Links from the Times for Oct. 26: Backyard chickens, gas vouchers
Backyard chickens a new trend
Yeah, they're pecking about Tampa Bay's rural regions, where you'd expect chickens to be. But they're also in St. Petersburg. Seminole Heights. Largo. Gulfport. Tarpon Springs. When it feels like the world might end, there's comfort in a backyard friend who makes breakfast on cue.
Photos: Watch chickens grow up
Tidewater gas vouchers
Dec. 2008: State steps up inquiry into Tidewater gas vouchers
Feb. 2009: Attorney general asks judge to shut down Tidewater marketing firm
March 2009: Tidewater's free gas cards an empty offer, report says