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Wednesday, July 4, 2001
Happy 4th of July
Fourth of July fireworks and festivals. List
TASTE
Dive into watermelon
[Times photo: Ron Thompson]
This juicy summer treat is worth its weight in thirst control, but that's only one of its delectable traits.
Story
BUSINESS
Market Snapshot
As of: 13:36:09 (EDT)
Value Net Chg
DJIA 9179.81
53.36
NYSE 5525.46
25.47
NASDAQ 1648.00
-4.18
Russell 2000 454.15
0.38
S&P 500 977.13
3.01
10YR T-Note (x.10) 42.21
-0.08
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From the Times business pages
Company may add 1,150 jobs in Pinellas
St. Petersburg is in the running for the possible expansion. Story
Honeywell deal, CEO gone
The company accepts its CEO's resignation after the EU squashes the merger with GE. Story
Failed merger a rare misstep for GE's Welch

Banks' battle for Wachovia takes a nasty turn
SunTrust alleges that rival First Union has inflated earnings through an outlawed tax shelter. First Union says it's "disgusted." Story
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Seize the day
  • Flash

  • COLUMNS
    Howard Troxler: Does the fiery spirit of 1776 still burn?
    Robert Trigaux: It's insightful. It's silly. It's a financial message board
    Darrell Fry: Still don't believe? Look at the signs
    Ernest Hooper: The trolley folly, the water queen, a pop-fly question
    Susan Taylor Martin: After more than 225,000 deaths, it's Milosevic's turn to pay up
    TAMPA BAY
    Art or porn? USF opts not to fight
    The school agrees to pay $25,000 to a student who says she was sexually harassed when a graduate assistant showed an explicit photo in art class. Story
    Boys' sparkler sets home afire
    Boys ages 4 and 6 are left alone for only a few minutes -- long enough to get into a cache of fireworks. Story
    Waverunner crash injures boys
    One of brothers suffers critical injuries after the watercraft careens ashore into a stand of trees. 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
    WORLD & NATION
    EPA wants arsenic warnings on wood
    The Consumer Product Safety Commission also will seek public comment on a petition to ban CCA-treated wood. Story
    A special report: The poison in your backyard
    Justice has doubts about death penalty
    Justice O'Connor says "the system may well be allowing some innocent defendants to be executed." Story
    SPORTS
    Two matches to go
    Capriati beats Serena Williams to advance to the semis. Story
    Darrell Fry: Still don't believe? Look at the signs

    Relying on the rookie works again for Rays
    Joe Kennedy pitches six gutsy innings, gets atypical support in 7-2 win over Jays. Story
    Winters wants to reclaim old job
    The ex-USF women's basketball coach will accept nothing less. Story
    STATE
    Lost Marine's tags get home
    Two men's efforts retrieve ID tags of him and other dead servicemen from Vietnam flea markets. Story
    Election chiefs put dent in deal
    The Florida Association of Counties endorsed one vendor in exchange for a cut of the profits. Story

  • CITRUS
    Citrus gets set for hot Fourth
    The weather will be hot, and so will the fireworks as residents pick from a varied list of activities throughout the county. Story
    Sons still in hospital after crash kills father
    Neighbors say Howard Stone, who was killed Monday, was probably on his way back from his son's physical therapy in Tampa. Story
    HERNANDO
    Superintendent's contract on hold
    The School Board wants to see if John Sanders gets the job in Lee County before moving forward on a new contract. Story
    PASCO
    Report ranks tennis stadium project highest
    A consultant for Pasco ranks investing in these projects lower: a multipurpose arena, and performing-arts, youth-recreation or spring-training centers. Story



     

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