts spark a storm of publicity
    A class president, barred from giving her commencement speech, may find a much bigger audience. 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
    Resilient fire spews smoke all over state
    "It's the biggest single fire I've ever seen," one official says of the behemoth that has burned 53,000 pine-laden acres. Story
    Tax cut deal is done: You'll get $300 check
    The House-Senate compromise also lowers rates and gives tax relief to married couples. Story
    Rep. Scarborough chooses kids over D.C.
    The Pensacola congressman and musician will resign Sept. 6, but his seat is expected to remain Republican. Story
    Rays blow chances, lose 6-4
    Failed rallies prove costly. But manager Hal McRae says he is unsatisfied with pitching ace Albie Lopez's performance. Story
    Past, present, future
    History, success entwine goalies Patrick Roy and Martin Brodeur. Story
    Gordon can feel magic returning
    CONCORD, N.C. -- Jeff Gordon has splashed through a lot of puddles the past two weeks. Story

    Officer hurt after hit by own car
    The Inverness police officer says his car ran over him, injuring his abdomen. The accident continues to puzzle investigators. Story
    Activists in Crystal River add Web site
    The forum focuses on the city manager retention issue and attempts to discredit individual council members who face re-election in November. Story
    Man faces charges in girlfriend's killing
    Carmella "Millie" Manning's body was found in Tennessee's Jackson County, where the couple recently had moved. Story
    Government money may help
    A shift in policy that favors faith-based charities could benefit agencies that serve Pasco's homeless population. Story


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