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Friday, March 23, 2001
SPORTS
Bucs lock up the deal with Rice
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced the formal signing of Simeon Rice, the free agent defensive end of the Arizona Cardinals. The structure of a proposed 5-year, $34-million contract caused the NFL to reject the terms on Thursday. Also, Jeff Gooch trade is off after he fails Rams physical.
Update
Earlier coverage
Trojans show who is boss
USC nearly blows a 21-point lead but handles Kentucky's comeback 80-76. Story
Maryland Terrapins make the big jump
Gary Shelton: Penn State’s Crispins possess undisputed vigor

Atlanta ends Lightning’s run with 2-0 road victory
Thrashers score twice in third to end best streak of Tampa Bay's season. Story
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BUSINESS
Wild ride
A 380-point free fall leaves the Dow staring in the face of a bear market. Then the rally begins. Story
Airline’s terminal condition in debate
US Airways' chairman says a United buyout is the only answer to its pain, but some experts aren't buying that. Story
Dillard’s overcomes forecasts
Although its income slips, the retailer easily tops Wall Street's expectations. Its shares rise in response. Story
ENTERTAINMENT
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  • New faces at WRBQ, WQYK

  • FLORIDIAN
    A 'Wit' of quiet bearing
    [Photo: HBO]
    The Pulitzer Prize-winning play is now a movie. Whether or not the move from stage to small screen preserves the taut drama's richly metaphorical nature depends upon whom you ask. Story
    WORLD & NATION

    [AP photo]
    The Mir space station finished its 15-year voyage Friday in a shower of fireballs, its wreckage streaking through the atmosphere and plunging into a watery grave in the South Pacific.
    Story
    AP video
    Pick for State job alarms Democrats
    Otto Reich, a figure in the Iran-Contra scandal, is named to a post with oversight of Cuba policy. Story
    Gunman wounds four at Calif. high school
    It's the second school shooting in San Diego's suburbs in a month. 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
    STATE
    Senate okays adoption changes
    Gov. Bush has not indicated whether he'll sign the complex rewrite of Florida's adoption law. Story
    Florida’s HMO appeals board is rarely used
    The state's experience is far from the solution for patients envisioned by President Bush. Story
    Senators propose to raid a fund that purchases wild Florida lands
    Senators, hard-pressed to write their budget, want $100-million from the Preservation 2000 program. Story
    ‘My son is not coming back’
    MIAMI -- A jury on Thursday found Eller Media Co. innocent of manslaughter in the electrocution of a 12-year-old boy at a bus shelter built by the company and wired by an unlicensed electrician. Story
    TAMPA BAY
    Rivals dispute Olympics figures
    Organizers trying to bring the 2012 Games to Tampa say they would bring in a $670-million surplus. Story
    Future doctors meet their match
    USF medical students learn where they will spend the next three to six years in training, or residency. An elated 60 percent got their first choice. Story
    COLUMNS
    Susan Taylor Martin: Fight may be about more than freedom
    Howard Troxler: Different in every way but the poll numbers
    Jan Glidewell: Our future could mean going back to our roots
    Gary Shelton: Crispins possess undisputed vigor
    Robert Trigaux:
    Dear Al, please end one investor’s (tall) tale of sorrow
  • CITRUS
    Local bay scallops bounce back
    Biologists endorse lifting the ban that halted recreational harvesting of the delicacy after finding numbers had soared across the Nature Coast. Story
    Murder trial will have 12 jurors
    INVERNESS -- A man accused of killing a girl on Halloween night 1999 announced Thursday that he wants 12 jurors, not six, to decide his guilt or innocence. Story
    HERNANDO
    EDC wants more money
    Seeking its regular quarterly payment of $82,750, the agency's board rejects a county request to end their contract more than a month before it runs out. Story
    Homeowners scream over parkway noise
    Noise levels are high along the Suncoast Parkway and in Silverthorn, where residents want more buffer. Story
    Neighbors lack clout to fight highway’s din
    PASCO
    No indictments come from City Hall inquiry
    A grand jury looking into the Port Richey Building Department issues only a report, which is not public. Story
    2 held in San Antonio holdup
    A Tampa house break-in leads officers to one of two suspects in the robbery of a First Union bank in San Antonio two hours earlier. Story
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