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Friday, March 14, 2003
U.S. might skip vote, push to war
At the very least, a vote on the U.N. resolution is pushed into next week as undecided nations seem to reject Britain's six-step compromise. Story
From Times staff photographer John Pendygraft in Kuwait
Online journal
Audio dispatches
Kuwait photo gallery
Under pressure, major retires
Sheriff Cal Henderson said if Rocky Rodriguez had not retired, he would have been fired. Story
Senate: The money's not there
Its budget chief says that Florida is in such dire fiscal straits it has only $53-million to cover $2-billion in services. Story

Jim King greets the Bucs.
Bucs fans: Senate President Jim King and other legislators greet Brad Johnson.
ruler
What's missing here?
Don't see it? That's okay. Neither did the company administering the FCAT test. Story
At home, tale of girl's long journey emerges
For months, Elizabeth Smart was just miles from home, once hearing the cry of her uncle. She was spotted often, but until Wednesday, no one knew who the veiled "Augustine" really was. Story

WORLD&NATION
Fear in Syria: After Iraq, who's next?
A pro-American regime in Iraq would leave Syria stranded, and the strain is fueling fundamentalism. Story
A breath of hope for quadriplegic Christopher Reeve
Experimental surgery may allow the actor to shed his noisy respirator for good. Now he's breathing easier. Story

OPINION and COLUMNS
Editorial: Who is the real Frank Sanchez?
Editorial: Data-mining the passenger pool
Editorial: Budget of Oz
Letters: Better benefits, more choices in Medicare plan
Howard Troxler: Lawmakers get ready to crumble on budget
Ernest Hooper: Maybe not my style, but it sure seems nice
Robert Trigaux: Give a hand for Florida's cozy corporate boards
Jan Glidewell: Festival for folks offers great yarns and music
John Romano: Give kids a chance to grow

ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT
  • This satire shine
  • Side show
  • Robert Blake to stand trial in slaying of wife
  • Actor Lynne Thigpen dies

  • PASCO
  • Doctor: Gaime is competent for trial
  • Crime fighters find fame on TV

  • HERNANDO
  • Report backs textbook reform
  • County goes after those who owe fines

  • CITRUS
  • Sex case may lead to more charges
  • Nursing home bed cuts may be regulated

  • CITY TIMES -- SOUTH TAMPA
    photoPortraits of Rembrandt
    If you think you know what their world is like, try spending a day here. Story

    BRANDON TIMES
    photoGawk carts
    While the masses in Sun City Center and Kings Point subtly putter around, a few drivers break away from the pack. Story

    FLORIDIAN
    photoMaking his pitch
    Alcoholism drove him from the big leagues, but pitching ace Sudden Sam McDowell learned about redemption, too. Now he's pitching a retirement haven for athletes, west of Orlando. Story

    Coming in Sunday's St. Petersburg Times
    Available Monday in the Times Online edition
    photoSWAMPED
    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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    NEWS UPDATE
    Body of missing LSU student found
    Authorities confirmed today that a missing Louisiana State University student had been found dead in a rural marsh, not far from where a woman murdered by a serial killer was found last year. (more)
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    TAMPA BAY
    A case of adoration
    The court hearing was humdrum, but for Aaron Carter fans, it was a shot at heartthrob heaven. Story
    Signs of all stripes to fill streets
    Antiwar protesters plan a push of demonstrations this weekend. Pro-troops and antiprotester marchers will show up too. Story
    Leader seeks tower limit
    City Council member Bill Foster would curb the size of waterfront projects. Story
    SPORTS
    Turn to 31. Yes, it's Sunshine
    The network is back on Time Warner after 71 dark days for the Lightning. Story
    'Noles back up talk
    FSU 72, CLEMSON 61: A halftime speech inspires the Seminoles in the ACC play-in. Story
    Worn-out Bulls falter at finish
    MEMPHIS 62, USF 56: Bulls show the effects of back-to-back games and fall in the C-USA tournament. Story
    STATE
    Senate: Money is not there
    Its budget chief says that Florida is in such dire fiscal straits it has only $53-million to cover $2-billion in services. Story
    BUSINESS
    Whale of a deal
    The economy hasn't sunk the luxury boat market. Ask bay area retailer MarineMax and builder Westship World Yachts, who just linked up. Story
    Stocks: There is hope after all
    The markets stage a rally as talk of a quick end to the Iraq crisis builds confidence. Story



     
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