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Thursday, September 12, 2002

It’s McBride vs.
Bush in November
 Governor (D)
6717 of 6717 precincts reporting
Bill McBride 601,008   44.5%
Janet Reno 592,812   43.9%
Daryl L. Jones 156,358   11.6%

Statewide results

Bill McBride is the Democratic nominee for governor, Florida Secretary of State Jim Smith said late this afternoon. McBride's unofficial margin was 8,196 votes, according to the state, while Reno needed a difference of 6,751 votes or less for the recount. It is unclear whether Reno will challenge the results. Story
Previous coverage
Voting tips toward McBride
Votes missing, observers hissing
Criticized after first test, supervisor remains upbeat
His years of experience unable to prevent fiasco
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Tropical storm watch posted from north Florida to Mississippi
A tropical depression formed today in the Gulf of Mexico, prompting a tropical storm watch to be posted from northern Florida to Mississippi.The system had sustained winds of 35 mph and it was expected to strengthen into a tropical storm with winds of at least 39 mph by the end of the day, National Hurricane Center forecaster Lixion Avila said. It would be named Hanna. Story

Elements of pride
bayshore tribute
[Times photo: Stefanie Boyar]
Fifteen thousand folks turn out to wave flags along Tampa Bay before a deluge. One says the weather is a good reminder that this is not a joyous time. Story
Echo of 9/11 empties airport
A day full of tributes, flags and questions

[Photo: Joan Marcus]
It's no cartoon 'Lion King'
A ban on children under 5 will remain, even for this show. "It's so real," a TBPAC official says. Story
Bus driver puts two siblings off at wrong stop
The brother and sister knew the substitute bus driver was wrong, but he put them out 5 miles from home. Now the district is investigating. Story

Travel lags on attacks' anniversary
Airports and train stations around the country were much less busy than usual Wednesday, with many Americans jittery about flying on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Story
Central Command moves field test to Qatar
U.S. Central Command in Tampa will send about 600 people and high-tech battlefield control equipment to Qatar in November. Story
Annan urges U.S.: Don't act alone
UNITED NATIONS -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned Wednesday that launching a military campaign against Iraq without the support of the United Nations would be a grave mistake and a blow to international law, striking a defiant pose against the Bush administration on the eve of President Bush's address to the U.N. General Assembly. Story
They were us
At ground zero, the names took precedence, 2,801 of them read aloud, from Gordon Aamoth Jr. to Igor Zukelman. Patriotic resolve held sway at the Pentagon. And in a field near Shanksville, Pa., grief was partly offset by pride. Story

Editorial: Putting the pinch on schools
Editorial: Support party unity
Letters: Latest problems in elections show failure to prepare
Gary Shelton: Golden arm taught me so much
Ernest Hooper: One day -- one long day -- at the polls
Mary Jo Melone: Add 'south' to Florida election punchlines
Martin Dyckman: California schools could offer us a lesson

  • Travel lags on attacks' anniversary
  • Annan urges U.S.: Don't act alone

  • Some schools' racial ratios need adjusting
  • Vote results put Hinesley on the spot
  • It's no cartoon 'Lion King'
  • Advisers smoothed voting in Pinellas

  • Pan Am leaves bay area
  • Vending of the future is a blast from the past
  • Around Tampa Bay, workers pay tribute

  • For Bucs WRs, opportunity drops
  • Rays keep boosting Boston's faint hopes
  • Upton set to begin pro career
  • Johnny Unitas: 1933-2002

  • Rule deleting some election runoffs faces review
  • Dyer first among four for attorney general

  • Area choir sings its part in global 'Rolling Requiem'
  • In the news
  • Oscar-winner Kim Hunter dies at 79

  • Cities somberly mark Sept. 11
  • Patriotic display greets drivers
  • San Antonio supporter Joe Herrmann, 90, dies

  • Judge Angel re-elected
  • Teachers, board can't agree on pay terms
  • Newcomer a favorite for county voters
  • Ministers assure that God was there that sorrowful day

  • Nuclear plant increases security
  • Animal Control seeks dog that bit man
  • Recount gives Fowler GOP spot in commission race

    geezers rock   Why does the Tampa Bay area love classic rock? Times pop music critic Gina Vivinetto interviews a really old guy to find out the appeal of Geezer Rock. Story

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    Homeland security
    [Times photo: Krystal Kinnunen]
    Crime doesn't stand a chance -- and neither do alligators and salesman -- against the 1,500-member Sun City Center Security Patrol. Story
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    Multimedia reports

    Judge seals searches of Seminole podiatrist found with home arsenal
    A federal judge has sealed the details on searches executed in the case of a man accused of plotting to blow up mosques across Florida.
    Other News Update headlines
    Growers challenge citrus tax
    Click here for the CQ update
    Some schools' racial ratios need adjusting
    In the Pinellas County School District's official student count, seven elementary schools have more African-American students than a federal court order allows. Story
    Vote results put Hinesley on the spot
    A shift in power on the School Board will likely pose new challenges for the superintendent. Story
    It's no cartoon 'Lion King'
    A ban on children under 5 will remain, even for this show. "It's so real," a TBPAC official says. Story
    Advisers smoothed voting in Pinellas
    The county had 40 people ready to help befuddled poll workers. Some tweaking remains. Story
    Rays keep boosting Boston's faint hopes
    To Hal McRae's chagrin, Red Sox win their 13th in 15 games against Tampa Bay 6-3 behind Manny Ramirez's grand slam. Story
    Upton set to begin pro career
    Rays' top pick sets sights high after getting $4.6-million bonus. Story
    For Bucs WRs, opportunity drops
    Johnson, McCardell missed on chances for impact plays. Story
    Johnny Unitas: 1933-2002
    Pure leadership: Evolving eras make it difficult to compare all-time quarterbacks, but "Johnny U.' always is in the discussion. Story
    Pro football challenge: Click here to play
    Pan Am leaves bay area
    Pan American Airways, a small startup carrier based in New Hampshire, has stopped flying into St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport. Story
    Vending of the future is a blast from the past
    SOUTH PASADENA -- Ben Bush experienced deja vu when he read about a self-service convenience store called Roboshop that opened recently in Washington. Story
    Walter loan unit builds slowly
    The Tampa homebuilder branches out to also issue loans, but customers and long-time employees are slow to catch on. Story
    Fed survey finds economic growth 'slow and uneven'
    The Fed could use the survey to justify cutting interest rates further, as it has indicated it may. Story
    Around Tampa Bay, workers pay tribute
    Red, white and blue clothing, American flags and moments of silence are common as employees remember last year's terrorist attacks. Story

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