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Saturday, September 15, 2001
Gabrielle pelts rain, belts utility lines.  The tropical storm brings heavy rain and winds that knock down trees.
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Power is lost as trees topple
Most of Friday's rain will miss aquifer

Gabrielle's punch sideswipes Citrus
Storm rushes through Hillsborough
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From the Times business pages
SEC braces for markets’ opening bell
Regulators impose some rule changes to stem off wide swings when trading resumes Monday morning. Story
Recession now likely, experts say
Many say consumers will spend less in the uncertain aftermath of Tuesday's attacks. Story
Tech Data fills a void
The Clearwater company shipped computers and other equipment to help New York firms rebuild. Story
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  • COLUMNS
    Eric Deggans: Stations weave weather coverage into news
    Steve Bousquet: Same place for prayer, but a reason so different
    Sandra Thompson: Manhattan now devoid of a certain visual thrill
    WEATHER
    Power is lost as trees topple
    Drought-weakened trees fall, knocking down lines and power to more than 500,000 people. Story
    Most of Friday’s rain will miss aquifer
    While rainfall from Gabrielle -- up to 8 inches in some areas -- will help fight the drought, about 80 percent will run off into rivers, Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Story
    Storm brings rain, outages
    The wind causes scattered power outages, but schools stay open with few problems. Story
    Storm is more bluster than rage
    Gabrielle’s punch sideswipes Citrus
    Gabrielle puts dent in drought
    Storm rushes through Hillsborough
    WORLD & NATION
    ‘Mental health’ hotline a blind lead
    The televised blurb offered mental health assistance dealing with the attacks. Callers reached Scientologists. Story
    For now, Reagan airport stays closed
    Those who enjoy the convenience of the airport criticize the logic of closing it without set plans for safety upgrades. 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
    TAMPA BAY
    Grandma accused of spending girl's money
    ST. PETERSBURG -- Trellis Flemmings knew the value of insurance. Story
    Wide-eyed shoppers take in new mall
    A pep rally greets customers at Nordstrom. An array of new stores tempts International Plaza shoppers. Story
    SPORTS
    Added down time presents Bucs a test
    The NFL's schedule adjustment means Tampa Bay will go 21 days between its opener and its second game. Story
    Petty doesn’t mind the underdog role
    His team dominated NASCAR once, but has struggled for years. Story
    STATE
    Power dinner a prelude to a power shift
    The former majority leader steps down shortly after his boss meets with former House Republican leaders. Story

  • CITRUS
    School Board wants budget process altered
    Despite workshops, members say they still have lots of questions days after the budget was adopted. Story
    HERNANDO
    Showman polishes new venue
    Has it really been seven years and four months since Jimmy Ferraro and I tiptoed through strips of lumber and piles of sawdust as he prepared to open his 55-seat Angel "garden cafe" Theatre in Holiday? Story
    PASCO
    Threatened shop owner speaks up
    NEW PORT RICHEY -- When Harry Panjabiaroda unlocked his Massachusetts Avenue convenience store Thursday morning, he found a sign taped to the door: Story
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