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Sunday, February 3, 2002
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Pirate Blake Casper climbs the rigging of the Jose Gasparilla on Saturday, where he will have a crow's-nest view of festivities in Tampa.
[Times photo by John Pendygraft]
Swashbucklers rule the day in Tampa, where hundreds of thousands of revelers turn out to celebrate Gasparilla. Story
Gasparilla 2002: a special Flash presentation
Heroes’ day in the sun
On the way to Gasparilla, a blue Nissan pulled up beside the yellow school bus. "Hey, are you guys real New York firefighters?"' called a 20-something man, leaning out of the passenger window. Story
Ernest Hooper and Amy Scherzer: ‘The greatest party on earth,’ on the water and on land

Rams ready for either Patriots QB

NEW ORLEANS -- Tom Brady or Drew Bledsoe consumed the Patriots' camp last week, but registered only a blip or two on the Rams' radar.
Football philosopher, defensive mastermind
Warner gets well at Pats' expense
Super TV schedule
Another ex-Buc on cusp of title
At NFL pinnacle, he’s still Pasco at heart
Promise kept: NFL helps fund youth centers in Tampa

WORLD&NATION
Arafat calls for further talks with Israel
JERUSALEM -- Against a backdrop of ongoing violence, senior Israeli and Palestinian leaders have quietly held top-level talks in recent days, and Yasser Arafat issued a call Saturday for further discussions. Story
Okla. governor: Racial profiling has role in terror war
PHILADELPHIA -- Some kinds of racial profiling are just what the country needs to track potential terrorists inside American borders and keep out those who have "mischief on their minds," one governor told the country's top terrorism prosecutor Saturday. Story
Militant group linked to attacks
Asian law enforcement officials investigating an alleged plot by Muslim extremists to blow up Western embassies and U.S. naval vessels in Singapore have uncovered a sophisticated underground group affiliated with the al-Qaida terrorist network in Southeast Asia that aided participants in the Sept. 11 attacks. Story
General: Detainees not being tortured
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- Detainees from the war in Afghanistan are being interrogated in compliance with U.S. laws and are not being drugged or tortured, the general in charge of detention said Saturday. Story

OPINION
Editorial: Knockout victory in Tyson ban
Editorial: An 'axis of evil'?
Editorial: Charity makes things worse
Letters: U.S. Israel policy not to blame
Helen Huntley: On money
Robert Trigaux: Lay's rise to power, fall from grace elicit little sympathy
Ernest Hooper and Amy Scherzer: 'The greatest party on earth,' on the water and on land
Philip Gailey: Discouraging news for Democrats
Martin Dyckman: Florida can't afford a bad attorney general
Robyn E. Blumner: USF president's decisions have stained the school's reputation
Bill Maxwell: Blacks share a duty to one another
Gary Shelton: Under the Big Top: The Greatest Show on Turf
Hubert Mizell: Much ado about a nobody: Let Tyson fade away
Sara Fritz: The price of modesty: $8,000 and some global ribbing
Jan Glidewell: Have a heart for the poor, struggling Enron execs

WORLD&NATION
  • Arafat calls for further talks with Israel
  • Okla. governor: Racial profiling has role in terror war
  • Militant group linked to attacks
  • General: Detainees not being tortured
  • Heroes' day in the sun

  • TAMPA BAY
  • Pirate party
  • Suncoast Parkway light on traffic
  • Airlines relax rules on kids flying alone
  • LaBrake inquiry taps loan officer

  • BUSINESS
  • It's perks aplenty for those at the top
  • Timing is everything
  • Loose change

  • SPORTS
  • Doping gets a little tougher for Olympians
  • McKay's recommendation on hold
  • He makes the World a better team

  • STATE
  • Lawmakers push security measures
  • Billions and billions

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

  • PASCO
  • At NFL pinnacle, he's still Pasco
  • Husband's quiet devotion speaks at end

  • HERNANDO
  • Parents watch son slip away after battling cancer
  • 3 people, 5 years of questions

  • CITRUS
  • Tranquil tubing trips run into trouble
  • Arson brings mourning family more sorrow

  • FLORIDIAN
    Case closed   It was 1968, and where once he wouldn't be served a meal, the tables were turning: Al Thornton would now be the health inspector. Story

    [Times photo: Lara Cerri]


    TRAVEL
    Green beyond the golf course   At the Punta Cana Resort, an ecological preserve and scientific study stand shoulder to shoulder with the links. Story

    [Photo: George Oxford Miller]


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    STATE


    While Florida was putting money from its pension fund in Enron, Enron was putting money into the campaigns of Florida politicians. In the end, neither investment paid off. Story
    Lay's rise to power, fall from grace elicit little sympathy
    Enron chat this Tuesday
    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
    TAMPA BAY
    Airlines relax rules on kids flying alone
    During each of the past two summers, Thomas Bennett has climbed aboard an airplane to fly alone from Tampa to New York to visit his grandparents. He will make his third trip this year, at the ripe old age of 7. Story
    Suncoast Parkway light on traffic
    The Powell Road overpass in southern Hernando County overlooks a half-mile stretch of the Suncoast Parkway toll road. Story
    LaBrake inquiry taps loan officer
    TAMPA -- Federal investigators are looking into city loans connected to the credit union official who handled the mortgage used to finance the South Tampa dream home of Steve LaBrake and Lynne McCarter. Story
    SPORTS
    Doping gets a little tougher for Olympians
    Few people are snow-blind enough to presume that Winter Olympic athletes are as pure as the driven ... well, you know. Story
    McKay’s recommendation on hold
    NEW ORLEANS -- Just when he thought he found the Bucs' new coach, Rich McKay was told to keep looking. Story
    He makes the World a better team
    LOS ANGELES -- When it comes to earning MVP honors at the NHL All-Star Game, timing apparently is everything. Story
    BUSINESS
    It’s perks aplenty for those at the top
    The chasm between the benefits offered to managers and rank-and-filers grows as companies offer executives everything from larger life insurance policies to multimillion-dollar low-cost loans. Story
    Timing is everything
    Having trouble getting a handle on when all your bills are due? Grab your calendar and your phone. You may be able to change the due date on everything from a car payment to a credit card bill. Story



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