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July 2, 2001
Kiss from Sir Gus
[Times photo: Ken Helle]
Chris Roberts, 11, a patient at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Tampa, gets a kiss from Sir Gus, a 23-year-old Arabian camel from the Bahia Shrine in Orlando and a regular at special events and parades.
Howard Troxler
Lawmakers' budget must not sabotage state law
Do you remember that sneaky change made in this year's state budget, after a lobbyist in Tallahassee complained that his kid in a military academy couldn't get into medical school in Florida?

Top stories
Ex-deputy arrested over drugs
The officer resigned, then took narcotics from the evidence room, a sheriff's spokesman says.

Boy with fireworks sets blaze in home
After his father leaves, a 9-year-old plays with fireworks, burning his room and filling the house with smoke and soot.

Arsenic-free wood available at Tampa store
For the first time, Tampa Bay consumers can buy pressure-treated lumber that doesn't have arsenic in it. But beware: It may cost as much as 50 percent more than regular pressure-treated wood, at least until more people start asking for it.

Tampa Bay briefs
Sunday food mart robbery may be linked to others

South Pinellas headlines
  • Surgery gives way to golf, light work

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Union Academy students reunite
  • Money to change shape of U.S. 19
  • Complex scrambling to make repairs
  • County commits to study of creek
  • Property values boost budget
  • Shop fills fragrant niche with handmade soaps
  • Achievers
  • Mark your calendar

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • July 4 closings
  • Youths get early taste for life behind badge

  • News of Florida
  • New law may shroud Pfizer deal
  • Treated wood industry fights back
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