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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.


WEEKEND
It's a wrap
Sore feet and sensory overload may occur at the new International Plaza, but that's a small price for a shopping spree that offers something for every budget. Story
FLORIDIAN
The Sharkman's Summer
[Photo: Phelan Ebenhack]
He's done 700 interviews this summer, his phone rings off the hook, and his e-mail beeps constantly. So why isn't anyone listening? Story
BUSINESS
Stock markets remain closed. Chart below is from Tuesday's close before the terrorist attack
Market Snapshot
As of: 13:36:09 (EDT)
Value Net Chg
DJIA 9179.81
53.36
NYSE 5525.46
25.47
NASDAQ 1648.00
-4.18
Russell 2000 454.15
0.38
S&P 500 977.13
3.01
10YR T-Note (x.10) 42.21
-0.08
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ENTERTAINMENT
  • Sometimes you need to stop watching
  • Area concerts postponed, canceled
  • In the news
  • Off the top


  • CITRUS
    People find solace in services
    At memorial services, residents gather for prayers and guidance from their pastors and rabbis. Story
    HERNANDO
    Tragic attacks affect local economy
    Stranded travelers look for help, diners return after spending Tuesday watching TV and gun sales skyrocket. Story
    PASCO
    Carnage spurs outpouring of human spirit
    People wishing to donate blood endure long lines throughout Pasco, while others offer themselves up as volunteers to disaster assistance agencies. Story
    TAMPA BAY
    Tampa braces for stream of traffic to new mall
    Eager shoppers might mix with football fans to make International Plaza's opening a challenge this weekend. Story
    Pinellas County to assess voting systems
    Touch screen bids exceed the budget. But one official doesn't mind financing the right equipment. 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

    SPORTS
    Area PGA event is canceled
    Few object to the scrapping of the Tampa Bay Classic, not even those who endured travel nightmares to be here. Story
    Rays rethink priorities as games cease
    Players spend day with blood donors at the Trop as baseball postpones games through today. Story
    Bucs want games to go on
    Practice for Sunday's game against the Eagles continues while the NFL remains undecided on whether to cancel the weekend slate. Story
    STATE
    Attack may complicate state budget
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida already was facing a budget squeeze when terrorists struck at the country's financial capital two days ago. Story


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    Janet Jackson's Ice Palace performance, which had been rescheduled from Tuesday to Wednesday. The new date and time is 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Keep your tickets; more information will be available later.
    The Southern Fried Music Festival (Molly Hatchet, Black Oak Arkansas, others), Friday, Ice Palace. Rescheduled for Nov. 2; Pat Travers will not perform then.
    El Gran Combo, Friday, Sun Dome. Rescheduled for Sept. 28.
    Acoustic Alchemy, Saturday, Mahaffey Theatre. No new date set.
    Ty Herndon, Saturday, Round Up. No new date set.
    Rockin' Under the Stars, featuring The Streetlites, The Impacs, others, Saturday, England Brothers Bandshell. Rescheduled to Sept. 29.
    Jim Breuer Heavy Metal Comedy Tour, Sunday, Sun Dome. No new date set.
    Cellist Lowell Adams with pianist Noreen Cassidy-Polera, Sunday, Museum of Fine Arts. Rescheduled for Jan. 13.
    All Major League Baseball games
    Cancelled
    WMNF 88.5-FM Birthday Bash, Saturday, Coliseum. Tickets charged on credit cards have not been processed; tickets purchased with cash or checks should be sent, along with your address, for a refund: WMNF 88.5-FM, 1210 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa, FL 33603-4449. Call (813) 238-1802.
    Legends of Rock and Roll, featuring Johnny Rivers, Eric Burdon and the Animals, Saturday, Manatee Civic Center.
    Lowry Olafson, Sunday, Woodlawn Church.
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    Most universities and colleges statewide
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    Florida Blood Services will collect blood at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday.
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