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Thursday, September 13, 2001

Gabrielle sends up hurricane watches

click here for florida forecastEven with the slow-moving tropical storm expected to hit near Sarasota, other bay area counties close schools today.
As of 11 p.m. Thursday, the center of Gabrielle - the seventh named storm of the season - was about 150 miles west-southwest of Naples, moving northeast at 6 mph.
Schools will be closed Friday in Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough, Manatee and Polk counties.


main headlinerescue
A firefighter screams in pain during his rescue Tuesday shortly after the collapse of the World Trade Center towers. The photo was released Wednesday. Some 350 firefighters still are missing, including some of New York City's top fire commanders.
[AP photo: Robert Mecea, Newsday]


Pilots trained not to fight hijackers
The manual for airline pilots, experts say, reflects the 1970s when hijackers had transportation, not terrorism, in mind. Story


Please click here for a photo gallery from the aftermath of the attack on America

Area gas prices remain stable
A few increases are being investigated under Florida's anti-gouging law.
Story
Tourism may not snap back quickly
Terrorism fears could compound the economic worries that have been slowing travel.
Story
Insurance industry could face record losses
Industry experts say the attacks will cost more than $10-billion -- and maybe double that.
Story
Bay area businesses work around disruptions
A few find operations hindered by the effects of the terror attacks. Some take the opportunity to help others.
Story
Companies' search for employees continues
More than a day after two hijacked planes slammed into the World Trade Center's twin towers, banks, brokerages and financial firms said they still cannot account for about 3,000 employees.
Story
The rest of today's headlines
Updates from the wire:
  • 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
    NFL, baseball, colleges off for weekend
    There will be no college or pro football this weekend. The NFL and said today that it will not play any of its 15 games this weekend following the terrorist attacks. Many college football officials, including those at the Southeastern Conference cancelled games scheduled for Saturday. Major league baseball has decided to resume it schedule on Monday. Story
    Airlines service to resume at 11 a.m.
    Commercial and private plans will be allowed to start flying at 11 a.m. today, though some airlines -- Southwest Airlines for one -- have decided not to fly at all today. Tampa International remains closed.
    Story
    What to expect at TIA
    Nationwide hunt spreads to 3 Florida cities
    Story
    FBI seizes records of students at flight schools
    Story
    Bin Laden says he's pleased but not involved
    Story
    Ordinary flight from Boston took suspicious turn
    Story

  • COLUMNS
    Mary Jo Melone: Standing. Waiting. Yet doing so much

    Howard Troxler: We may not want what was normal

    Ernest Hooper: People seek consolation in their houses of worship

    TAMPA BAY
  • Vigils, memorials, events offer hope after attacks
  • Teachers, students try to cope with tears, fears
  • Fear is fresh fact of everyday life
  • Questions, worries fill students' day
  • Armed forces find many want to enlist
  • Anger simmers among former N.Y. police officers in Spring Hill
  • 2 brothers: 1 lost, 1 looking
  • Residents show pride in American flag
  • Blood donors gladly wait for hours to do their part
  • Pinellas County to assess voting systems
  • Tampa braces for stream of traffic to new mall
  • Palm Harbor couple lose son-in-law
  • TIA still paralyzed; travelers brace for hassles
  • Where to donate blood

  • BUSINESS
  • Tourism may not snap back quickly
  • Insurance industry could face record losses
  • Bay area businesses work around disruptions
  • Companies' search for employees continues
  • EBay draws line at items exploiting attacks
  • Area gas prices remain stable
  • Aerosonic adjusts on the fly

  • FROM THE NATION AND WORLD
  • 11 die in new Mideast violence
  • NATO allies pledge to stand with U.S.
  • The flight seen by entire world
  • European airports increase security
  • As it grows dark, so does the mood in Manhattan
  • City requests 11,000 body bags
  • Floridians suffer agonizing waits and final calls that say: I love you
  • U.S. ramps up the rhetoric, weighs options
  • 35 questions
  • Smoke, dust pose disease risk, doctors warn
  • 'We'll see you when we get back'
  • Decision to stay doomed many
  • Amid grim work, the Pentagon stirs
  • Electronic cries of desperation
  • Child experts recommend being honest, reassuring with your kids
  • Tips for traveling
  • Threat kept Bush on the move
  • Unity replaces conflict as Congress gets behind president
  • Survivors, loved ones tell three tales of terror from the towers
  • New York Muslims feel the glare
  • Fliers plead for information on victims of plane attacks
  • With travel, it's catch as catch can
  • Around the nation

  • THE STATE
  • Attack may complicate state budget

  • SPORTS
  • Area PGA event is canceled
  • Rays rethink priorities as games cease
  • Bucs want games to go on
  • Gators on, 'Noles off, Bulls waiting to hear
  • Belmont cancels races to help rescue efforts

  • For reaction from the rest of the Tampa Bay region, click on area below:
    North Pinellas Pasco Hernando Citrus




     
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