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Sunday, March 30, 2003
UPDATE
U.S. surrounds city south of Baghdad
AP updates
Rumsfeld: Fiercest fighting still ahead
AP updates

FROM TODAY’S TIMES
One day daughters, today our soldiers
The parents of Kyana Stewart, 19, and Mary Bartlett, 20, are trying to be brave for their girls as they go off to war. Story
Mail campaign supports troops in Middle East
Bob Boleware, owner of Pack-N-Post of Crystal River, is compiling a list of names and addresses of local U.S. troops stationed in the Middle East. Story
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[Times photo: Brendan Fitterer]
Two local refugees bear scars from torture they endured during captivity as Iraqi prisoners. Story

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John Pendygraft in Kuwait
Online journal
Kuwait photo gallery
Audio dispatch

photoFrom Times staff photographer
Jamie Francis in Jordan
Photo gallery: Exile in Jordan

WORLD&NATION
Dispatch from the 101stGIs primed to fight to guard supply line
NAJAF, Iraq -- Their rifles ready, the soldiers of Charlie Company spread out across the brown-gray desert sand, crossed a farmer's brilliant green field and irrigation ditch, then disappeared against a distant oasis of palms on an all-night march to their attack position. Story
Rallies for, against war draw thousands
Massachusetts rallies both for and against the war with Iraq included a "die-in" at Boston Common and patriotic songs near a military reservation Saturday in two of many demonstrations across the nation. Story
Funerals, shops occupy city under siege
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Wailing and sobbing, black-clad mourners gathered Saturday for a funeral procession amid the wreckage of a Baghdad marketplace where Iraqi officials say dozens of civilians died in a coalition bombing. Story
Air Force officer sees progress, still wary of surprises
WASHINGTON -- Three-quarters of allied airstrikes are targeting Republican Guard forces that stand between advancing columns of U.S. ground troops and Saddam Hussein's government, a top American air officer said in an Associated Press interview Saturday. Story
16 Questions: Sorting it out, looking ahead
1) Is the war going according to plan? Story
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A chance sighting on Web brings joy to Tampa woman
TAMPA -- Emily Macfarlane got a birthday surprise she'll never forget. Story
One man chose honor, three chose stupidity
The young men had much in common: All four were between 19 and 20, three of the four had varying degrees of military training, each had a connection to Citrus County or the surrounding region, and all were in the headlines last week. Story
SUNDAY MONEY
Biz bits
There's war in Iraq and fear of terrorism at home. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is at the 8,000 level and blue-chip companies are going bankrupt. What's an investor to do? Story
MILITARY IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Tell us about your relatives in the military
Do you have a relative serving in the military in the Middle East? We would like to hear from you. More




 
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