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Saturday, March 8, 2003
It was near midnight Thursday and the road was drowning under an ocean of sand. The bus was following its U.S. Army Humvee escort, whose taillights became barely visible from 10 yards away. Story

Florida's government shrinks
A report shows low taxes and small government. It also shows Floridians aren't overtaxed. Story
USF proposes high-tech complex
The $30-million project would allow the school to partner with companies to build state-of-the-art sensors. Story
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U.N. weapons inspectors' update on Iraq does not deter the United States as it seeks support for war. Story

STATE
A county ripe with voters
The GOP has picked several top leaders from Orange County, and both parties see it as fertile political ground. Story
AARP supports eye tests for drivers 80 and older
The retiree group has opposed similar efforts but hopes to include measures to protect elderly drivers. Story
WORLD&NATION
U.S. pilots report fire from Iraqis is heating up
U.S. pilots enforcing the no-flight zone over southern Iraq have been fired on from the ground in the past few days, returning pilots said Friday. Story
Iraq to Security Council: Stand up to 'law of jungle'
The country prepares for war as a member of the Iraqi Parliament says the U.N. report should avert an invasion. Story
Cadets: Assaults destroyed dreams
The Air Force Academy admits there have been dozens of rape allegations during the past decade. Story

OPINION and COLUMNS
Editorial: Schools in leadership limbo
Editorial: Cruel and illogical
Letters: Tell both sides of how people feel about war
Sandra Thompson: City parking is low on sweet, high on sorrow
Lucy Morgan: A national distraction for a state problem

ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT
  • Parks will skip Image Awards because of 'Barbershop'
  • Calendar
  • Familiar touch welcome to orchestra

  • PASCO
  • Custom wines in time for steeplechase
  • Convicted child molester sentenced to life in prison
  • Zephyrhills celebrates 'Cracker Heritage'
  • March to state starts at home
  • Neighbors fighting Wal-Mart

  • HERNANDO
  • Girlfriend leaps to rescue -- onto a deputy's back
  • Panel supports charter school

  • CITRUS
  • Union tells teachers: 'Work to the rule'
  • Forums on trash collection may happen next month
  • Judge blocks utility sale until state okay
  • Tape expected to stand court test

  • FLORIDIAN
    photoCommentary:
    The lesson of the lion
    One fall day in 1993, a mujahedin -- a holy warrior, quite possibly a member of the Taliban -- climbed into a lion cage at the Kabul Zoo in Afghanistan. He was, it is widely believed, trying to demonstrate the magnitude of his bravery. Story

    HOMES
    photoA personality transplant
    The Florida Orchestra's show house needed more than curb appeal before going on the market. Inside it went from creams and pastels to bold, dark colors with Asian and tropical themes. Story

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    TAMPA BAY
    The line forms behind Iorio
    Pam Iorio's run for mayor will pick up some added steam this morning when she announces that both of her major opponents in the general election are endorsing her. Story
    SPORTS
    Rays' utilityman wants to play ... anywhere on field
    Second base? No problem. Outfield? That's fine, too, for Damian Rolls. Story
    A record deal for Rice
    Bucs make Simeon Rice highest-paid defensive player with $41M package, freeing cap room to sign Shelton Quarles. Story
    A roaring, soaring night
    LIGHTNING 4, AVS 3: A full house cheers a four-goal comeback vs. the league's hottest team. Story
    No.3 UF has plenty to play for
    Florida expects a different atmosphere as it seeks revenge against Kentucky. Story
    BUSINESS
    Study would tote up tourism's local effects
    A USF center wants to analyze the region's biggest employer. It's looking for a way to pay the $2-million cost. Story
    Mechanic cooks up restaurant
    Dave Muth had been thinking about going into the restaurant business for 13 years. But it took a job layoff in November to nudge him into action. Story
    Payout boosts TECO chief
    Robert Fagan's salary went down last year, but an incentive plan more than makes up the difference, according to SEC filing. Story



     
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