Thursday, September 13, 2001
Gabrielle sends up hurricane watches
Even 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.
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
[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
Stock markets remain closed. Chart below is from Tuesday's close before the terrorist attack
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Sometimes you need to stop watching
Area concerts postponed, canceled
In the news
Off the top
People find solace in services
At memorial services, residents gather for prayers and guidance from their pastors and rabbis. Story
Tragic attacks affect local economy
Stranded travelers look for help, diners return after spending Tuesday watching TV and gun sales skyrocket. Story
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 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
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Dow Closes Up 56, Nasdaq Gains 14
Penguins Trade Kovalev Back to Rangers
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
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
Terror attack: minute by minute
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Tampa International Airport will remain closed as are other airports across nation, except those accommodating diverted flights from Tuesday. There has been no time set for normalization of air travel
U.S. financial markets
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
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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Area public schools
Most universities and colleges statewide
Coverage continues on all major TV news channels. including local network affiliates, and locally on most AM and FM stations
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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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