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Wednesday, April 23, 2003
Latest on Iraq from the Times and Associated Press
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Coalition casualities
Baghad: a satellite view

2 pit bulls dragged by car, 1 injured
[Times photo: Douglas Clifford]
A Palm Harbor man is charged with one felony count of animal cruelty. He told officers he was disciplining his dogs. Story

As order returns, loot's recovered
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- When looters hit the palace of Saddam Hussein's oldest son, Uday, they set their sights on a car lover's dream: a customized Ford with a Rolls Royce-style hood, leather interior and steering wheel made of gold and polished wood. Story
Huge stashes of U.S. money are discovered
WASHINGTON -- Piles of U.S. currency, hundreds of millions of dollars so far, are being found in Iraq, even though the country has been under economic sanctions for nearly 13 years. Story
France: Suspend sanctions
The surprise proposal doesn't go far enough for the United States, which wants the U.N. embargo quickly lifted. Story

Editorial: Iorio's defining initiative
Editorial: Does choice work?
Editorial: A prize for Pinellas
Letters: Keeping peace in Iraq will be a challenge to U.S.
Howard Troxler: Everglades Forever? We'll see if they mean it
Susan Taylor Martin: Iraqis thrilled to see police
Robert Trigaux: Gluttonous executive pay remains immune to hard times

  • Sax sampler
  • A standout life
  • Calendar
  • Prolific songwriter dies

  • County opposes water plan
  • Council tentatively approves soliciting measure
  • Angel Cabaret will break with actors union
  • Local ties enough for Dade City leaders
  • Bad news delivered: Schools face cuts
  • Ruff! That's the sound of a new Dade City police unit

  • House gives parks, recreation department place to call home
  • Union charges Hernando with unfair labor practices
  • Teens fatten, break and show club animal
  • Identity of slain immigrant released
  • New rules put on big store plans

  • Convicts can skip jail, but not satellite
  • Teachers' half-days might be reduced
  • Tree ordinance proposal toppled again
  • School Board: We'll decide later on pay plan

    From Times staff writer Chuck Murphy in Afghanistan • Online journal

    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

    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

    photoLoaves for the multitudes
    Working over a stone-lined pit oven for 17 hours a day, Afghan bakers provide flat bread for soldiers and civilians at a military base. Story

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    Late rally carries Rays to win -- again
    Rocco Baldelli hit a go-ahead RBI single during a four-run eighth inning as the Rays rallied to beat the Blue Jays 4-3 Wednesday night. (more)
    Click here for the News Update
    T-Mac's effort not enough; Detroit evens series
    Hernando relatives will not be charged with aiding fugitive
    Crash closes portion of I-75
    Click here for the CQ update
    City won't get 2007 Super Bowl
    The game will instead be played in South Florida, an NFL official confirms. Story
    Report: Hockey owners lost $32.7-million
    The Lightning is on a roll, but a consultant says both the team and Times Forum operations are floundering financially. Story
    Schools face loss of almost 600 jobs
    The Pinellas district may face even more cuts, depending on the outcome of state budget negotiations in Tallahassee. Story
    Kennedy makes like an ace
    RAYS 4, JAYS 3: Left-hander returns to form with eight strong innings as Tampa Bay rallies. Story
    It's good if puck hits you
    That is, if it stops a shot, which is a Lightning duty. What's not good is the pain. Story
    Legislators give GOP donor exemption
    Lawmakers give a developer the green light to bypass state review for adding new beds. Story
    In judging Florida, teachers do the salary math
    Pay is not the only thing prospective teachers look for, but Florida's salaries dip as low as $22,000. Georgia's floor is about $29,000. Story
    Ferry to Mexico ready to return
    More than 500 travelers took the season's final trip from Progreso to Tampa. Story
    Shareholders vent at TECO board
    Angry over a steep drop in dividends, some area residents call for changes at the top. Story
    Disney puts thrills into two new rides
    Confident that crowds will return, the company readies two magnets at its Florida theme parks to attract younger audiences. Story

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