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Saturday, December 29, 2001
vehicle crash creates an inferno near tia
crash near tia no one hurt
A gasoline tanker fire hurt no one but produced enough heat to melt bridge beams and disrupt air and road traffic for hours. The Independence Parkway and the segment of the Veterans Expressway south of Hillsborough Avenue will be closed for days, if not weeks, while structural damage is assessed and repairs are made. Story
[Times photo: Toni L. Sandys]

two of a kind
Warren Sapp and Ray Lewis have similar backgrounds and are as close as brothers. Story
Shelton column: Bucs need to play with some urgency
Ravens at Bucs: 9 p.m., Ch. 28, WQYK-1010, 99.5
Warren Sapp Ray Lewis
[Times photo: Toni L. Sandys] [AP photo]


Bush: Bin Laden has lost control
Though the president asks for patience, he expresses confidence about the capture of the terrorist leader. Story
Suspect aroused suspicion on El Al
An airline passenger accused of trying to ignite explosives in his shoes underwent intensive screening in July before boarding an Israeli jet. Story
Showdown may leave border open
Pakistan says it may need to shift troops watching for bin Laden and his al-Qaida fighters on the Afghan frontier to meet an Indian threat. Story
WORLD&NATION
Arsenic arrives in 'toxic trade'
The United States is the world's No. 1 arsenic consumer, and China provides most of it. Story

WORLD&NATION
  • Arsenic arrives in 'toxic trade'
  • Suspect aroused suspicion on El Al
  • Bush: Bin Laden has lost control
  • Showdown may leave border open

  • TAMPA BAY
  • Crash creates an inferno
  • Defiant killer sentenced to death one more time
  • A litany of excuses
  • Air Force cadet dies in car crash
  • The practice of peaceful meditation . . . and revolt

  • BUSINESS
  • Hotels not as busy as last year
  • Paradyne acquires rival DSL company
  • Incubator nails down tenants
  • Disney, EchoStar spat puts spotlight on hardball tactics
  • Economy points up: Consumer confidence rises
  • Economy points up: New data brighten gloom

  • SPORTS
  • FSU's Dockett is hard one to figure
  • Two of a kind
  • Jackson provides escape

  • STATE
  • Foundations' founder yet to donate $67-million

  • ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT
  • Side show
  • Calendar
  • In the news
  • More soloists mean less-effective 'Messiah'

  • PASCO
  • We mourn familiar figures
  • Giving is up, so are homeless

  • HERNANDO
  • A fantastic 'Hello' and a few sad goodbyes
  • For some, terror hit home

  • CITRUS
  • Call to second church makes hoax likely
  • Bundled-up birders rise early to count

  • OPINION
    Editorial: Unwelcome prayers
    Editorial: Giuliani won many hearts
    Letters: Plan for paying Sept. 11 victims is questionable
    Steve Bousquet: Turning up the heat on tax reform dreams
    Gary Shelton: Bucs need to play with some urgency
    Sandra Thompson: New charms prove less captivating than the old

    FLORIDIAN
    My Dream: Embracing the future   Esperanza Cruz, 36, works as an industrial designer for JCPenney. A native of Colombia, she arrived in Tampa three years ago. On Dec. 12, early in the morning, she gave birth to her first child, Juan Esteban. Her dreams are for him. Story

    [Times photo: John Pendygraft]


    HOMES
    A chair tailored for women
    From the researcher who brought you "cocooning" comes a La-Z-Boy recliner that reflects "a woman's body, lifestyle and decor." Story
    More interactive graphics
    Multimedia reports

    Updates 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
    A litany of excuses
    The broken speedometer defense doesn't go far in Pinellas County night court, where the magistrate has heard it all. Story
    Defiant killer sentenced to death one more time
    It's No. 7 for Oscar Ray Bolin -- three times for a 1986 murder alone. The first six were overturned. Story
    SPORTS
    FSU's Dockett is hard one to figure
    Depending on whom you ask, defensive tackle is either a bad boy or a great guy. Story
    Jackson provides escape
    USF 59, BUCKNELL 56: Senior forward rallies Bulls in last 81 seconds, scoring his team's final seven points. Story
    STATE
    Foundations' founder yet to donate $67-million
    Last July, a Palm Beach billionaire philanthropist pledged to give an estimated $67-million worth of stock to charity in response to questions about his unusual stewardship of two tax-exempt nonprofit organizations. Story
    BUSINESS
    Economy points up
    Consumer confidence rises
    New data brighten gloom

    Hotels not as busy as last year
    But occupancy rates continue to recover from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Story
    Paradyne acquires rival DSL company
    By adding Elastic Networks, the Largo company hopes to solidify its communications offerings. Story
    WEATHER
    A record blizzard tests Buffalo's coping skills
    More than 35 inches fall over 24 hours, effectively shutting down the city and causing a state of emergency. Story



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