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Thursday, November 8, 2001
Barge runs aground in Tampa Bay, shipping channel closed
A barge carrying more than 9 million gallons of petroleum ran aground near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge today, closing the Tampa Bay shipping channel.
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• Opposition says it's advancing on key city
• Bush to address nation this evening
• Post office seeks congressional help

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The company agrees to pay $41.5-million as part of a settlement with Florida and other states in advance of a lawsuit being filed today. Story
cuba in ruin of michelle's wake
Storm sows ruin in Cuba
The first look at the devastation from Hurricane Michelle is grim: Vital crops are ruined and thousands of homes destroyed. Story
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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
  • U.S. commando raid botched, reports say
    A former top U.S. commander bolsters news accounts that the Special Operations mission went awry. Story
    'I might have been exposed to anthrax'
    Washington, D.C., postal worker Thomas Morris Jr. called 911 on Oct. 21 to say he thought he had inhaled anthrax. He died later that day, one of four deaths in the anthrax attacks.
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    Team fighting bioterrorism puts on a fresh battle face
    WASHINGTON -- Federal health officials have begun reorganizing their approach to fighting bioterrorism amid criticisms that the effort has been marred by mixed messages, bureaucratic infighting and lack of experience. Story
    U.S. pursues money behind terror
    Raids in America and Europe are aimed at two Islamic financial networks. Story
    In war, words put on hold
    Companies that teach English as a second language have seen a drop in enrollment as students think twice about travel. Story
    A shadow on the American dream
    An adoptive mother brings her new daughter to the United States, promising a life of security and comfort. Now she wonders: Did I do the right thing? Story
    Forum reviews nuclear plant security
    Sheriff Jeff Dawsy says that the sentries and patrols at the Crystal River facility are adequate. Story
    Attacks haven't sent Pasco business reeling
    That's the conclusion of a survey by the Economic Development Council, but it may not be a complete picture of how the county is faring. Story

  • 'I might have been exposed to anthrax'
  • Team fighting bioterrorism puts on a fresh battle face
  • Three screeners fired, one resigns over lapse at O'Hare
  • U.S. pursues money behind terror
  • Bush, Blair reaffirm resolve
  • Victim's 911 call full of distrust and fear
  • Bush selects number of warheads to trim
  • U.S. commando raid botched, reports say

  • Judge gives teen rapist a break
  • Driver in fatal hit-run thought she hit animal
  • Grant was for phantom veterans

  • A shadow on the American dream

  • In war, words put on hold

    Editorial: A Twin killing
    Editorial: Strictly monitor Microsoft
    Letters: We must learn to be patient in war on terrorism
    Mary Jo Melone: They call it progress: She'll have to move
    Gary Shelton: Would it make a sound?

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    Judge gives teen rapist a break
    A judge chooses not to give him a life sentence, hoping incarceration stretching into adulthood will change the boy. Story
    Family is plunged into horror by runaway car
    Life is shattered for the Supple family when a runaway car plows through them. Story
    Road rage punch is deadly
    The man who "sucker punched" another driver is being sought by police on a manslaughter charge. Story
    Driver in fatal hit-run thought she hit animal
    victim Carl MetcalfA bartender is charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident in the death of a popular radio personality Carl Metcalf (right). Story
    Grant was for phantom veterans
    A Tampa agency sought VA money to transport people from some sites where it has no program operating. Story
    Gator DB having a silent season
    Coaches and teammates insist Lito Sheppard is playing well, even if the big plays are down. Story
    Solving the Key-free zone
    All involved are trying to figure how to get the Bucs' best player a touchdown. Story
    FSL sites are left in lurch if contraction occurs
    Twins, Expos train in Florida cities whose economies could be hurt by contraction. Story
    Groups: Stop selling arsenic-treated wood
    Home Depot and Lowe's have no plans to cease carrying the lumber. Story
    South Florida senator faces huge campaign fine
    Voting machine scandal upsets commissioners in two counties

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