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Thursday, March 13, 2003
U.K.: 6 steps to avert war
After a chaotic day, the United States seems to make progress in winning over support for an ultimatum. But some votes are far from certain. Story
AP updates
Dispatch from the 101st: This may surprise the folks back home, but the U.S. Army forces massing across the Iraqi border are largely unarmed. Story

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John Pendygraft in Kuwait
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Arts center pulls plug on protest dance
The piece, inspired by a highly publicized Tampa crash that killed a child, sympathized with the man convicted of DUI-manslaughter. Story
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A growing number of adults are fixing smiles with braces once considered just for kids. Story
Bring war dead home, bill says
Rep. Brown-Waite's measure would allow the removal of American soldiers buried in military cemeteries in France and Belgium. Story

Missing teen reunites with family
A city rejoices as the alert, unharmed girl is found about 15 miles from where she vanished in June. Story
He may be a hero, but can he stay in U.S.?
Pro basketball player Kwame James helped subdue would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid on a flight across the Atlantic in December 2001. One hundred ninety-seven people, many of them Americans, were aboard. Story

Editorial: Improving the Olympic image
Editorial: The mayor's pay
Editorial: Les nincompoops
Letters: Problems with troubled youth transcend race
Mary Jo Melone: Cops aren't shrinks; jails aren't hospitals
Gary Shelton: For Bucs, is it banking on the future or bust?

  • 'Mother Of All Bombs' tested
  • Iraq may try to jam satellites

  • Teachers outraged by pay offered to Hinesley's assistant
  • County settles ex-worker's bias suit
  • Old idea adds fuel to the race

  • Gas prices hit high
  • TECO debt under review

  • A new team and a baby for Jackson
  • Grieve uncertain about road he will take
  • A qualified victory
  • Kohn's fingertips win nail-biter

  • No-smoking bills head in different directions

  • Daytime Emmy nominations go on view
  • Rappers cut the grass
  • Side show
  • Authorities find Johnson with $8-billion at German border

  • Schools chief coy on retirement plans
  • Fliers get attention, all right -- deputy's

  • County delays vote on strip mall
  • Fire board discusses bylaws, conflicts

  • Internet chat leads to rendezvous, sex charges
  • No-name storm left its mark

  • photoWEEKEND
    Art and heart -- to the Max
    Peter Max, artist and ardent fundraiser for a panorama of causes, lends both talents to a local hospital campaign this weekend. Story

    Chaplain   FLORIDIAN
    From the pulpit to the trenches

    What happens to the flock when the shepherd is called? Story

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    Available Monday in the Times Online edition
    The behind-the-scenes story of Ron Zook's first season as Gator football coach. All year, Zook expressed gratitude at the opportunity to follow the legend of Steve Spurrier. In private, personal loss and unrelenting criticism pushed him to the edge.

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    Lawmakers honor Bucs
    The Florida Legislature ground to a halt today, not over medical malpractice or the budget but over the appearance of No. 14, Brad Johnson, Super Bowl quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (more)
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    Suspended Seminole chief responds to tribe's allegations
    Sulfur dioxide leak closes water treatment plant
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    Teachers outraged by pay offered to Hinesley's assistant
    Painful budget cuts loom. The school district's biggest endeavor in decades, the choice plan, is at a critical juncture. And each week, the Legislature threatens to inflict more pain. Story
    County settles ex-worker's bias suit
    The County Commission agrees to apologize and pay $130,000 to settle a federal discrimination suit that brought tears to some members' eyes. Story
    Old idea adds fuel to the race
    Frank Sanchez suggests that past comments show Pam Iorio will raise taxes. She decries negative tactics. Story
    Grieve uncertain about road he will take
    Rays OF knows he either could be an everyday player or unemployed after this season. Story
    A new team and a baby for Jackson
    Ex-Bucs free safety signs with Cardinals for $14-million hours before birth of his first child. Story
    A qualified victory
    LIGHTNING 4, KINGS 2: Coach sees too many mental lapses when team should be making a strong push toward the playoffs. Story
    Kohn's fingertips win nail-biter
    USF 76, DePAUL 74: Bulls advance in C-USA tourney behind senior's big night. Story
    No-smoking bills head in different directions
    Smoking ban faces ashes in the Senate, breath in the House Story
    Jobless benefits office closes
    The Tampa regional office for appeals was the state's busiest. Its claims will be handled by phone in Tallahassee. Story
    At peak of season, where are tourists?
    Businesses that count on visitors wait out the threat of war and begin plans to lure them back after a conflict ends. Story
    Business goes into unknown after vote
    Developers are wary of how receptive front-runner Pam Iorio will be toward projects in Tampa if she's elected mayor. Story

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