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Monday, March 31, 2003

U.S. moves to within 50 miles of Baghdad
AP updates
Franks acknowledges ups, downs of war
AP updates

The Marine Moms support group provides comfort for families of service personnel overseas. Story
[Times photo: Douglas Clifford]

 REPORTS FROM A REGION IN CONFLICT
From Times staff writer Chuck Murphy in Afghanistan • Online journal

 From Times staff photographer
John Pendygraft in Kuwait
Online journalAudio dispatches
Kuwait photo gallery

The latest video report on Operation Iraqi Freedom from Tampa Bay's 10 News. 
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Series on Ft. Stewart reservists: click here


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

WORLD&NATION
Villagers wave, smile but fear retribution
Dispatch from the 101st DASIM, Iraq -- This dusty town is typical of the villages around Najaf, a cluster of crumbling, flat-roofed adobe buildings and palm trees hugging the stream coursing through the center of town. Story
Antiwar Muslims take to streets

CAIRO -- Egyptian university students called for holy war against allied "aggression" in Iraq, and Indonesians accused America of terrorism as hundreds of thousands around the world staged more rallies Sunday denouncing the war. Story
More stories
Syria wants Iraq to beat coalition
Marines find weapons cache, chemical suits, gas masks
Journey of fear
Bunker is called too mighty to bomb
U.S. forces in Afghanistan see rise in attacks since war


PASCO
  • Trench coat led to arrests in bold attacks
    HERNANDO
  • Students soak up lessons on water issues
  • Bus service promises to fill Brown Center with kids
  • Model homes welcome browsers
    CITRUS
  • Marine's mother has own battles
  • Rotary determined to end polio
  • She's a tailor-made volunteer
  • Workers ride out storm to a Jamaican beat

    FLORIDIAN
    A living history lesson for young students
    Some bay area teachers might avoid the topic of Iraq, but spirited discussion about the nation's decision to go to war is part of the curriculum in freshman Jessica Dwyer's debate class at St. Petersburg High School. The words fly fast -- and sometimes furiously. Story

    PERSONAL TECH
    Hijacked eBay account reminds about need for vigilance
    The e-mails set off an alarm as soon as I read them. Story

    XPRESS
    Xpressions: From tears to peers
    Today's Xpressions features artwork, photography and writing from the imaginative minds of area high school students. These young artists and writers offer a glimpse into the life of a teenager. Story

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  • NEWS UPDATE
    Growers brace for freeze tonight
    Farmers and nursery workers will be watching the wind as much as the thermometer after the National Weather Service issued a freeze warning this afternoon. (more)
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    Crosstown Expressway reopens after fuel spill
    Click here for the CQ update
    WEATHER
    Brace yourself for a spell of icy weather
    Tonight may get down to 40 for some and may be in the high 20s for others. Story

    OPINION
    Editorial: The law of the land
    Editorial: A dog that bites
    Editorial: Pinellas' pipe dreams
    Letters: Constitution protects rights of billboard owners
    Robert Trigaux: Spring training tour a bittersweet business
    Jan Glidewell: Loose lips, frog voice, stuffy nose, clear head
    John Romano: Longhorns keep adding snapshots

    TAMPA BAY
  • Military children on the move get helping hand
  • Mood cautious at Muslim fest
  • Bracelets help safe return of loved ones
  • Pinellas takes note of bulge in its middle

  • TAMPA BAY BUSINESS
  • Bedeviled Rays
  • Three questions

  • SPORTS
  • Rays refuse to be patsies
  • Game of Love dominates TPC field

  • STATE
  • Bright Futures cuts tuition for too many, lawmakers say

  • ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
  • 'Urban Cowboy' gets last minute reprieve
  • Side show
  • Calendar
  • 'Beauty Queen' is a winner



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