Links from the Times for Jan. 10
Obama means hope to Cubans
President-elect Barack Obama has said he is willing to sit down for talks with Cuban President Raul Castro. And some analysts believe the 46-year-old U.S. embargo could be on its last legs, presaging the day Americans will flock back to Havana. | Previous coverage: Cuba slowly adapts to a changing outside world (Dec. 27) | In just months, Cuba back from the storms ( Dec. 23).
New Super Bowl Turf at RayJay
As part of the bid for hosting the Super Bowl in Tampa, Raymond James stadium is getting 95,000 square feet of new turf worth more than $85,000. | Video: Watch the sod installation
Epilogue: Jim Walter Homes
More than 60 years ago, Jim Walter Homes became a frenzy, a household name, a springboard for something bigger. It started as a simple idea: small, unfinished houses, shell bungalows ready for your lot. On opening day, Jim Walter sold 27 houses. But that was then. On Tuesday the announcement came: Jim Walter Homes was closing. | Photo gallery: View images from the 60-year life of Jim Walter Homes.
Raytheon toxic plume bigger than revealed, experts say
A plume of toxic chemicals that has spread from a facility owned by Raytheon into the Azalea neighborhood is much bigger than the company has said, according to experts hired in a federal class action lawsuit. | Previous coverage