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.
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?
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
Mark your calendar
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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