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Monday, March 17, 2003
BREAKING NEWS
Bush: 'The tyrant soon will be gone'
President Bush, in an address to the nation and Iraqi citizens, has given Saddam Hussein and his sons 48 hours to flee Iraq or face war with the United States. "This is not a question of authority; this is a question of will," Bush said. AP updates
FROM TODAY’S TIMES
Bush: Decide on Iraq today
As the president and his allies make a last-ditch effort to salvage the U.N. resolution, Bush works on a war address to the nation. Story
Latest updates from AP
[Times photo: John Pendygraft]
When duty calls women
• A rocky road is leading to greater acceptance for women in the military. Story with audio
• Increasingly, men are finding themselves in the role of the spouse left behind. Story

From photographer John Pendygraft in Kuwait
Online journal: An amazing amount of firepower
Audio dispatches Gallery

Great eight
There are plenty of compelling stories among the schools playing their NCAA Tournament openers in Tampa. Story
It's no longer who you are but where
With year-old system, NCAA tries to keep more teams closer to home. Story
[Times photo: Jim Damaske]
UF will try to avoid an upset in the first round, like the one against Creighton last season.
More coverage:
Heeeerrrre come the Gators
Romano: UF handed a shot at redemption
Team capsules and more in Sports

Swamped
Gators fans wanted a big-time coach to replace the exalted Steve Spurrier. What they got was blue-collar Ron Zook, and a tumultuous first season. Story
  photo

WORLD&NATION
Baghdad bustles as war bears down
As residents scurry to stockpile, foreigners prepare to evacuate and Saddam Hussein realigns his military. Story
Powell says he still wants troops in Turkey
WASHINGTON -- The United States has not given up on Turkey as a springboard for American forces in a war against Iraq even though the Turkish Parliament has rejected the idea, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday. Story

OPINION and COLUMNS
Editorial: Police and the mentally ill
Editorial: Legislative triage
Editorial: Billboard bullies
Letters: In Pinellas, our schools still need race ratios
Howard Troxler: Privatizing death row appeals will surely accelerate executions
Robert Trigaux: Florida's deep pockets give generously, elsewhere
John Romano: UF handed a shot at redemption

ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT
  • 'House' still rules
  • Calendar
  • Side show

  • PASCO
  • Dade City ponders growth challenges
  • Play chess with this kid at your own risk
  • Patrols boosted at plants after loitering
  • Store sells Harley, head to toe

  • HERNANDO
  • Rehab hospital awaits patients
  • Plan to even enrollment nearly done
  • Trail fundraising up, but construction is far off

  • CITRUS
  • Fair lights up with Dollar Night

  • SPECIAL REPORT
    Final FourNCAA Tournament coverage
    There are plenty of compelling stories among the schools playing their NCAA Tournament openers in Tampa. Stories

    FLORIDIAN
    photoTony Baretta meet Horatio Caine
    Violent '70s TV helped mold young viewers into violent adults, a study says. Intrigued, we set up a toughman competition of sorts to see how much TV violence has changed -- if at all. Story

    PERSONAL TECH
    MusicNet casts for subscribers, but holes still remain
    America Online's latest effort in online music services shows improvement, but the price and content aren't right yet. Story

    Spring Training   Click for information of teams training in the Tampa Bay area and search schedules for all teams training in Florida.

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    NEWS UPDATE
    Car smashes through Palm Harbor furniture store
    Saleswoman Kathleen Ellen McSunas of Palm Harbor was pulling into work at Haverty's Furniture about 9:30 a.m. today when she apparently blacked out, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. (more)
    Click here for the News Update
    Click here for the CQ update
    TAMPA BAY
    Comedy of errors?
    Stop us if you've heard this one. Story
    SPORTS
    Latest Rays cuts don't clarify much
    With opening day in two weeks, club may look outside to fill some holes, especially on offense. Story
    Lightning of the North hits town
    Like Tampa Bay, Minnesota has been a surprise team in position to make the playoffs. Story
    Avenging force turns tables for the Storm
    STORM 52, PREDATORS 32: Quarterback pressure is key to Tampa Bay's revenge for earlier loss. Story
    The finishing touches
    Ricky Craven edges Kurt Busch by inches after the two rub doors coming to the finish at Darlington. Story
    STATE
    New clout of trial lawyers unnerves legislators
    Since a humiliating defeat, trial lawyers have worked to gain influence by supporting politicians of both parties. Story
    Graham bid saps finances of rivals
    With a Floridian in the race, many state donors are shifting sides, but other candidates are still collecting. Story
    BUSINESS
    Short-circuited by the tech bust
    Reptron Electronics, once a leading bay area company, tries to rewire itself for survival. Story
    Three questions
    Joe Troy: 39, senior vice president of financial services at Walter Industries Inc., Tampa Story
    XPRESS
    SpongeBob: the excitable, absorbent star of Bikini Bottom
    As all fans of cartoon sponges who live in a pineapple under the sea know, SpongeBob SquarePants and his pals Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, Sandy and Gary make their home in the town of Bikini Bottom. Story
    NIE
    What's up with books? A lot!

    These days they prefer to be called media specialists. But kids know that when the teacher announces the class is going to the media center, they're off to the library to see the librarian -- the keeper of all those fabulous books. Story



     
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