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September 12, 2002
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Gen. Tommy Franks: "It's a treat for me during the course of this rain-enhanced remembrance to recognize what resolve is."
Emotional service honors those who died selflessly
With 10 New York firefighters as guests, a gathering at the Harborview Center remembers "anyone whose lives were touched on Sept. 11."

Elements of pride
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.

Echo of 9/11 empties airport
An airport official says it's more about people marking Sept. 11, 2001, than a fear of flying.

A day full of tributes, flags and questions
TAMPA -- In his brand new dress shirt and clip-on tie, tiny Mason Washington, 5, stood on stage Wednesday at Joe Chillura Courthouse Square amid judges, politicians and military brass from MacDill Air Force Base.

Prayer, fellowship pull many through agonizing anniversary
Vivian Stephens, 58, sat quietly at the back of the Cathedral of St. Jude in St. Petersburg, her prayer book open. Though the Seminole homemaker had attended Mass at her parish church earlier Wednesday, she felt the need to offer additional prayers on this difficult day.

Tributes great and small
Flags waved, bells tolled and people prayed and recited the names of the dead.

Mary Jo Melone
Add 'south' to Florida election punchlines
You can hear the Florida jokes on Letterman and Leno already.

Ernest Hooper
One day -- one long day -- at the polls
It was a day filled with frustrations, Mountain Dew, fun, pig's feet, voters and two extremely appropriate raspberries (and I don't mean the fruit). Most of all, working as a touch screen technician for the Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections Office at Precinct 753 in Plant City was a really long day.

Top stories
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.

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.

Vote results put Hinesley on the spot
A shift in power on the School Board will likely pose new challenges for the superintendent.

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.

Advisers smoothed voting in Pinellas
The county had 40 people ready to help befuddled poll workers. Some tweaking remains.

Elections chief calls vote good, not perfect
While Elections Supervisor Pam Iorio is pleased with the performance of the new voting system, she acknowledges some bugs.

Boyfriend found in Miami, held in woman's death
MIAMI -- A man sought in the killing of his Tampa girlfriend was arrested Wednesday, police said.

South Pinellas headlines
  • Adults organize to keep kids' birthdays happy
  • Police chief wants to keep morale poll off the record

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Residents gather to heal, remember
  • Pizza Hut granted 2-week reprieve
  • In big and small ways, our community pays tribute
  • Woman is suspect in Clearwater robbery
  • Fiesta is on, but dancers in limbo

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Woman dies day after she and dog were struck
  • Unpopular as they might be, incumbents win
  • Hyde Park Village gets nod for small grocery

  • News of Florida
  • Criticized after first test, supervisor remains upbeat
  • Vote tips toward McBride
  • Votes missing; observers hissing
  • Rule deleting some election runoffs faces review
  • His years of experience unable to prevent fiasco
  • Dyer first among four for attorney general
  • Around the state
  • Escambia commissioner pleads no contest
  • Incumbents fare well in races for legislative seats
  • Incumbents fare well in races for legislative seats
  • Outcome of primaries influences GOP leader
  • Florida's few races among the keys to House's future
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