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Tuesday, October 31, 2000
Election 2000
The latest election coverage from the writers and columnists of the St. Petersburg Times. Stories


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Tougher tone,
faster pace

BURBANK, Calif. -- George W. Bush says Al Gore can't bring people together. Gore says Bush "could drive our economy into the ditch."
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STATE
Bushes swarming Florida
Family and political connections are converging as George W. Bush makes his final push for the presidency. Story

WORLD & NATION
Space station's future in first crew's hands
From turning on the lights to flushing the toilet, crew will finally give life to embattled international project. Story

Texas Baptists cut money to denomination
The Southern Baptist Convention's recent shift prompts largest state group to hold back $5-million in protest. Story

TAMPA BAY
1 killed in pileup on I-75 bridge
Another person dies on the Lake Panasoffkee Bridge on I-75 before work to widen and improve the span can get under way. Story

Dome falls short for disabled fans
A federal study finds that Tropicana Field fails to fully comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act. Story

SPORTS
FSU passes Miami in BCS
Despite having lost to the Hurricanes, the Seminoles move up to No.3 and UM drops to 5th in the standings. Story

Davis sells 'Canes on national title
And buying into it returns Miami to glory years. Story

Real Bucs? One version, anyway
TAMPA -- Before Sunday's game, one of the Bucs approached offensive coordinator Les Steckel and said, "Everyone wants to know what our identity really is. Well, tell them it's us!" Story

COLUMNS
Mary Jo Melone: Stepping outside the ring for a change

BUSINESS
TECO commits $730-million to plants
In its biggest deal ever, the utility invests in two plants to fuel its growth in the unregulated energy market. Story

Winn-Dixie gobbles up Mississippi grocery
Jitney-Jungle, an 81-year-old regional chain in bankruptcy, is selling its stores at a steep discount. Story

Sykes seeks to emphasize the positives
But while the company lost less than expected in the third quarter, more accounting problems arise. Story

SENIORITY

Author Peter Maas, 71, is busy with magazine pieces, books and his 8-year-old son. Story

FLORIDIAN
Bethel needs to let Lyons go
The church should not hold the pulpit open for the imprisoned pastor's return, as he is asking it to do.

ENTERTAINMENT
False alarms aside, orchestra came together
CLEARWATER -- Beethoven's Ninth is not the composer's greatest symphony. It only seems as if it should be, with its gargantuan length and spectacular choral finale. Story

Seize the day
Things to do Story

CITRUS
Witnesses detail fight that led to death
The witnesses talk about Norman Byrum's rage, but the defense questions the accounts of Arthur Schultz's death. Story

HERNANDO
Enrichment Centers get new partner
The non-profit senior organization joins with Oak Hill Hospital and will get new offices in Spring Hill and Brooksville. Story

PASCO
Police ready to protect little goblins
Though some municipalities already have observed Halloween, tonight is the official trick-or-treat. Story


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