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Wednesday, August 2, 2000
TAMPA BAY
Student pilot's dead engine leads to road test

[Times photo: Jill Sagers]
Narrowly dodging power lines, Joseph Carey, 17, glides to a landing on a busy Clearwater road. Story

TIA's welcome mat: long, crowded lines
International travelers must pass through the INS before entering the country. Construction to enlarge TIA's facility is under way. But officials say things will get worse before improving. Story

SPORTS
Rays have the right answer again
Tampa Bay rallies in the ninth to top Cleveland 6-5 and tie the club record with its sixth straight win. Story

Sapp critiques Miami critics
Bad vibes from last weekend's joint practice session between the Bucs and Dolphins reverberated all the way from Miami on Tuesday. Story

STATE
TaxWatch sells research work
The organization says it has to charge for its research projects because its budget doesn't cover its expenses. Story

BUSINESS
Verizon to pay $2.7-million settlement
At issue were allegations the former GTE was blocking its competitors from gaining access to its markets. Story

CITRUS
Candidate criticizes road work overruns
County commissioners seem satisfied with the explanation, but a commission hopeful wants more scrutiny. Story

HERNANDO
Rattler loses its head and its hide
A Spring Hill resident whacks the fifth rattlesnake he has seen this year, cooks and eats its meat and now is tanning its skin. Story

PASCO
Inmates locked down for 6 days
Rowdy inmates at the county jail in Land O'Lakes rebel over food and are punished with a lockdown that is extended after further misbehavior. Story

Burst of wind batters, bends mobile homes
Gusts of up to 60 mph zip through a Zephyrhills mobile home park, badly damaging three homes and mangling gutters and awnings on others. Story

WORLD & NATION
GOP convention
Day Two: For heroes and heated protests
Republicans salute America's military might and former presidents, and Sen. McCain salutes his former adversary. Story

Likelihood of Graham as V.P. falls
Still, the Democratic senator is a hot topic among Florida's delegation to the Republican convention. Story

COLUMNS
Howard Troxler: Don't be fooled: Republicans still are Republicans
Bill Maxwell: Hiring illegals creates enslavement
Gary Shelton: Trades best Rays could do

FLORIDIAN
A moving ministry
[Times photo: Dirk Shadd]
The Rev. Stephen Paul Wilson preaches to the poor and any other souls who find their way to his blue and white tent. Story


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