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Thursday, August 8, 2002
10 die in U.S. military plane crash
A U.S. Air Force cargo plane smashed into a Puerto Rican mountaintop, killing all 10 military personnel on board, officials said Thursday. The victims were based in Florida and Puerto Rico. Story
Tampa wows the Republican site selection committee, but questions popped up about the distance from the Ice Palace to most of the area's hotels. Story

A day of fresh starts
With thousands of new students and nine new schools, Hillsborough eases early and smoothly into a session. Story
A branded school sees a bright future
[Times photo: Scott Keeler]
Andrew Bekas, 5, of Largo, gets a warm goodbye Wednesday from dad Chris Bekas as Andrew begins his first day in Shirley Gould's kindergarten class at Anona Elementary School.

• 10 News video: School begins in the Bay area (56k | High-Speed)

This year the job is Kelly's for good
Known for plays he hasn't made, the corner gets a bigger spotlight in Abraham's absence. Story
Offense makes its points in drill
10 News video: Jon Gruden has a chance to show his dad what he's done with the Bucs (56k | High-Speed)

'God will repay' work of doctors, twins' dad says
The parents of the surgically separated Guatemalan twins happily thanked the doctors and nurses Wednesday who carried out the marathon, 22-hour operation, saying, "God will somehow repay them." Story
Terror greets Colombia's new leader
Mortar attacks in the capital, Bogota, kill 14 and injure 69. Leftist rebels are blamed. Story
Rape victims empowered by speaking out
Days after their abduction, two teens appeared on national TV to encourage others not to give up without a fight. Story

Editorial: An apple for the teacher
Editorial: Butterworth's jam
Letters: Gore should focus on fixing his own flaws
Mary Jo Melone: Letting up on the throttle for the sake of manatees
Ernest Hooper: Blocking backlash; brand new business
John Romano: With these kids, it's always, 'Play Ball!'

  • Prince: No Iraq attack from Saudi Arabia
  • Cleansing blood comes at a price

  • GOP: Where are the hotels?
  • A day of fresh starts
  • Construction delays mean free parking will linger

  • Who's got the most resale value of all?
  • Allstate to raise rates; rivals push
  • Late-day surge adds 182 to Dow
  • ImClone founder Waksel indicted
  • A lavish lifestyle on the company's dollar?

  • This year the job is Kelly's for good
  • No breaks for Sturtze
  • Bulls enter Year 6 with optimism

  • Prodigal pup's return has family rejoicing
  • Panel downplays arsenic-treated wood
  • Governor rolls into Chiefland to lend an ear; residents bend it

  • Springsteen kicks off tour
  • Can Bob beat out Barney? Yes, he can!
  • Theater that's just absurd
  • In the news

  • City vows to correct flawed water bills
  • Main Street director to step down

  • Jeweler in trouble over unpaid sales tax
  • District map cuts out Senate hopeful

  • Geography eliminates candidate for Senate
  • Tall hurdle cleared in plan to fly Old Glory

    Pink   Pick a color and you'll find a band or artist aptly named. It's all about edging out your competitor. Story

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    To the dismay of their victims' families, death row inmates are pleading their innocence on the Web. Story
    Former Episcopal priest charged with molesting boy
    Police today charged defrocked Episcopal priest Richard A. Pollard, 73, of New Port Richey, with eight counts of capital sexual battery on a child under 12.
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    Cristobal drifts, but expected to depart
    Tropical Storm Cristobal hovered east of Florida on Wednesday and was expected to gradually move out to sea, forecasters said. Story
    Construction delays mean free parking will linger
    Problems with tollbooths at St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport push back the date for new parking fees to Sept. 1. Story
    No breaks for Sturtze
    INDIANS 6, RAYS 2: Poor defense sabotages starter, who loses No. 12. Story
    Bulls enter Year 6 with optimism
    With depth, experience and talent, USF will be "a very good football team," Jim Leavitt says. Story
    Prodigal pup's return has family rejoicing
    A beloved dog disappeared six years ago. But thanks to a microchip, she is reunited with her Panama City owners. Story
    Panel downplays arsenic-treated wood
    The conclusion, reached by six doctors, contradicts an expert who says treated play sets pose a danger to children. Story
    Who's got the most resale value of all?
    Foreign cars fare better. Incentives may be hurting American cars. Story
    Allstate to raise rates; rivals push
    State regulators are all over the map in dealing with a major push by insurers to raise homeowners rates. Story
    Late-day surge adds 182 to Dow
    Buying was widespread, but analysts are guarded about reading too much into the market's two-day rally. Story
    A lavish lifestyle on the company's dollar?

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