August 13, 2004 |
With a powerful hurricane whirling toward Florida's densely populated middle Gulf Coast on Thursday, authorities ordered the largest evacuation ever in the Tampa Bay area, telling hundreds of thousands of people to seek higher ground before Hurricane Charley storms ashore sometime today. The hurricane swept over Cuba late Thursday with high winds, a strong storm surge and heavy rain. As in Florida, many areas on the island were evacuated.
October 15, 2004 |
Al Gore ended his presidential race in this gleaming Gulf Coast city, sipping strong Cuban coffee with running mate Joe Lieberman. President Bush and Sen. John F. Kerry have made repeated campaign stops here, observing the axiom: As go Tampa Bay voters, so goes Florida. A recent study showed that only three cities nationwide had been more barraged with presidential TV ads than Tampa. Despite the attention, the region's voters are still very much divided over who they want for president.
February 20, 2003 |
1 Is Hale Irwin still the champion of them all? Yes, until somebody knocks him off. Irwin turns 58 in June, yet with his unmatched intensity and the way he keeps himself in shape, there's no reason to believe he'll move aside. Irwin stumbled a bit the final two days of the MasterCard Championship in Hawaii but rebounded with a tie for seventh at the ACE Group Classic at Naples, Fla. In 2002, Irwin finished in the top 10 in 22 of his 27 starts. * 2 Who will be his most formidable challengers?