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November 30, 2001
Homebuilders of the sea
[Times photo: Ken Helle]
Margeaux McCorvey, 17, left, and Chris Garda, 18, students at Chamberlain High in Tampa, drop part of an artificial reef in Tampa Bay on Thursday. At top, marine biology teacher Ted Adams videotapes the release aboard a Hillsborough Environmental Protection Commission boat. Since 1989, students at the school have built artificial reefs from concrete and limestone to provide feeding areas and homes for marine life.
Howard Troxler
McBride shows he can contend
Bill McBride has greatly improved his sales pitch for becoming Florida's next governor. At the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club on Thursday, he made the best case to date for (1) why he should be the Democratic nominee in 2002 and (2) why he should replace the Republican incumbent, Jeb Bush.

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Pinellas judges get an edge in traffic court
Judges get traffic tickets, too. Sometimes they fly along Pinellas County roadways a little too quickly or with too little care, just like the rest of us.

Expert: Food not prone to sabotage
TAMPA -- Parts of the nation's food supply could be easy targets for bioterrorists, but it would be difficult to use food to cause massive sickness or death, an expert on the topic said Thursday.

Ports look to Legislature for security upgrade funds
TALLAHASSEE -- The airline industry has gotten millions from the federal government since Sept. 11 to pay for new security.

Guard, Reserve to call Pinellas home
A joint training facility in Pinellas Park would likely be the new address of units stationed at three outdated facilities in the area.

Judge limits scope of USF bias lawsuit
The judge says the university president and USF Foundation cannot be added as defendants.

South Pinellas headlines
  • Council gives grand prix the go-ahead
  • Bird feeders rationed to one ounce a day
  • St. Pete Beach plucks nearby manager

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Incumbents to compete in Safety Harbor race
  • Deputy must stop drinking to keep job
  • Family struggles to cope after crash
  • Largo police offer to expand territory
  • Tarpon casino boat shuttle in the works
  • B&B boosts Safety Harbor's quaintness
  • Don't allow greed to ruin Tarpon Springs
  • Pinellas fire under investigation
  • Lakilak, Dixie Hollins are a cut above foes
  • United we fa-la-la

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • City has to pay bill for agency facing turmoil
  • Car traffic comes back to Franklin
  • Jury says man should die for murders

  • News of Florida
  • Antiterrorism effort jelling, panel told
  • Agents cross wires on fugitive
  • House's budget cuts exceed $1-billion
  • Senator wants elections rules panel abolished
  • LaBrake may face another inquiry
  • Where the cuts are
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