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Saturday, February 8, 2003
Mom left boy in closet, police say
Police say she often shut the boy in before going to work. She faces child abuse charges. Story

Speaker spends $600,000 on PR
With a budget crisis looming, House Speaker Johnnie Byrd's staff defends the publicity costs. Story
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More than 5,000 of those who helped design and build Columbia gather to mourn its crew. Story
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Part of shuttle wing found; photos studied
Search teams have found a portion of the "leading edge" of one of shuttle Columbia's wings, while NASA is examining Air Force photos taken during the doomed spacecraft's last moments that could shed light on the cause of the disaster. Story

Professor will write Corleone sequel
Mark WinegardnerA Tallahassee author has gotten an offer he can't refuse: A chance to write a sequel to The Godfather, the 1969 bestseller that sold 20-million copies and made the Mafia a central part of American mythology. Story
WORLD&NATION
U.S. raises terror alert amid al-Qaida rumblings
Attorney General John Ashcroft warns weapons of mass destruction could be used in a new attack. Story
France, China won't budge
President Bush calls leaders of the two countries, but they remain opposed to using force to disarm Iraqi leader Hussein. Story

OPINION and COLUMNS
Diane Roberts: Bush winces at price tag on state history
Editorial: Public isn't Peterman's priority
Editorial: Leading by example
Letters: Voters approved smoking ban, so enforce it
Sandra Thompson: After Bucs euphoria, reality rears its ugly head
Lucy Morgan: Democrats, be careful what you ask for

WORLD&NATION
  • France, China won't budge
  • U.S. raises terror alert amid al-Qaida rumblings

  • TAMPA BAY
  • Teen wins award for service

  • BUSINESS
  • Consultant copes in 'tin can'
  • Tech Data shares lose their luster
  • Vinoy House keeps name
  • Jobs report brings little relief

  • SPORTS
  • Women's groups fear Title IX shift

  • STATE
  • Study links cancer risk, pressure-treated playsets
  • Fed-up Cubans dock patrol boat in Key West

  • ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT
  • 'Piano Lesson' asks eloquent questions
  • Calendar
  • Jackson documentary draws 27-million viewers

  • PASCO
  • Man tries to drag girl from yard
  • Veteran gets long awaited Purple Heart

  • HERNANDO
  • 'Full-timers' find home is where the park is
  • Boyfriend faces murder charge

  • CITRUS
  • Sheriff's Office suspends aviation officer
  • Cino quits his party to run in District 5

  • FLORIDIAN
    photoMy Dream: Like father, like son
    Twenty-six years ago, Aleck Alissandratos dove for the Epiphany Day cross in Spring Bayou. He dreams his sons, Andrew, Michel and Jared, will dive for the cross some day. Michel, 9, has seven years to wait. Story

    HOMES
    photoStar treatment
    This year's show house to benefit the Florida West Coast Symphony offers plenty of ideas for people who live in contemporary homes with open floor plans.Story

    Commemorative cover   Bucs commemorative
    magazine online:

    Relive the excitement in this look back at the 2002-2003 season. Click here

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    TAMPA BAY
    Teen wins award for service
    ODESSA -- The big issue in the 2001 Student Council election was getting a Coke machine. But seventh-grader Emily Collins, running for treasurer, wanted to stress helping students in a poor, remote village in Nicaragua. Story
    SPORTS
    Colome a driver in deadly accident
    Dominican police question Rays pitcher after a crash that killed three. Story
    Lightning left dizzy by ups and downs
    Players focus on attitude and preparation to help ward off troubling inconsistency. Story
    Driving home a point
    Ricky Rudd wants to prove he still has what it takes, and his new Wood Brothers team is set to help him. Story
    Message to UF: Get over it
    Coach says team has to put Kentucky rout in rearview and start fresh against Alabama. Story
    STATE
    Study links cancer risk, pressure-treated playsets
    A government commission finds increases in some types of cancer for children who play on the wood. Story
    Fed-up Cubans dock patrol boat in Key West
    The men told authorities they were unhappy with conditions in Cuba and they wanted out. Story
    BUSINESS
    Consultant copes in 'tin can'
    APOLLO BEACH -- There is an edge to Camilla Yost's laughter as she invites a visitor into what she calls her tin can. Story
    Vinoy House keeps name
    A judge says the St. Petersburg inn does not violate a Marriott International trademark. Story
    Jobs report brings little relief
    Analysts shrugged off the decline in January's unemployment rate, saying seasonal hirings skewed the final results. Story



     
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