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September 12, 2001

After shocks of disbelief, anger shakes Tampa Bay area
Sharon Wagner cried as she drove home from Tampa International Airport on Tuesday.

Attacks shut skies over Tampa Bay
TAMPA -- By 10 a.m., the word "Canceled" filled the spaces beside the flights on every arrival and departure board at Tampa International Airport.

Area officials tighten security, wait anxiously after strike
Across the bay area, law enforcement agencies were put on alert as many government offices closed or reduced services.

MacDill on heightened security
TAMPA -- Armed guards and Tampa police officers stood watch Tuesday at the entrance to MacDill Air Force Base, which was virtually shut down to civilian traffic.

Donors line up with blood, compassion
By 6 p.m. Tuesday, Florida Blood Services had collected nearly 2,000 units of blood across the Tampa Bay area.

How to help
Here are some blood donation sites and relief efforts around the Tampa Bay area seeking donors, volunteers and contributions.

Where to call to check travel plans
Here are numbers and Web sites to check if you have travel plans:

Most institutions closed after attack plan to open today
Several businesses and government offices closed Tuesday, responding to security concerns and also to the need to show respect to the victims of Tuesday's terrorist attack.

Show of faith rises amid fear
Angry and afraid, many seek spiritual comfort as the nation's vulnerability to terrorism is harshly exposed.

Radio sticks with disaster
Those who didn't have access to a television heard the news of the World Trade Center attack on radio.

Tampa's Muslims brace for backlash
They fear Americans will take out their frustrations on Islamic schools and community centers in the bay area.

Memories of Pearl Harbor rush back
For those who remember the Japanese attack 60 years ago, Tuesday's devastation opens a flood of emotions -- and some new fears.

Educators, students, parents cope
The national tragedy largely prompts fear and tears in area schools, which plan to remain open today.

Howard Troxler
A country gasps, waits for answers
Now all the living generations of Americans have a Pearl Harbor.

Mary Jo Melone
The three words that really matter
The news closed my daughter's preschool long before the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were being passed around, and the tops pulled off the pudding cups.

Ernest Hooper
Despite the distance, attack hits home for many in Tampa Bay area
The 37th floor of Tampa's SunTrust building was an unnerving place to be when two jets collided with the World Trade Center in New York.

Top stories
Convicted man would rather die
Kenny L. Dessaure Jr. wants the death penalty "instead of being caged like an animal . . ." in the slaying of his neighbor.


South Pinellas headlines
  • Sax player Sylvester Austin got his start in St. Petersburg
  • Help shifted to overcrowded Tyrone
  • A fond goodbye to an old Y
  • Sharing the task of keeping kids safe
  • Family, friends mourn death of a salesman
  • Intersection plan finds little support
  • Melrose mosaic
  • Beach Drive women's shop to change name, keep service
  • Plans brew for 300 block of Beach Drive
  • Senior swimmers succeed
  • Show explores the possibilities, variety of art
  • Theft of truck hurts owner and program
  • 'Riding is a great equalizer,' a teacher says
  • Campground hearing postponed for talks
  • Neighborhood briefs
  • Links benefits Scouts at a true garden party
  • Dear speeders in Seminole: They're watching
  • My son departs home, arriving at adulthood
  • Intern's work with kids crosses several barriers
  • Group plans convention to organize its activism
  • Neighbors say 'twins' are too tall
  • Beaches notebook
  • Government calendar
  • Focus on volunteers
  • Military news
  • Injury proves two hands are better than one
  • Sailing center is preparing for world event
  • Petrillo loses poise, tourney

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Faraway terrorism is close to home
  • County, Largo clash over annexing land
  • Pinellas digest
  • Coachman concert kicks off cleanup
  • First the news, then the silence
  • Suddenly, perspective on tower visit changes
  • Attack casts somber spell on our daily life
  • Center preparing for world event
  • Retired deputy is accused of molesting three boys

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Man to serve life in murder of delivery man

  • News of Florida
  • State land buy benefits Hillsborough
  • Attack's aftershock felt across Florida
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