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June 26, 2001
Hair-raising hurricane
[Times photo: John Pendygraft]
Casie Thorn, left, 9, and Keri Lowe, 12, experience 85-mph winds Monday in the Gulf Coast Hurricane simulator at the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa.
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Bush names USF trustees
The 13-member panel draws praise, but some raise questions of diversity -- political and ethnic.

University of South Florida trustees
Lee E. Arnold Jr.

Officials confirm alligator killed 2-year-old
The girl climbed a fence and ended up at a lake. The alligator that attacked probably had lost its fear of people.

Alligator deaths
Eleven people have been killed in alligator attacks since the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission began keeping records in 1948:

Schiavo case returns to appeals court
The lawyer for Terri Schiavo's husband says a recent legal move by her parents to keep her on a feeding tube is "malicious."

Swiftmud seeks study on storing wastewater
At issue is storing treated wastewater underground and pumping any excess from Pinellas to Pasco.

Woman says suspect said he led slain girl from home
The sister of indicted murder suspect Gary Cochran says he told her he lured Sharra Ferger into a field one night in October 1997 but didn't kill the girl.

New tests discredit evidence in slaying
TAMPA -- Fifteen years ago, the body of a prostitute was found inside an abandoned drug house near downtown.

DNA finding fails to win man new trial
Nineteen years ago, the Brevard State Attorney's Office used a pubic hair found on a rape victim's bedsheet to help send Wilton A. Dedge to prison for life.

Espionage suspect's fate rests with jury
Deliberations begin today. Jurors must decide whether George Trofimoff's claim, that he lied about spying to make money, is true.

Tampa Bay briefs
Woman in critical condition after being struck by 2 cars

South Pinellas headlines
  • Officials to decide on names for new schools

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • City, county at odds over Keene, bridge
  • Man held in plot to murder a child
  • Caregiver sentenced to 6 years in prison
  • Activity building gets group's nod
  • Mall cinemas get new owners, face-lift
  • Mayor says editorial writer has facts wrong
  • Humane Society seeks foster parents
  • Rain postpones Outlaw title race

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • 'I want to feel safe at school'
  • City prepares to dole out sales-tax revenue
  • Authorities raid four nightclubs, 19 arrested

  • News of Florida
  • Big Daddy offers rebate to patrons
  • Letters seek mercy for young killer
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