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Tuesday, February 25, 2003
Hearing protest
Nahla Al-Arian and her daughter, Leena, speak to supporters of Sami Al-Arian at a protest this morning in downtown Tampa. See today's news update.
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[Times photo: Ken Helle]
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FROM TODAY’S TIMES
Turkey's tightrope: Public vs. the U.S.: It might have been the weather -- 28 degrees and snowing -- that kept patrons from Onur Yilmaz's outdoor lottery stand Monday. But Yilmaz had another explanation. Story A march toward war gains momentum even as competing proposals widen the split within the United Nations. Story
Four GIs killed in Kuwait chopper crash

Gasoline prices find grumps at the pump
The way Mike Millard sees it, gas prices never should get this high. Story
Grenade found; building evacuated
The ATF is investigating the storage of weapons in the Park Trammell Building, but no link to terrorism is suspected. Story
[Times photo: Jim Damaske]
Baby dolphin recovering from burns
After being stranded and suffering severe sunburns and losing its mother, Nicholas is healing at the aquarium. Story

STATE
Cuban exiles bend toward reform
As a Cuban dissident travels to gather support for peaceful change in Cuba, via a referendum on democratic reform, some hard-liners in the U.S. lighten up. Story
Rep. Davis will travel to Cuba
He will become the first member of Florida's congressional delegation to visit the communist-run country. Story
Bill would classify sexual predators
A group hopes a system classifying sexual predators from least to most dangerous will keep information about predators on the Internet. Story
WORLD&NATION
Failed AIDS vaccine intrigues scientists
Drug seems to work well in small number of blacks who participated in the large trial. Story

OPINION and COLUMNS
Editorial: 'Mindless vengeance'
Editorial: Dump the 'clean zone' code
Letters: The indictment of Al-Arian: 'He had it coming'
Mary Jo Melone: Stocking up for survival, a faint hope against fear
Ernest Hooper: Mentoring helps revive hope among black girls
Jan Glidewell: In the vast wasteland of trash TV, addicts lurk

ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT
  • Side show
  • Antiwar sentiment pervades film ceremonies
  • Dixie Chicks will stop in Tampa
  • 'Gypsy' strays too far from home
  • Calendar

  • PASCO
  • No votes on spraying, skate park
  • Jury blames doctors in death
  • Panelists' advice: Confront racism
  • No votes on spraying, skate park
  • Athlete, 22, dies in accident

  • HERNANDO
  • Al-Arian, doctor had contact
  • Times offers to help pay for Olympic-sized pool
  • Trial begins in killing of roommate
  • Assistant principal moved up
  • Pit bullterrier's owner asked to waive appeal

  • CITRUS
  • County to get busy reshaping fire protection
  • Pioneer of Beverly Hills, Murray Kellner, 73, dies
  • Plans for boat factory scrapped

  • FLORIDIAN
    photoSerendipitous sax
    St. Petersburg native Mindi Abair, labeled "the next generation of jazz," has a hot debut album and a career that's just falling into place. Story

    SENIORITY
    photoFinding joy in turmoil
    The number of grandparents raising their grandchildren is growing. A statewide support network based in the Tampa Bay area helps those caregivers with the difficulties of being parents again. Story

    Spring Training   Click for information of teams training in the Tampa Bay area and search schedules for all teams training in Florida.

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    NEWS UPDATE
    Al-Arian stays on paid leave
    The University of South Florida has decided to keep professor Sami Al-Arian on paid leave. (more)
    Click here for the News Update
    Al-Arian: 'I am in control of my will'
    One arrest made in Spring Hill hit and run
    Clearwater man charged with attempted murder in stabbing
    Click here for the CQ update
    TAMPA BAY
    Bush, Al-Arian photo resurfaces
    With the arrest of Sami Al-Arian on terrorism charges last week, an old family photo of the University of South Florida professor with then-candidate George W. Bush is popping up again in print. Story
    School choice comes calling
    Parents of the 1,270 students who didn't get any of their choices will get a phone call asking them to choose again. Story
    SPORTS
    Wise beyond his years
    21-year-old Carl Crawford is taking nothing for granted in the spring. "He's hungry, and a hungry dog is a dangerous dog." Story
    St. Louis seeks cure for scoring slump
    The Lightning wing's production has dropped since the All-Star Game. Story
    Yankees (yawn) deal with more mania
    Matsuimania doesn't phase N.Y. veterans who are used to it all. Story
    A center in a forward's body
    At 6 feet 9, Florida's David Lee has assumed Udonis Haslem's responsibility for defending big men. Story
    BUSINESS
    'Success' guru resurfaces with more famous faces
    Motivational speaker Peter Lowe tries a comeback buoyed by Jon Gruden and Rudolph Giuliani after the collapse of his work with Success Companies. Story
    TECO seeks rate hike
    The Tampa electric company will ask the state permission to charge nearly 5 percent more in light of higher fuel costs. Story
    Counsel: Utility refund too little
    The PSC is told that Progress Energy Florida's refund to its electricity customers should be four times what it is paying. Story



     
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