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March 2, 2003

Robots to the rescue   In the war on terror, University of South Florida engineering professor Robin Murphy finds herself a pioneer on the front line with a new kind of soldier: the search-and-rescue robot.Story

[Photo courtesy of Jason Marsh/USF Photography]

Sunday Journal: Passing the torch of peace
In 1967, when I was 16, my parents would not let me go to an anti-Vietnam War demonstration in Manhattan. The police used their nightsticks to beat protesters, they told me, and would not hesitate to use tear gas to break up crowds.

A model family with an edge
The difference between Rose Is Rose and most other daily comic strips is like the difference between a movie made with multiple camera angles and another made with one.

Sunday Arts

Earth turned ethereal
China's predominance in crafting ceramics and porcelain is celebrated in an exhibit of artifacts shaped from clay, fire and consummate creativity.

10 Pressing Questions: She's on the go-go again
Belinda Carlisle, former lead singer of the Go-Go's, retired as punk rock's bad girl a decade ago. Now she's back, in a solo tour that includes her former drummer.

Couples therapy
Relationships romantic, platonic and between the sexes get more, and less, tangled as two shows return and one gives a new view of being male and female.

Wanted: a few good conductors
Many of the Florida Orchestra's concerts next season have "TBA" listed on the podium. That underscores the need for a new resident conductor and pops conductor.

Audio Files
ZWAN, MARY STAR OF THE SEA (REPRISE RECORDS) While Smashing Pumpkins devotees still mourn the group's breakup, front man Billy Corgan, still bald and harboring a messianic complex, delivers the antidote to combat the stale rock scene of late with Mary Star of the Sea, the debut album from his new band, Zwan.

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