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Sunday, May 5, 2002
[Times photo - Jamie Francis]
They live so close that they share a view of Jerusalem's rich history. But the Palestinian Muslim Mughrabis and Israeli Jewish Zands share very little else, despite similar lives. Story

The fight over Taxol
A drug company makes billions extra as cancer patients wait for a cheaper generic. Story
Mailbox bombs hit Nebraska
No one was injured by the pipe bombs, which were similar to those that hurt six in Iowa and Illinois on Friday. Story
Small breakthrough comes in church standoff
BETHLEHEM, West Bank -- Israel and the Palestinians held high-level talks Saturday to try to break the monthlong standoff at one of Christianity's holiest shrines on the eve of Orthodox Christians' Easter and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's departure for the United States. Story
9 arrested in suspected al-Qaida-linked camp
MANILA, Philippines -- Authorities raided a suspected al-Qaida-linked terrorist training camp at an Islamic school in the northern Philippines and seized weapons following a clash in which nine militants were arrested, police said Saturday. Story
Guides give rare look at search
KHOST, Afghanistan -- The night air was crisp, the horizon pitch black, as eight heavily armed and armored U.S. Special Forces soldiers and their local guides crept up to the small, one-story mud house, pausing about 750 feet away to find cover in ditches or behind rocks or trees. Story

Editorial: Botto case deserves comment
Editorial: Unprotected children
Editorial: Taking the long view
Letters: Success in school begins in the home
Helen Huntley: On money
Robert Trigaux: Adelphia adds new twist to cable TV drama
Ernest Hooper: Blowups, bachelors and Ybor's image pain
Jan Glidewell: Reluctantly, I must enter the cell phone age
Martin Dyckman: Tough choices for voters in November
Robyn E. Blumner: Ashcroft's power to detain without charges continues without oversight
Bill Maxwell: Can't blame Catholic Church's problems on the cultural elite
Philip Gailey: A way to win back Southern Democrats on the gun issue
Hubert Mizell: Jordan's legacy lacking outreach
Gary Shelton: Know you're busy, but can you pencil in the offense?

  • Mailbox bombs hit Nebraska
  • Strangers next door
  • Small breakthrough comes in church standoff
  • 9 arrested in suspected al-Qaida-linked camp
  • Guides give rare look at search
  • Special Report: The Fight Over Taxol

  • Teacher delivers 'unsettling' speech
  • Pricey option offers priceless protection
  • Painful reminders
  • A new era for USF St. Petersburg

  • Loose change
  • Up in the air

  • If only they'd end in 8
  • High hopes for USF high jumper Baxter
  • Kings sprint to victory in Game 1
  • Sound investment

  • Missing girl's caregiver has history of crime
  • Blacks: Jeb will pay for 2000

  • Side show
  • Calendar
  • Nickelback grinds out hits, expletives at Bay Fest
  • In the news
  • Isn't this special?

  • Man jailed in fondling of girl, 10
  • A matter of faith
  • Hudson Middle gives, jazz band delivers

  • On the verge of growth spurt
  • Parkway tolls irk animal controllers
  • PTA's super mom quits after 20 years

  • Charter school: We'll make our own decisions
  • Evacuation won't be practiced
  • Dry run for disaster
  • Key people omitted from drills: the public

    Mover and shaper
    [Times photo: Cherie Diez]
    A Tampa plastic surgeon is the toast of fashionable parties and the talk of raunch radio because making women's breasts bigger is what he does best. Story

    Focus on the U.K. -- Yes, we're open

    [Photo: Wales Tourist Board]
    Some of the Welsh and English countryside was closed to tourists -- for just two months -- in 2001, after the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease. But tourism still hasn't recovered. Story.
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    Painful reminders

    Scars from run-ins with boat propellers are now being used to track and identify Florida's manatees. Story
    Teacher delivers 'unsettling' speech
    Ivy League professor and author Cornel West raises thorny questions about race as part of the Carter G. Woodson Lecture Series. Story
    Pricey option offers priceless protection
    A high-end add-on offered for luxury cars and trucks helps catch thieves and possibly even saves lives. Story
    A new era for USF St. Petersburg
    Tina Kerti graduates today as the first USF student to take all her classes on the school's St. Petersburg campus. Story
    If only they'd end in 8
    RED SOX 7, RAYS 5: It's Victor Zambrano's turn as a grand slam in ninth lifts Boston. Story
    Sound investment
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Prince Ahmed Salman already had won the second two legs of the Triple Crown, so he went out and bought the first. Story
    High hopes for USF high jumper Baxter
    "Can I be a front-page story in my hometown paper?" Jimmy Baxter asked. "What else do you have to do?" Story
    Kings sprint to victory in Game 1
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- In the first heat of what's looking like a best-of-seven track meet, the Kings simply ran away from Dallas. Story
    Missing girl’s caregiver has history of crime
    MIAMI -- A statewide background check of a caregiver did not show her criminal record when a girl now missing for 16 months was placed in her care, the head of Florida's child welfare agency said Saturday. Story
    Blacks: Jeb will pay for 2000
    Getting a Bush out of the Governor's Mansion will make up for a Bush in the White House, they say. Story
    Up in the air
    Amid staggering losses and stiff competition, US Airways' new leader is considering extreme steps to try to save the airline. CEO David Siegel expects to unveil a draft of his plan by the end of this month, but he could face a tough sell. Story

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