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Wednesday, January 23, 2002
NEWS UPDATE
U.S. Supreme Court stays King execution in 1977 murder
Amos King, set to be executed Thursday for a murder nearly a quarter-century ago, won a reprieve Wednesday from the U.S. Supreme Court.
Other News Update headlines
• Fired Enron auditor refusing to testify, wants immunity
• Sounds of compromise on stimulus deal
• Smaller federal surpluses projected
• Mideast foes warn of retaliation
• Israeli warplanes raid S. Lebanon
• Sports editor to discuss Bucs coverage in chat
Click here for the daily update from Congressional Quarterly
topstory
As the governor introduces a more modest agenda in his State of the State speech, his critics question his assessment of Florida education. Storyphoto
Gov. Jeb Bush, right, greets Lt. Gov. Frank Brogan in the House chamber before his State of the State address in front of a joint session of the Legislature on Tuesday.
[AP photo]

WORLD&NATION
Legally, what are the detainees?
If they're prisoners of war, they have certain rights. If not, America has more latitude. But in no case can they be treated inhumanely. Story
Rumsfeld: Prisoners are treated humanely
Judge questions his jurisdiction over detainees in Cuba

Woodmakers talk of ending use of arsenic
The poisonous pesticide can leach into back yards and playgrounds, with uncertain effects on children. Story
'American al-Qaida' U.S.-bound
WASHINGTON -- Concerned that terrorists might try to silence him, the military Tuesday concealed the movements of John Walker Lindh as it flew the suspected al-Qaida fighter home to face charges that he conspired to kill other Americans. Story
Senators, staff return to find time stood still
After the anthrax cleanup, they find a workplace that smelled, well, "new," with exhausted fax machines and stale cups of coffee. Story
Gunman's attack kills two Israelis
JERUSALEM -- Choosing the busiest time of day on this city's busiest commercial street, a Palestinian marched into downtown Jerusalem on Tuesday and raked pedestrians, shoppers and people waiting at bus stops with bursts of assault rifle fire until police shot him to death. Story
'He was shoting at people like a maniac'


OPINION
Editorial: Tax reform, maybe later
Editorial: Accounting firms need oversight
Editorial: Was she expendable?
Letters: U.S. treatment of detainees merits no criticism
Howard Troxler: Troubles dim that beacon of our hopes, the Bluelight
Lucy Morgan: Political rancor lies beneath sweetness and light
Robert Trigaux: 'Rain Man' character's phrase proves to be prophetic
Gary Shelton: Dungy critics will reverse course
Ernest Hooper: All not right on King Day: racist taunts; GOP snub?

WORLD&NATION
  • Robe no longer part of the 'uniform'
  • U.S. center attack aimed at Indians
  • 'American al-Qaida' U.S.-bound
  • 'He was shooting at people like a maniac'
  • Judge questions his jurisdiction over detainees in Cuba
  • Senators, staff return to find time stood still
  • Rumsfeld: Prisoners are treated humanely
  • Legally, what are the detainees?
  • Gunman's attack kills two Israelis
  • Woodmakers talk of ending use of arsenic

  • TAMPA BAY
  • The millionaire next door: He's a Lotto winner
  • Leaders approve device to scan faces at airport
  • Racer dreams of fast and early starts
  • Amid pirates, lots of police
  • Two officers recall night they were shot

  • BUSINESS
  • Florida Power pressed to cut rates even more
  • Busch Gardens visits just got more costly
  • Business Today
  • Retailer's customers shed few tears
  • Andersen subpoenas issued in Enron probe
  • Kmart's effort to compete a case of too little, too late

  • SPORTS
  • Biting mad
  • Summerall to end run as Fox No.1
  • Sick Seles beats hurt Williams
  • Gruden chances increase slightly

  • STATE
  • Bush touts progress on schools

  • ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT
  • 'That '80s Show' can't survive on '80s alone
  • Cast does justice to 'Fosse'
  • Side show
  • Calendar
  • In the news

  • PASCO
  • Auto mall a possibility in Wesley Chapel
  • Manslaughter trial set

  • HERNANDO
  • Clerk discredits complaint about cruise
  • County working to muffle dirt bikes

  • CITRUS
  • Ex-officer charged in fatal accident
  • Radio upgrade for sheriff approved

  • TASTE
    When cooking was a workout
    [Times photo: Douglas R. Clifford]
    A folk art expert talks about some of the tools our foremothers used when feeding a family was a full-time job powered by muscle and ingenuity. Story
    TIMES CHAT
    Sports Chat   Jack Sheppard, the Times' assistant managing editor for sports, will answer questions on the recent coverage of the Bucs and other related issues on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 1:30 p.m. To sign up or send a question in advance, go to TimesChat.

    [Photos: Times files & AP]


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    Multimedia reports

    TAMPA BAY
    Museum opens with fanfare
    photo
    Art lovers welcome the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art to Tarpon Springs. The museum is part of a 53,000-square-foot facility that cost more than $2.5-million.
    Story
    The millionaire next door: He's a Lotto winner
    Two James Smiths are neighbors outside Dade City. One won the Lotto. One didn't. A Tampa man also won a share of $87.6-million. Story
    Leaders approve device to scan faces at airport
    Pinellas commissioners vote to make St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport one of the first in the nation to deploy face-scanning software. Story
    Amid pirates, lots of police
    Gasparilla's security force of 400 will include undercover agents, and Tampa is likely to ban glass bottles. Story
    SPORTS
    Gruden chances increase slightly
    The coach won't re-sign, which could prompt the Raiders to let him leave. Story
    Biting mad
    Mike Tyson loses it again, attacking Lennox Lewis at a news conference to announce their upcoming bout. Now the fight may be canceled. Story
    Summerall to end run as Fox No.1
    John Madden will have a new partner next season ... and so might Summerall. Story
    STATE
    Voters likely to hear two takes on education
    TALLAHASSEE -- Does it seem, as Gov. Jeb Bush declared Tuesday, that Florida's schools are improving to a degree "nothing short of amazing?" Story
    BUSINESS
    Kmart's effort to compete a case of too little, too late
    A recent shopping trip to buy a $6.98 wrench set sums up why Kmart filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday. Story
    Retailer's customers shed few tears

    Florida Power pressed to cut rates even more
    Groups are calling for the utility to lower rates by up to $246-million. Story
    Busch Gardens visits just got more costly
    Admission to the park and its affiliate SeaWorld will rise by $2. 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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