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Wednesday, January 2, 2002
MIDDAY UPDATE
Father kills infant son, self
A father shot and killed his 7-month-old son and then turned the gun on himself this morning in Riverview. Carl Erik Ishikawa, 33, had taken his son, Carl, to live with a relative in Connecticut in November but was arrested for violating child custody.
Other Midday Update headlines
• Expressway detour clogs traffic in Tampa
• Sykes to cut 230 employees, close 2 centers
• 9/11 suspect Moussaoui pleads innocent
• Omar surrender negotiations underway
• Israel, U.S. disagree on truce

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Abducted 5-year-old boy found
Taken from his apartment complex Monday, he is found 80 miles away. Story
Joe Perry and the boy
[Times photo: Douglas R. Clifford]
  Joe Perry carries the 5-year-old son of his fiance to their Savannah Trace complex after the boy's return. The boy had been left by his kidnapper in a Sumter County trash bin and was later found by a stranger next to a highway.

WORLD&NATION
Cuba rallies for convicted spies
Some in the United States say the five members of the "Wasp network" should have been deported, not put on trial. Story
Pentagon goes from terror scene to construction site
While complete reconstruction is not likely to be finished until 2003, some damaged offices are open again and some injured workers are back. Story
Marines scour walled al-Qaida compound
The mission, which apparently encountered no resistance, was not a hunt for the missing Taliban leader, U.S. defense officials say. Story
Osprey touted for Afghan conditions
MANAMA, Bahrain -- With the U.S. campaign in Afghanistan winding down, the inevitable "after-action" analysis is under way in military circles to determine which weapons and strategies worked and which did not. Story
U.S. envoy to return to Mideast, seek peace
JERUSALEM -- U.S. envoy Anthony Zinni returns to the Middle East on Thursday after a two-week period of reduced violence against Israelis. Story
FLORIDIAN
Tasty sound   What brings a record producer for John Lennon and Yoko Ono to an abandoned seafood restaurant in Treasure Island? Story

[Times photo: Fred Victorin]



WORLD&NATION
  • Pentagon goes from terror scene to construction site
  • Marines scour walled al-Qaida compound
  • Osprey touted for Afghan conditions
  • Class back in session for girls
  • Fighting terror notebook
  • America strikes notebook
  • Cuba rallies for convicted spies
  • U.S. envoy to return to Mideast, seek peace

  • TAMPA BAY
  • Heroin's glitzy appeal leaves mark in morgue
  • Helicopter company owner denies bilking customers
  • Search for drinking water may turn even uglier
  • Life begins as year ends ...
  • ... and a new one begins
  • Figuring a puzzle piece by piece
  • Abducted 5-year-old boy found

  • BUSINESS
  • Florida stocks: The party's still over
  • Investors: The party's still over

  • SPORTS
  • A new man at UF helm
  • More like the 'Noles of old
  • Gamecocks take Outback

  • STATE
  • Minorities sought for Everglades plan

  • ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT
  • In the news
  • Side show
  • Calendar

  • PASCO
  • Dusty holiday is sand in face of Tommytown
  • First baby not a yawner

  • HERNANDO
  • Baby's birth a mother's fresh start
  • His skill makes the practical attractive

  • CITRUS
  • First baby of year arrives early, provides a surprise
  • Birds of 132 feathers nest here

  • OPINION
    Editorial: Trumped up terrorism numbers
    Editorial: Promoting public service
    Editorial: An act of willful ignorance
    Letters: Floridians will pay less under McKay proposal
    Howard Troxler: A wish that Floridians demand only the very best
    Ernest Hooper: New Year's whirl: Citrus Park to Sun City Center
    John Romano: Finally, reason for hope
    Gary Shelton: What UM's Dorsey has: know-how

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    TAMPA BAY
    2002-cute
    first baby
    The area's first baby arrives at 12:03 a.m. in Hillsborough County and may be among the first to welcome the new year in Florida. Story
    [Times photo: Thomas M. Goethe]

    Heroin's glitzy appeal leaves mark in morgue
    In some circles, heroin has a certain dark allure. It's the drug of rock stars, jazz legends, Beat writers and rail-thin fashion models. It's a drug for people who are serious about their drugs. Story
    SPORTS
    A new man at UF helm
    Brock Berlin starts at quarterback for the Gators in tonight's Orange Bowl, replacing the disciplined Rex Grossman. Story
    More like the 'Noles of old
    FSU 30, VA. TECH 17: Chris Rix and Javon Walker hook up for school bowl-record 195 yards in Bowden's Bear-tying win. Story
    Gamecocks take Outback
    SOUTH CAROLINA 31, OSU 28: Up 28-0 late in 3rd, 42-yard FG with :07 left decides it. Story
    STATE
    Minorities sought for Everglades plan
    An outreach program has been developed to involve a broad range of people in the restoration program. Story
    BUSINESS
    Florida stocks: The party's still over
    An up-and-down year for Florida stocks reveals several winners, especially among larger companies. Story
    Investors: The party's still over
    Back-to-back losing years has investors stinging. Despite the gloom, they are cautiously optimistic as 2002 arrives. Story
    Updates from the wire:
    Audio update
  • Bush Challenges Allies to Defend Turkey
  • Iraq Approves U-2 Surveillance Flights
  • NASA IDs Debris As Part of Left Wing
  • Ill. Islamic Charity Leader Pleads Guilty
  • Energy Costs Soar With Cold, Iraq Threat
  • Dow Closes Up 56, Nasdaq Gains 14
  • Penguins Trade Kovalev Back to Rangers



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