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Wednesday, March 12, 2003
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FROM TODAY’S TIMES
Dispatch from the 101st: Bullets are always a worry in war, but soldiers must prepare to be hit by the chemical weapons that are why they are there in the first place. Story Still lacking support, the Monday ultimatum appears to be off the table. But how long of an extension will be acceptable? Story
AP updates

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John Pendygraft in Kuwait
Online journalAudio dispatches
Kuwait photo gallery

Bloom time is near
Sunken Gardens, a tourist attraction for decades, is nearly ready for its rebirth along with an adjacent restaurant and museum. Story
Is concert revenue worth price?
Despite WildSplash's financial success, officials vow to keep such events from exceeding the crowd limit, which burdens resources. Story
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[Times photo: Toni L. Sandys]
A tumor impaired her sight, but it couldn't keep Tory Watters from her passion. Story

Sanchez, Iorio trade barbs in Tampa debate
The debate between the city's mayoral candidates focuses on specifics ahead of the March 25 runoff. Story
STATE
Nursing home lawsuit bill dies
The measure would have limited jury awards for nursing home residents. Story
House passes prescription drug package
The package offering savings for low-income seniors is expected to have a tougher time in the Senate. Story
WORLD&NATION
Shuttle panel looks at freak wind
The Columbia accident investigation board raised the possibility Tuesday that an unusually strong wind shear a minute into the flight weakened the shuttle's left side. The board also suggested the age of the spacecraft may have contributed to the catastrophe. Story
Area lawmakers support attack
Most Tampa Bay lawmakers support an attack on Iraq. Story
An all-out a-salt: Fries liberated from French
The cafeterias of the House of Representatives will now be serving fries with a side order of patriotism. Story

OPINION and COLUMNS
Editorial: For Tampa City Council
Editorial: Unreasonable risk
Editorial: The Yankees? Perfect they're not
Letters: War's real price will be measured in the lives lost
John Romano: Here's an idea: Stop hiring slime
Howard Troxler: Watch your wallets: Tallahassee's on the line
Ernest Hooper: Foundation in scouting; a reporter's lyrical bent
Robert Trigaux: Hard work toward finding a job is hardly working
Bill Maxwell: Upscale housing one answer for Midtown

ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT
  • Broadway's lights are back on
  • American Stage plans five area premieres
  • Calendar
  • HBO sues Gandolfini

  • PASCO
  • Agreement to expand corridor for wildlife
  • Wildcats covet title on return to final four
  • Routine traffic stop nets most-wanted fugitive
  • Board fines developer who left job unfinished
  • St. Leo joins university in bid for federal funds
  • Author defends bingo measure
  • Tax tradeoff proposal collects support

  • HERNANDO
  • Fire district investigates use of Internet at station
  • Mechanic is burned trying to repair his car
  • Consortium may revive bid for utility
  • Commissioner's Web proposal voted down
  • Realigned district may end campaign

  • CITRUS
  • Officers sent to watch over youths at mall
  • Company selected to remove old boat
  • Centennial celebration could end up without festive spark

  • TASTE
    photoIrish & Elegant
    Irish cuisine isn't what you think it is. Today the native ingredients include oysters, freshwater seafood and farmhouse cheeses. Story

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    NEWS UPDATE
    Miami police release name of chase subject
    Police have identified the man who they say led them on a winding high-speed chase, but Hillsborough County sheriff's officials have not yet confirmed that he is one of the people sought for questioning as part of a murder investigation. (more)
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    Port Richey closer to removing bingo ordinance
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    TAMPA BAY
    Letters to reveal school choice
    This week they go into the mail, declaring to thousands of students which school is theirs. Story
    Shark in petting tank bites woman
    A visitor to the Florida Aquarium is nipped on the hand by a shark. Story
    Man pleads guilty in abduction
    Evidence against the abductor included lists detailing what he was to do on the day of the kidnapping. Story
    Searchers say task was tough
    Firefighters home from searching for shuttle debris were tired but emotionally moved. Story
    SPORTS
    Ex-teen phenom refuses to be written off
    Can you have an ending without a beginning? That's what Bobby Seay wants to know. Story
    Jackson won't be returning
    The Bucs can't compete with what the Steelers and Cardinals are offering to lure away Super Bowl MVP Dexter Jackson. Story
    Lightning adds two to family
    The team sticks to its plan, getting a pair of experienced defensemen without touching its roster or disrupting chemistry. Story
    BUSINESS
    IMC to sell port assets
    IMC Phosphates Co. agrees to sell its Port Sutton marine terminal, but will continue operations there. Story
    ProNet plays matchmaker
    The volunteer group's job fairs and Web site try to keep professional workers in the bay area. Story



     
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