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Wednesday, February 13, 2002
NEWS UPDATE
Attackers fire on Kandahar airport
Attackers opened fire today on U.S. positions alongside the American base at Kandahar airport, the Army said.
Other News Update headlines
Body found in St. Petersburg
Terminals evacuated at L.A. airport
John Walker Lindh pleads innocent to 10 counts
Florida State Fair at a glance
Click here for the daily update from Congressional Quarterly
OLYMPICS 2002
topstory
The U.S. women's hockey team is on a roll, and nothing short of victory will do. Story
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United States' forward Karen Bye scores during the American's 10-0 shutout of Germany on Tuesday.
[Times photo - James Borchuck]
Complete coverage on our Olympics page
Today's photo gallery


SALT LAKE CITY -- Figure skating judges have drawn criticism for years, their whims and shenanigans raising questions about whether the sport even belongs in the Olympics. Story

For Street, new path awaits
SNOWBASIN, Utah -- She retired the way she competed. Without pretense or fear. Without pause or regret. And, as always, at full speed. Story

WORLD&NATION
Lumber companies agree to arsenic ban
One lawmaker says consumers still don't have enough guidance, while some in the treated-wood industry grumble that the ban is not needed. Story
Panel attacks Lay, who clams up
The collapse of Enron and a criminal investigation give senators ample ammunition to attack the former chairman. Story
Terror suspect freed for lack of evidence
Investigators called him the lead trainer of the Sept. 11 hijackers. But a London judge sees no evidence of terrorism. Story
Key kidnapping suspect arrested, boosting hope
KARACHI, Pakistan -- The top suspect in the kidnapping of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl has been captured and has told police that the captive correspondent remains alive. Story

OPINION
Editorial: A rich mayoral field in Tampa
Editorial: Silencing opposition to developers
Editorial: Citrus canker threat
Letters: Judicial system unfairly limits jury's powers
Howard Troxler: Less is more when seeking death penalty success rate
Robert Trigaux: Enron hole grows deeper and more twisted
Bill Maxwell: The blacker-than-thou paradox divides
Gary Shelton: Gold rush
John Romano: For Street, new path awaits
Ernest Hooper: Prom night, valentine delight

WORLD&NATION
  • Gitmo's prisoners include Christians
  • Key kidnapping suspect arrested, boosting hope
  • Terror suspect freed for lack of evidence
  • Fighting terror notebook
  • Panel attacks Lay, who clams up
  • Lumber companies agree to arsenic ban

  • TAMPA BAY
  • Public voice not heard on new schools
  • Cannonball has happy landing
  • Unfazed by tranquilizers, bison still loose
  • Judge's toughness has won him fans
  • Consultants also paid as contractors

  • BUSINESS
  • Floridians made more in 2000
  • State home sales rise
  • Growth cuts into Outback's results
  • Business today
  • Andersen's license may be studied

  • SPORTS
  • Zoeller's goal on tour: to make people smile
  • Combustible driver vows to keep focus
  • Friedgen staying at Maryland
  • Gators rally to extend lead in SEC East

  • STATE
  • GOP leaders doff gloves in debate of tax proposal
  • State criticizes private program for foster kids

  • ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT
  • Expect 'Rings' to lord it over Oscars
  • Academy Award nominees

  • PASCO
  • Dade City terrier among Westminster's top dogs
  • Loving pair died as they lived: as one

  • HERNANDO
  • Task force says river etiquette lacking
  • Wal-Mart defends against objectors

  • CITRUS
  • Man dies after being handcuffed
  • Teen in sex case faces detention

  • TASTE
    Extreme fair food   Think you've seen everything that can be fried, battered and put on a stick at the Florida State Fair? You haven't. Story

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    Multimedia reports

    TAMPA BAY
    Cannonball has happy landing
    TAMPA -- Hundreds of spectators paused over their corn dogs and deep-fried waffles as the moment finally arrived: Would the Human Cannonball hit the cushioned target 70 feet away, or end up like his brother three days ago, in intensive care? Story
    Unfazed by tranquilizers, bison still loose
    The animal is roaming a preserve after jumping a fence at the home of ex-NBA player Matt Geiger. Story
    SPORTS
    Friedgen staying at Maryland
    Bucs ownership resumes its search for coach; McKay returns to One Buc. Story
    Zoeller's goal on tour: to make people smile
    Senior rookie hasn't won, but he's happy to be playing golf. Story
    Gators rally to extend lead in SEC East
    ATHENS, Ga. -- When Udonis Haslem and Brett Nelson finally got untracked for Florida on Tuesday night, it was all over for Georgia. Story
    STATE
    GOP leaders doff gloves in debate of tax proposal
    An already contentious debate turns personal for the House speaker and the Senate president. Story
    State criticizes private program for foster kids
    The company that handles Pinellas and Pasco has poor case files because of overworked staffers, the DCF says. Story
    BUSINESS
    Growth cuts into Outback's results
    Startup costs, and a drop in sales at its flagship chain, push net income down 5.5 percent for 2001. Story
    Andersen's license may be studied
    Florida's attorney general says the accounting firm may have violated state ethics standards. Story
    Floridians made more in 2000
    Newly released figures for 2000 show average annual pay in Florida increased 5.6 percent from the previous year, to $30,549, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 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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