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Monday, October 16, 2000
TAMPA BAY
Advocates bring caring comfort after DUI tragedy
Called MADDvocates, they are priceless to families of victims of alcohol-related crashes, helping them cope. Story

SPORTS
Mets double pleasure in Game 4
New York rides a doubles record in the NLCS, moves within a win of NL pennant. Story

M's pour it on in Game 5
Seattle breaks scoring drought with five-run fifth, sends series back to N.Y. Story

Lights out for Thrashers
Tampa Bay wins 5-2 over an Atlanta club that tormented the Lightning last season. Story

Changes everywhere except Victory Lane
Rules tinkering doesn't affect 10-time Talladega winner Dale Earnhardt. Story


[AP photo]
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat arrives Monday for summit talks in Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt.

WORLD AND NATION
Barak-Arafat talks inspire little hope
Hezbollah claims to have seized a fourth Israeli as few seem to believe today's talks will result in anything more than a short-term solution. Story | AP updates

Susan Taylor Martin: Arab eyes turning to ex-USF professor

Wounded USS Cole sailors arrive home
AP updates

The battle for second place
These nominees for vice president are cool and hot: a man in charge and a man impassioned. Story

Congress takes stock of Colombia's war on cocaine
Critics say the Clinton administration's policy is slow and ineffective. Plan supporters call for more time and money. Story

STATE
Time loss hampers speed rail protests
Expecting the high court to reject the ballot issue, industry groups were not ready to mount a fight against the measure. Story

Vouchers sharpen lines in race
In Escambia County, the governor and attorney general take opposing sides in the school superintendent election. Story

BUSINESS
The burger that would be king
Burger King is scrambling to keep up with No. 1 McDonald's and stay ahead of No. 3 Wendy's. But its troubles extend beyond slow sales. Story

Chevron, Texaco to merge
Chevron Corp. will acquire Texaco Inc. in a $35-billion stock swap.
AP story

COLUMNS
Howard Troxler: High court needs to make amends for its indecision
Martin Dyckman: The truth about the death penalty
XPRESS
A good scare
[Times photo: Thomas M. Goethe]
TAMPA -- Have you ever been surrounded by bats, ghosts, witches, black cats, Draculas, pumpkins ... and camels?
Story

FLORIDIAN
Oh, the insanity of their vanity
Some actors should never sing. So why have so many recorded albums that make us snicker, giggle or just wonder what were they thinking?
Story

ENTERTAINMENT
Soloist, guest conductor gel at Mahaffey
ST. PETERSBURG -- There was a smart pairing of soloist and conductor in Saturday night's Florida Orchestra concert at Mahaffey Theater. Story

TECH TIMES
Internet streaming and what it means
Q: Please explain streaming, as in video streaming.

CITRUS
3 Citrus students ace math portion
They are among the 245 10th-graders and 210 fifth-graders who received perfect scores on the math portion of the state assessment test. Story

HERNANDO
County official criticizes Red Cross on shelter rule
A rule that bars waking shelter refugees overnight, regardless of the situation, prompts the emergency management officer to consider rejecting Red Cross aid. Story

PASCO
Conner land has stubborn suitor
The regional water agency wants to map a nature preserve where a massive housing development is planned. Story


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