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Sunday, July 30, 2000
FLORIDIAN
Saving the sacred night
[Times photos: Kevin Sullivan]
"We like the dark in Myakka City," says Melissa Sue Brewer. In her tiny town, folks can still see the stars from their front porches, and she wants to keep it that way. Story

Click
'House Divided' a lesson on love
The Showtime movie about a slave, her master and their daughter examines how people fall in love -- and how they don't. Story

BUSINESS
The other game
Vince Naimoli has seen his share of challenges on the field, as managing general partner of the Devil Rays. He also saw his share of challenges off the field, as a board member of several struggling casino companies. Story

TAMPA BAY
Bible battle is brewing in schools
A citizens' group is mounting a push to bring elective Bible courses to Pinellas schools. Story

WORLD & NATION
Texas two-step
In 1997, Texas Gov. George W. Bush tried to push through a broad tax restructuring plan in his state. The effort fell apart. But now, some say, the defeat has made him stronger politically. Story

STATE
Coe provided jobs, raises for his friend
Among the things the former state attorney gave Dudley Dickson was an administrative position that made him one of his office's best paid employees. Story

SPORTS
Twisted story
Battles between offensive and defensive linemen are brutal in the NFL. Bucs guard Randall McDaniel has the scars from more than a decade of hand-to-hand combat to prove it. Story

Storm: strong win, high in the 70s
Tampa Bay outraces Milwaukee 72-64 in post-season opener. Story

Rays ride Lopez to fourth straight
Right-hander's sterling outing gives Tampa Bay a 2-1 victory and its longest winning streak of the season. Story

COLUMNS
Mary Jo Melone: Living life her way, taking her chances
Hubert Mizell: Bucs long shot winner either way
Jan Glidewell:
Bridging the gap is goal of lesbian magazine

CITRUS
Riding a dream
Two Florida businessmen are proposing a $100-million white-water park on the former Cross Florida Barge Canal. Story

HERNANDO
Summer rain reviving river
Dry spots in the drought-plagued Withlacoochee are disappearing, much to the delight of canoeists and businesses that rent boats, but the water level remains far below normal. Story

PASCO
Elections may spur interesting developments
Pasco has acquired the reputation as a developer's dumping ground, particularly among environmentalists who hate the county's transformation into a Tampa suburb. Story

TRAVEL
St. Augustine:America's Ancient City
As St. Augustine wrestles with the modern problems of growth and development, its centuries-old allure beckons visitors.
Story


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