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Tuesday, November 26, 2002
Raid paints a picture of excess
Confiscated: one 2001 Dodge Ram truck. Base price: about $26,000. Added tires and chrome rims: $10,000. Added electronics, including five TVs: $20,000. Financing: drug profits, police say. Story
[Times photo: Thomas M. Goethe]
With more people taking to the skies this Thanksgiving, the question on everyone's mind is: How will the new federal airport screeners do? Story

Two girls step up fight against hunger
Sisters, 12 and 15, set out to raise $25,000 for a food pantry. They turned in $14,000 last year with some help from their folks. Story
photoYou don't have to go it alone
The remedy for seniors in need of fellowship and support can be found in the company of those willing to share an activity or life experience. Story


Portraits in Black history: Beauty endures
photoIn the 1950s, a high school cosmetology class was a stepping stone to greater things. Styles may change, but traditions do not. Story


 Holiday Lights 2002
Planning to decorate your house for the holidays? Tell us about it! You are invited to send us information about your display.
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Tech Data to plow more into Europe
The Clearwater computer company discloses that its third-quarter revenues fell 9.6 percent compared with the same period in 2001. Story
Florida settles with psychic line
Residents of the state who can prove they paid for services from a number linked to "Miss Cleo" can apply to get their money refunded. Story

Editorial: Reform the Baker Act
Editorial: The bond between man and dog
Letters: Let's hear Arabs raise their voices against terrorism
Ernest Hooper: Arteries, obsessions, quitting time and recipes
Jan Glidewell: Crown Hotel deserves a future born of its past
John Romano: Parity stains UF-FSU rivalry

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    General says coalition key to success
    He says the same is true whether the United States is battling terrorism or Iraq. Story
    Colorful college leader returns; anchorman keeps at it
    For Andreas Paloumpis, it was a classic case of jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire. Story
    NFL clears Sapp, but Packers plan revenge
    Green Bay coaches, still fuming over hit that likely ended OL's season, say Sapp will pay if teams play again. Story
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    With police planning to question him, Adrian McPherson is out for violating team policy. Story
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    Money lacking for rape centers
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    Community eases rule against motorcycling
    JACKSONVILLE -- Bill Francisco has to push his 483-pound Harley-Davidson a half-mile before firing up the motorcycle's engine. Story
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