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Monday, March 24, 2003
UPDATE
President to visit MacDill AFB
President Bush will visit the military's Central Command headquarters in Tampa Wednesday.
Local update
Franks cites progress in Iraq
U.S.-led coalition forces are making "rapid and in some cases dramatic" progress in Iraq, commander says.
AP updates

After the memorial service: the latest audio dispatch from John Pendygraft

FROM TODAY’S TIMES
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The war may be far away, but for Clearwater High JROTC students, thoughts of it are always near. Story
[Times photo: Douglas Clifford]
Adam Fuzi, 18, center, leads a group of Marine JROTC members in a rifle drill at Clearwater High School.

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In Iraq, Jamal Albostani wrote books. They were works of fiction that clearly were also indictments of Saddam Hussein's regime. Story
REPORTS FROM A REGION IN CONFLICT
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John Pendygraft in Kuwait
Online journal: Lessons in gambling
Audio dispatches: After the memorial service
Kuwait photo gallery

WORLD&NATION
Dispatch from the 101stSoldiers feel shock, anger at one of their own
The soldiers muttered and swore and stomped, some spitting mad and others simply sorrowful or bewildered. We're supposed to be fighting the Iraqi army, they said, not standing guard against each other. Story
President: Treat our prisoners humanely
President Bush demanded Sunday that American troops held captive in Iraq be treated humanely, warning that Iraqis who do otherwise will be punished as war criminals. Story
Prisoner of war regulations

Reports: Hussein is likely still alive
Intelligence reports indicate the Iraqi president survived the bombings but may have been injured. Story
More coverage
Marchers rally to support U.S. troops
Churches turn to prayers amid war
Iraq's oil industry will need postwar repairs
Arabs heartened to see U.S. vulnerability on TV
Missiles land in Turkey; no one hurt
U.S. presses POWs for information on chemical weapons
Networks struggle over use of video
Uniform at door breaks hearts of loved ones
Mother says she saw her captive son on Iraqi TV
British TV reporter believed dead

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NCAA Tournament coverage
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MILITARY IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Tell us about your relatives in the military
Do you have a relative in serving in the military in the Middle East? We would like to hear from you. More
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Amid war, a time of prayer
Religious leaders in the bay area differ on the validity of the war, but all support turning to God with prayers for troops. Story
Bay area Iraqis mostly cheer war
Many immigrants favor the removal of Saddam Hussein even as they worry about relatives left behind. Story
HERNANDO
3 Marines proud to say semper fi, Central High
Less than a year ago, James W. Elders, William "Doug" Crowley and Frank Anderson III were seniors at Central High School. They were cadets together in the Naval Junior ROTC program. And, as one parent said, they were "thick as fleas." Story



 
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