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Saturday, September 28, 2002
SPECIAL REPORT
The pulse of Florida voters McBride closes gap,
but Bush still strong

Governor Jeb Bush just a few months ago looked poised to cruise easily into a second term. Story, graphics

FROM TODAY’S TIMES
WEATHER
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Lili regained tropical storm strength Friday and pelted southern Haiti with rain from more than 200 miles away. The storm was moving toward Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Cuba. Story
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FROM TODAY’S TIMES
They keep coming back to education
The first debate between Bush and McBride returns again and again to that issue. Story
Tampa mayor's race a dead heat
With five months to go, Frank Sanchez pulls within striking distance of two more well-known candidates, a new poll shows. Story
TIA's baggage system 2 years ahead
After getting quick federal approval for its explosive-detection plan, the airport's flying high. Story
art h ed
Bernice Edwards
[WTSP-Ch. 10]
The former aide to the Rev. Henry Lyons will serve nine more months in prison. Story
Art hed
Central Ave. story photo

[Times photo: Jamie Francis]
As a stretch of Central Avenue sees a resurgence, gays increasingly find a niche for business and leisure amid the bustle. Story
Morris photo
Villas developer hoped for $3-million
Many dignitaries say they are not invited to the groundbreaking scheduled today. Story

WORLD&NATION
Officer: Robbers immediately opened fire
MADISON, Neb. -- The holdup men in one of the nation's deadliest bank robberies walked in with guns blazing, and within 40 seconds all five victims had been shot in the head, a police officer testified Friday. Story

OPINION and COLUMNS
Editorial: The death of a DCF runaway
Editorial: Helping salmon survive
Letters: President Bush's words create division, discord
Sandra Thompson: Hidden horrors of bed linens
Lucy Morgan: An oink or two clutter the ballot

WORLD&NATION
  • Officer: Robbers immediately opened fire
  • Militia leader's future looks grim

  • TAMPA BAY
  • OU WHO? Bulls fans believe
  • Pet photographer snaps as subjects bark and meow

  • BUSINESS
  • Blues, BayCare talks stalled

  • SPORTS
  • NFL Sunday can be day of unrest
  • Flaherty: It is time to move on
  • Least likely winners

  • STATE
  • They keep coming back to education
  • Teachers union key to McBride ad

  • ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT
  • Orchestra starts season of transition
  • In the news
  • Calendar

  • PASCO
  • Deadline today for foster kids to leave
  • Some still in hospital after 1-75 crashes

  • HERNANDO
  • Forecasters expect river to flood again
  • Teenager injured after flipping Honda

  • CITRUS
  • Stakes are higher in Crystal River races
  • Antismoking at its biggest

  • HOMES
    Concrete notions   Two bay area designers with a passion for furniture have developed a cementlike substance that offers greater flexibility in what can go inside, and outside, the home. Story

    [Photo: Taj & Salomon]


    FLORIDIAN
    Carnival Knowledge, two local filmmakers' movie debut, holds promise as a festival contender and a bridge to future cinematic achievement.Story

    [Times photo: Dirk Shadd]

      Step right up and make a movie

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    Multimedia reports

    TAMPA BAY
    OU WHO? Bulls fans believe
    With Bulls fever catching on, 300 to 500 of the football team's fans will be at Oklahoma rooting for an upset tonight. Story
    Pet photographer snaps as subjects bark and meow
    Michael Joseph, traveling photographer, earns a living getting your pets to sit still enough to sparkle in portraits. Story
    SPORTS
    Flaherty: It is time to move on
    "We haven't built on anything positive," says catcher and last original Rays position player. Story
    NFL Sunday can be day of unrest
    Just ask Jack Golden and Russ Hochstein, given a weekend or two off before rejoining the Bucs. Story
    Least likely winners
    Westwood, ranked 148th, gives his team 2 points; Sutton, 121, gets U.S. within 4-1/2-3-1/2. Story
    Bowden has faith in his QB
    Despite Chris Rix's INT in Thursday's OT loss, FSU's coach isn't frustrated with him. Story
    Fraternity brothers forge own identities
    Coach Stoops makes name for himself at UF, OU; Coach Leavitt turns USF into name program. Story
    Pro football challenge: Click here to play
    STATE
    Teachers union key to McBride ad
    The union was the top donor to a fund backing a TV ad that helped the Democrat. Story
    BUSINESS
    Blues, BayCare talks stalled
    If the two sides don't agree by Monday, 300,000 in the bay area won't have access to seven major hospitals Tuesday. Story
    Digesting investing
    If you're rich, you can expect stockbrokers to wine you and finely dine you, even when times are bad. Story




     
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