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Sunday, March 9, 2003
Their parents' warnings were not heeded by the teens, who raced from authorities and to their deaths. Story

More trek to other counties for work
About 22 percent of Citrus workers commute across county lines for their jobs, compared with 17 percent in 1990, according to census data. Story

One hurt in St. Petersburg standoff
An ex-boyfriend held for hours four children and a woman he blamed for his breakup, police say. Story
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CAMP UDAIRI, Kuwait -- Bring plenty to read. The sand storms may kill your watch, so bring an extra. It does rain in the desert. And never, ever play with the wildlife. Story

Friends support arrested Muslim
Those who know Hatem Fariz of Spring Hill say he's no terrorist. The Justice Department says otherwise. Story

24 War Questions
1) Does President Bush need permission from Congress before attacking Iraq? Story
Kuwait, a nation on war's edge
KUWAIT CITY -- The 2.2-million residents of Kuwait City are feeling jittery these days, and who could blame them? Story
Iraq asks U.N. to end sanctions after report
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Emboldened by the latest weapons inspectors' report, Iraq on Saturday called on the United Nations to remove crippling sanctions and ban weapons of mass destruction in the entire Middle East -- and eventually in the United States. Story

John Hill: The unknown candidate faces tough road in Tampa
Editorial: The looming war
Letters: A paramilitary culture is troubling
Mary Jo Melone: Not opposed to all war; just opposed to this war
Helen Huntley: Investors still wary even if stocks are 'on sale'
Jan Glidewell: From your bank to our economy, via Nigeria
Martin Dyckman: Tallahassee's test bullies
Philip Gailey: Wavering Democrats straddle war divide
Robyn L. Blumner: Women, men and work in a 'half-changed world'
Bill Maxwell: Joined at the hip, dragging each other down
Hubert Mizell: Koufax unfairly blindsided by shoddy journalism
Gary Shelton: Gators' glory rests at the feet of Bonner

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  • Fears that will not wash away
  • Vigilant parents can bridge school gaps
  • United Way phone connects to help

  • Friends support arrested Muslim
  • After the storm
  • Problems lead to building reform

  • The Call of Home
  • Preserve manager leaving for new post
  • More trek to other counties for work

    The Godfather & the ProfessorMark Winegardner has been selected to write the sequel to a book that sold 20-million copies and inspired a classic movie series. Pressure? What pressure? Story

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    War tasks envelop CentCom staffers
    Back-to-back buildups in Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf test military personnel trained to endure stress and long hours. Story
    Extreme meets extinct
    Fans of reptiles and fossils stalk the earth of the fairgrounds, where vendors sell everything from fossilized poop of gators to fly lunches for lizards. Story
    Destined to be a BIG-leaguer
    Rays pitcher Seth McClung, at 6-7, 250 pounds, is larger than life, and so is his story. Story
    One Lightning unit is staying on defensive
    The front office has been looking to tweak the back line. The defensemen there now don't see the need. Story
    Scrappy UF falls short
    KENTUCKY 69, UF 67: Gators rally from 14 down, but miss 3 at the buzzer as Wildcats finish 16-0 in the SEC. Story
    'Fatback' brings sizzle, intensity to Gibbs team
    Crew chief Michael McSwain has shaken things up for driver Bobby Labonte. Story
    Remains of Vietnam veteran returned home
    OCALA -- Marion County's only soldier classified by the Army as missing in action during the Vietnam War has finally has been laid to rest in his hometown. Story
    Biz bits
    You may be paying a higher income tax rate than some of the nation's largest companies. In 2001, eight of the 30 companies in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, including General Electric and Microsoft, paid taxes amounting to less than 20 percent of their operating profit, according to Bloomberg News data. The top 2001 tax rate for individuals: 39.1 percent. Story
    Discount drugs: cure or placebo?
    Drug companies say their discount cards help seniors most in need. Critics say the cards are just a way to lessen demand for meaningful health care reform. Story
    Online, phone tax filings satisfy the need for speed
    Uncle Sam wants you -- to file your tax returns electronically. Story

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