Xpress, the Coolest Section of the St. Petersburg Times, is the home for features, news and views of interest to young readers. Most of the work in Xpress, which appears on Mondays in Floridian, is produced by the Times' X-Team. The team of journalists ages 9-17 from around the Tampa Bay area is selected every year at the end of the school year to serve during the following school term. The current team of 12 was chosen out of 150 applicants. Watch for X-Team application forms in Xpress during the month of May.

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When heroes and hearts fall

By Times staff
© St. Petersburg Times
published February 17, 2003

Some wrote of tears. Some wrote of sadness -- their own as well as the sorrow of the families of the lost astronauts. Some wrote of dreams that, despite the tragedy, someday maybe they would explore space themselves. Today we publish a special edition of Xpressions devoted to young readers' thoughts and depictions of the Space Shuttle Columbia. February's regular Xpressions will appear next Monday.

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