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Monday, February 10, 2003
Baptists divided in wake of slavery have a reunion
Two congregations that had not shared a church roof since 1865, come together for the first time in 137 years. Story

[Times photo: Ken Helle]
"I'm coming home to fellowship."
– Rosetta Judge, 90, a member of Beulah Baptist

photoThe Innocence Defense
Part two: Unraveling Rudolph Holton's death sentence proved to be nowhere near as simple as convicting him. Five months after a young woman was found strangled in an abandoned crack house, he was tried, convicted and, the same afternoon, sentenced to die. His case sat for 10 years -- until a lawyer just out of law school, who didn't know any better, got involved. Story

WORLD&NATION
Preparations for war speed forward in Kuwait
"We've got enough for whatever needs to be done. Now we're just continuing to reinforce it," a military spokesman says. Story
Bush promotes 'compassion'
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- President Bush urged Republican lawmakers Sunday to work with him on an agenda that empowers religious groups to provide social services and offers mentoring programs and more help for those addicted to drugs. Story
As Caracas boils, its elite dodges scalds
All over Venezuela's violence-torn capital, the affluent are stocking up, laying emergency plans and counting their weapons. Story

OPINION and COLUMNS
Editorial: Death penalty problems
Editorial: Mortham's special treatment
Letters: SUV tax incentive is an exercise in irresponsibility
Howard Troxler: In the heart of Tallahassee, a liberal's apocalypse is unleashed
Robert Trigaux: Threat of war could stifle bay area economy
John Romano: Plenty of fight left in Gators
Sara Fritz: Conflict with Iraq echoes Vietnam, yet no one hears

WORLD&NATION
  • Preparations for war speed forward in Kuwait
  • Bush promotes 'compassion'
  • As Caracas boils, its elite dodges scalds

  • TAMPA BAY
  • Young sailors' tiny boats carry some big dreams
  • The Innocence Defense

  • BUSINESS
  • Southwest gets value, laughs for its ad dollars
  • Three questions

  • SPORTS
  • NHL forecast: Doom and gloom for some teams
  • Gordon savors his off-track life
  • Into the Wolfpack
  • Unkind officials thwart quartet of Storm rallies

  • STATE
  • Suspect in cocaine ring noted for horses

  • ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT
  • Performers' unions take first step toward merger
  • Calendar
  • A teen's eye view of the fair
  • Penn and Teller on 'poppycock'

  • PASCO
  • New city looking for its name
  • Drive begins to give cops a new way to save lives
  • Trainer is a specialist in speed business
  • Guardians few for kids in court

  • HERNANDO
  • Festival offers more than Cupid
  • Motor coach rally has wet end
  • War's hard to explain, especially to tiny tots
  • Health care: a study in diversity

  • CITRUS
  • Despite rainy day, art league morale still high
  • Top teacher no slouch when it comes to funny
  • Clash over garbage plan swells

  • PERSONAL TECH
    photoGetting a grip on handhelds
    About six years ago, the Palm Pilot started a tech revolution by making the personal digital assistant suddenly useful. Today's handhelds have advanced beyond simple datebooks and contact lists. Story

    FLORIDIAN
    photoDay care: the next generation
    Haircuts. Dance lessons. Dry cleaning pickup. Dinner. One center in Ohio is going beyond the basics to provide kids and their families with a lifestyle center. Story

    Shuttle XPRESS
    'They will never be forgotten'
    In times of tragedy, it can help to have an outlet for your thoughts and emotions. After the space shuttle Columbia disaster, the St. Petersburg Times X-Team put pen to paper to express what came from the heart. Story

    NIE
    Who's Reading What?
    Ask your teacher: What do you read?

    You probably won't be surprised that this month's focus on educators as readers is filled with bibliophiles (book lovers). 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
    Young sailors' tiny boats carry some big dreams
    The Valentine's Day Regatta on Boca Ciega Bay brings out both the casual sailor and the youngster with global ambitions. Story
    SPORTS
    NHL forecast: Doom and gloom for some teams
    As a labor battle looms, some speculate small-market franchises, like Lightning, won't survive work stoppage. Story
    Gordon savors his off-track life
    The four-time NASCAR champ wants to focus on his personal life a little more. Story
    Into the Wolfpack
    The coasts are littered with the remains of sunken ships from World War II. Story
    Unkind officials thwart quartet of Storm rallies
    ORLANDO 54, TAMPA BAY 51: The defense makes big plays only to have refs take the gains away, keeping the Predators in control from start to finish. Story
    STATE
    Suspect in cocaine ring noted for horses
    Held on trafficking charges, Joaquin Valencia is well-known in the area for the premier stallions he breeds. Story
    TAMPA BAY BUSINESS
    Southwest gets value, laughs for its ad dollars
    Southwest Airlines watches nickels and dimes with a fervor that borders on the fanatical. The nation's leading low-fare carrier has never served a meal or offered a reserved seat. Flight attendants and pilots, not cleaning crews, pick up trash between trips. Story
    Three questions
    Debbie Zorian, Executive administrative assistant, Hillsborough County Medical Association, Tampa. Story



     
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