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Monday, July 31, 2000
TECH TIMES
Links to your past
[Times photo: Ron Thompson]
Online resources, including Web sites and e-mailing lists, are making it easier for people to connect with their family's past. Story

BUSINESS
Business Times
Hooking up business
Start-up companies are spending millions of dollars to break into the Tampa Bay area's telephone market. They are targeting lucrative business customers, not unprofitable residential ones. And local monopoly Verizon Communications isn't happy. Story

STATE
Clinton stars in fundraiser today
The president's visit could raise $1-million for state Democratic candidates like Bill Nelson. Story

TAMPA BAY
Father seeks answers after teen's fatal crash
A sheriff's deputy who stops the 18-year-old decides he is not impaired. A short time later, the teen hits a pole. Story

Inventor has trouble digesting robotic rumors
TAMPA -- Stuart Wilkinson is not -- and we want to be very clear on this -- not keeping a flesh-eating monster robot in his laboratory at the University of South Florida. Story

chimp photo
Chimp's birth is park's newest attraction

The first chimpanzee birth in nine years at Busch Gardens is expected to draw a crowd. Story

WORLD & NATION
Consultant bridges ad campaigns
Alex Castellanos helps create spots for George W. Bush, the RNC and a drug industry advocacy group. Story

Veteran of Democratic fights now molds Bush ad strategy
After leaving politics for a while, Mark McKinnon says the Texas governor helped him see politics differently. Story

SPORTS
Are you ready for some Dennis Miller?
Outrageous, yes. Funny? That's up to you. Ready or not, MNF gambles on the comedian. Story

Divided after trades, Rays still conquer
They checked in and out of four hotels in 12 days, were shaken by a harrowing plane ride, played two games with their manager suspended and saw three of their most popular teammates traded. Story

A jazzy sound of success
Chidi Ahanotu splits time chewing up offenses and establishing menus at his new jazz club. Story

CITRUS
Inverness builds olde downtown
Five separate projects during the next three years will forever change the face of historic downtown. Story

HERNANDO
Intense primary battles carve commission races
All three incumbents face strong, well-funded challengers. And verbal swings already spice two of the events. Story

PASCO
Political foes plan rematch
District 61 is nearly evenly split between Republicans and Democrats, but no Democrat has ever held the seat. Story

FLORIDIAN
finally, a home
[Times photo: Dirk Shadd]
There were many houses, but never one to call her own. A girl who has bounced around the foster care system for 11 of her 14 years finds a haven at last. Story

COLUMNS
Howard Troxler: GOP parley still news even if pols script roles
Gary Shelton: We the Fans set forth to elect team owners


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