October 31, 2001
[Times photo: Douglas Clifford]
A spiny orb weaver -- always dressed for Halloween -- snacks on a treat while haging from the eave of a house in Palm Harbor. Common in the fall, the spiders' bite is not known to cause serious injury to humans.
This is our night to playfully defy all real monsters
Today is Halloween, or All Hallows' Eve. In olden days, back in England, Ireland and Scotland, the lanterns for this holiday were carved out of beets, or potatoes, or even turnips. We Americans decided to use one of our native vegetables, the pumpkin, which, if you ask me, proved far superior for the purpose.
Swiftmud relaxes watering restrictions
Swiftmud's action means some in the bay area can water lawns two days a week. But once-a-week restrictions will remain for others.
Cops on alert: For what, they have no idea
A nationwide warning of imminent terrorism comes with a lack of specifics. For now, police say it's post-Sept. 11 business as usual.
Parents' choice? Focus on math
Schools heavy on numbers, science and technology are tops among parents who responded to a survey on choice.
A new specter casts pall over Halloween
Add to the usual doorstep goblins a new array of horrors that have parents worried as threats of terrorism linger.
Easier A's paying off two ways
Grades buoyed by a more generous grading system improve students' parental rewards and national scholarship odds.
Pinellas delays voting machine decision
Commissioners call for further investigation of the two companies after news Monday that a key employee was indicted on conspiracy charges.
Proposal may fix 2 school problems
The board hopes to find a home for Lealman Intermediate and keep Tyrone Middle open.
United Ways select leader
Douglas E. Weber will begin Jan. 1 and handle the birth of the United Way of Tampa Bay.
School district accused of bias in trial
A former employee with a degenerative disease testifies that his ailment led to his firing.
Tampa Bay briefs
Red Tide concentrations endanger bay inhabitants
South Pinellas headlines
Lack of sponsor cancels Santa's parade this year
Neighborhood may not be hemmed in
Firefighter appeals firing over porn
Causeway remodeling could start in 2002
Dew's move won't speed up Publix
Carnival of inclusion planned over four days
Memorial honors a teenage criminal
Hospital scuffle leads to 2 arrests
Hallmark moments amid the daily grind
Eckerd ex-professor Bredenberg dies
USF gets a hand in office space hunt
Lawsuit's strategy: better decisions
Six races, 600 miles for ultimate marathoner
It's all Greek
Blind woman's computer is her window to the world
Masked Ball appetizer is inventive, delicious
Eyes pop, jaws drop over local newsletter
Little League plans alternatives for the birds
Focus on volunteers
John's Pass Village caught off guard by water line work
What's up on campus
Armstrong ready to conquer leTour course
St. Petersburg center set for homecoming
Florida women lose at Southeast event
North Pinellas headlines
Mall cites security for later opening
Palms may sprout in roundabout
Team effort lands suspect
Ex-official guilty in child porn case
Bioterrorism concerns put in focus
Reaching out to Hispanics
A good time for prayer in schools
Erroneous tax bills mailed
Board: Shooting by officer justified
THAP redirects reimbursement
Official inspected veterans shelter he helps operate
Man faces charges in home invasions
Wrecks in Hillsborough claim 3 lives
Judge Greco to cut short his tenure
News of Florida
'Truth' takes shots at tobacco's friendly face
Terrorism spawns two new specialty license tag designs
Divided, not done
Bush keeps low profile, draws criticism
Veterans fume over THAP chief's reports
Budget cuts called a 'short-term fix'
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