Links from the Times for Feb. 25: ACLU sues Clearwater over mural
From empty lot to fruitful garden, a year in the life of the Bartlett Park Community Garden. View an audio slideshow that chronicles the garden's growth.
ACLU sues city of Clearwater over mural
The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the city of Clearwater on behalf of a local bait and tackle shop that has been embroiled in a months-long standoff with the city government over a mural painted on the side of its building. | Read the lawsuit and find out more about the fish mural defense fund.
Obama pledges bold recovery
In his first speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night, President Obama warned that America faces a "day of reckoning" after years of trying to make a fast buck, but said the economic turmoil and ruination offer the chance to right the feckless ways of the past and reinvest in institutions and technologies that will ensure a prosperous future. | Prepared text: What Obama said
GOP calls Obama's plan irresponsible
Republican leaders continued their attacks on President Barack Obama's handling of the economy Tuesday, calling it irresponsible and certain to increase taxes and federal debt. Prepared text: What Gov. Jindal said.
Florida GOP won't use aircraft for Sansom contributor
The state GOP has distanced itself from a Panhandle developer involved in the Ray Sansom controversy, while the developer himself has stepped down from a state insurance board. | Backstory: Sansom's friend avoids spotight | Special report: The rise and fall of Ray Sansom
Harsh water rules averted
State water managers shied away Tuesday from imposing the toughest possible watering restrictions on the Tampa Bay region, saying they were concerned about the economic impact on agriculture and other businesses. | Special report: A drop in drips
CO2 satellite crashes into the ocean
NASA's first ever CO2 tracking satellite crashed shortly after it was launched today.(Watch launch and "disappointed" NASA team briefing here)