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Saturday, July 28, 2001


[Times photo: Michael Rondou]
No need to be a graduate of the University of Florida to be charmed by that quintessential symbol of our state, the alligator. It's also not mandatory that those gators be cartoons in orange and blue. High style and great design are the only requirements, as these gators for home and garden show. Story

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A Boca Raton company offers VIP perks for those who can pay a premium. That worries critics. Story
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Bay area residents flock to an International Plaza job fair in hopes of landing a position at "the new mall." Story
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    Lucy Morgan: Author sees good sense as cure for what ails us
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    Darrell Fry: Didn't she once play tennis?
    Sandra Thompson: Tiny library's task: Offer raw material for hope
    Fred McGriffFinally, McGriff deal is done
    After realizing his career will not end with the Rays, the Tampa native accepts his trade to the Chicago Cubs. Story
    Slam not enough for Sturtze, Rays

    Hall of Fame languishes in obscurity
    Florida's Hall is not famous for its location, visitors, governor's support or corporation sponsorship. Story
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    Is new house sweetheart of a deal?
    Building a house in South Tampa can be expensive, but a city employee's project is raising questions. Story
    Accomplice in Lyons case is released
    The former publicist convicted in the Rev. Henry Lyons scandal is freed from federal custody. Story
    Building's roof crashes in
    All six employees got out of the store just before the ceiling came crashing down in the middle of the showroom. Story
    Toy YodaDream car is a 'toy Yoda'
    A Hooters waitress says a promised Toyota prize turned out to be a green subcompact -- Yoda. Story
    Harris employs systems expert
    She intends to show public records on two computers weren't purged. Newspapers hire their own expert. Story
    Sembler gets Bush nod to be ambassador
    WASHINGTON -- St. Petersburg developer Mel Sembler, a top Republican fundraiser and former diplomat, has officially been nominated as ambassador to Italy. Story

    Schools to look closer at bullying
    A panel might study the behavior and suggest ways to deal with what has been called a trigger for tragedy. Story
    Judge selection process to begin
    The appointment of a new judge for the 5th Judicial Circuit will test the new system, which gives more power to the governor. Story
    Girl found in pool dies
    The toddler was found floating in her grandmother's pool. Relatives took her off life support on Thursday. Story
    Sheriff clears budget quandary
    Whoops, the sheriff says, that $255,000 for uniform replacements is actually to hire bailiffs. Story
    Cat up a tree attracts a hero
    The trapped feline cried for days. Then, alerted by a neighbor, its rescuer scaled the tree and snagged the kitty. Story


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