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Tuesday, March 13, 2001
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Today’s headlines
Markets plunge as worries rise
The Dow skids 436 points as the Nasdaq dips below 2,000 for the first time in two years. Story
Danka pictures a strong recovery
Despite a collapsed stock and complicated restructuring, Danka executives promote a comeback. Story
Tampa mall’s tenant mix takes on a stylish look
Dior, Hilfiger and Armani are a few of the names that will soon call International Plaza home. Story
FLORIDIAN
Convenience overload
[Times art: Teresanne Cossetta]
Weren't all these gadgets supposed to make our lives easier? Story
Enter the Times Oscar Contest
Welcome to the Times Oscar Contest, your chance not only to show off your Hollywood savvy, but also to say which of the nominated movies are your personal favorites. Play
ENTERTAINMENT
‘Imagine’ taps the kid in you; ‘Roaring Judy’ tries
There are one-person shows on both sides of Tampa Bay these days, one of them charming, the other less so. Story
Shakespeare in the Park won’t be in Tampa this year
ST. PETERSBURG -- American Stage won't be performing Shakespeare in Tampa this spring. After three years of transferring its annual outdoor production of a Shakespeare play from St. Petersburg's Demens Landing to Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park, the company decided to stay put this year. Story
‘Larry King Live’ spotlights Tampa ‘stop sign’ case
Tampa's controversial "stop sign" case returns to the national spotlight tonight, as CNN's Larry King Live features an interview with several people connected to the incident, including Thomas Miller, 24, now in jail awaiting trial on unrelated charges of drunken driving and drug possession. Story
Flash
Bubba on break Story
STATE
Bush sells tax cut in Florida

[AP photo]
In his first trip to the state as president, Bush urges a Panhandle crowd of 2,500 to make their voices heard in Washington. Story
Capitol honors ex-Gov. MacKay
Janet Reno joins a gathering of Democrats at the unveiling of Buddy MacKay's portrait in the Capitol. Story
In tight budget, ‘turkeys’ still grow
Despite budget cuts, Florida lawmakers propose spending billions on projects in their local districts. Story
FROM THE WIRE Audio update
  • Bush Challenges Allies to Defend Turkey
  • Iraq Approves U-2 Surveillance Flights
  • NASA IDs Debris As Part of Left Wing
  • Ill. Islamic Charity Leader Pleads Guilty
  • Energy Costs Soar With Cold, Iraq Threat
  • Dow Closes Up 56, Nasdaq Gains 14
  • Penguins Trade Kovalev Back to Rangers
    WORLD & NATION
    France confirms first case of foot-and-mouth disease
    PARIS -- France today announced its first case of foot-and-mouth disease, confirming suspicions that the highly contagious livestock disease had spread from Britain to continental Europe. AP updates
    Errant U.S. bomb kills six
    Five Americans die as a training exercise in Kuwait goes wrong. Story
    SPORTS
    Now for the boring part
    Toe Nash becomes a normal Rays minor-leaguer -- except for all those reporters. Story

    ‘We Made It’
    After paddling more than 250 miles the hand of warriors known as "Stovall's Rangers" make it to Key Largo with a song. Story
    Fractured hand helps push Irish to the top
    By playing in pain, Kelley Siemon provides emotional boost in run to No. 1 seed. Story

    March madness
    Printable brackets
    TAMPA BAY
    Water plan splits haves, have-nots
    Opinions vary from county to county as officials get a look at a proposal by Swiftmud to offset overpumping by Tampa Bay Water. Story
    Jury convicts five in Ministries scam
    A pyramid scheme run by Greater Ministries International Church officials defrauded 18,853 people in several states. Story
    126 races on census make for 1 big mess
    How do you compare 2000's varied numbers with 1990's results? Statisticians: You don't Story
    COLUMNS
    Paul de la Garza: Safety is main concern of Osprey victims' relatives
    Gary Shelton: Dilfer deserves a job. As a quarterback.
    Mary Jo Melone: Living, dying, losing, winning
    Jan Glidewell: Folk music gathering was festival of moments
    Martin Dyckman: Voting privilege or right implies racial bias

  • CITRUS
    Arsenic levels surprise many
    Crystal River says CCA-treated wood in its playground and other structures may need testing. Story
    Prayer issue pops up again
    School Board member Carol Snyder says she may make a motion for a moment of silent reflection at the beginning of meetings. Story
    HERNANDO
    New health facility tops list
    Hernando legislators want $11-million from the state including $5.8-million to upgrade the facility in Spring Hill. Story
    Top faculty member a survivor
    Susan Cannoy is Westside Elementary. After all, she was there when the place opened 28 years ago. Story
    PASCO
    Ex-guardian gets probation
    Fran Lang, who pleaded guilty to scheming to defraud elderly people under her guardianship, is sentenced to 15 years probation and 1,600 hours of menial labor. Story
    Tampa Bay Water agrees to pay couple $349,000
    Tampa Bay Water has agreed to buy a home the couple say was damaged by overpumping of nearby wells. Story

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