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Thursday, June 7, 2001
Bush names education leaders
The new secretary is a GOP legislator, and the board chairman was influential in this year's overhaul of the state system. Story
Meet the state's new education leaders

Financially, 'Bo's Bridge' in dire straits
Florida backed the bonds used to build the Garcon Point Bridge. Now there's danger of defaulting on the debt. Story
Surfin' safari

Welcome to Central Florida, where abundant theme parks mean play time is no sweat, even under the summer sun. Story
School and unusual
School-sponsored trips to a Washington, D.C., jail were meant to scare some students with behavior problems, but what happened left parents and officials shocked. Story
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HCA chief shifts focus forward
As disputes with the government wind down, Jack Bovender prepares for increased demand and a nursing shortage. Story
Student loan interest rates to dive
Rates on federally guaranteed student loans will reach their lowest levels ever July 1, leading to lower payments. Story
  • 'Calling' takes a break to find funding
  • Fans two-step right along with the Blacks
  • Flash
    Clothes make the inmate

    [Times photo - Joseph Garnett Jr.]
    Pasco jail trusties say their new uniforms make them look like the Hamburglar. Story
    Mother's faith prevails: Son acquitted in retrial
    Joaquin Martinez, a Spanish citizen who spent three years on Florida's death row, is acquitted of two murder counts during a retrial watched by Spain. Story
    Gym will carry name of man slain by police
    The shooting of TyRon Lewis preceded a night of violence. The name is a compromise with the group that renovated the facility. Story
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  • 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
    Agassi withers as Clinton watches
    With the former president courtside, Sebastien Grosjean reaches the French semifinals. Story
    Kennedy pierces gloom
    Rookie pitches five solid innings in debut as Rays snap six-game skid with 6-2 win. Story
    Sixers strike first
    Allen Iverson carries Philadelphia, which hands Los Angeles its first playoff loss. Story
    Smoker with cancer is awarded $3-billion
    The decision against Philip Morris is thought to be the largest ever for an individual suing a U.S. corporation. Story
    Storm weakens, drifts to La.
    HOUSTON -- Allison, the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, weakened and was downgraded to a tropical depression Wednesday after pouring down as much as a foot of rain that flooded streets and highways. Story

    Susan Taylor Martin: Labor on verge of landslide (yawn) -- but why?

    Brother, tagging along, drowns
    LAKE ROUSSEAU -- Brandon Colia had been invited to join a group of neighborhood teens who wanted to take a dip by the Inglis Dam. And, as usual, his younger brother Tyler wanted to come along. Story
    Superintendent's pick protested
    David Hickey's recommendation for the district's new personnel director is not as qualified as a black applicant, an activist says. Story
    Rains refresh, also bring stress
    Several homes flood, wires fall and 2,700 lose electricity on a night when a quarter-inch to 2 inches of rain falls. Story
    Lifeguards save girl, 10, at water park
    The three Spring Hill teens react quickly after one notices a 10-year-old beneath the water. Story
    Sheriff assigns more deputies to patrol
    With some organizational reshuffling, Sheriff Bob White adds deputies to the front lines. Story


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