Links from the Times for Jan. 23, 2009: Buccaneers players honor students
Bucs' players honor students who won essay contest
Bucs' Gaines Adams and Alex Smith honored two students from Mary Bryant Elementary in Tampa who won prizes for writing essays in the "My Winning Moment" contest. The players also answered students' questons. | Video: Bucs players visit Mary Bryant Elementary
A new virus spreads among Windows users
A new digital plague has hit the Internet, infecting millions of personal and business computers in what seems to be the first step of a multistage attack. Known as Conficker or Downadup, it is spread by a Microsoft Windows vulnerability, by guessing network passwords and by hand-carried gadgets like USB keys. Experts say it may have infected as many as 9-million personal computers worldwide. | Here's help: Download Microsoft's patch
Buddy Johnson's voter education spending
While Buddy Johnson was fighting for his political life, he was spending more money on voter education than any previous Hillsborough supervisor of elections. What's more, Hillsborough, under his watch, spent three times more than Orange, Pinellas, Sarasota and Duval counties. | Chart: Compare spending | Previous coverage: Buddy Johnson's troubles
USF standout has a shot at NFL draft
Former Riverview standout and USF linebacker Tyrone McKenzie, is in Mobile, Ala. this week to showcase himself for NFL scouts at the Senior Bowl. | Video: Family and coaches look back at his rise to the NFL
Amid controversy, Speaker Ray Sansom says he's 'clean'
House Speaker Ray Sansom, dogged for weeks about his taxpayer-funded largesse to a state college that later hired him, insisted Thursday that he would be cleared of wrongdoing. "I feel confident, very confident, that in the end I will come out of this clean," Sansom, R-Destin, told reporters in what were his most extensive public comments on the controversy. "Innocent." | Previous coverage: Sansom lies low
State to review deputy's role in Polk teen's fatal crash
Gov. Charlie Crist has asked the state to reopen an investigation into a 2002 car crash that killed a Polk County teenager. The parents of 16-year-old Miles White had written the governor, urging an independent investigation, because they believe the Polk County Sheriff's Office did not properly investigate the role one of its deputies had in causing the crash. | Special report: Right By Miles, full coverage of the Times investigation and documents from the case.
Wings of Freedom Tour
The only flying B-24 Liberator is one of three WWII-era aircraft in the Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour. | Video: Interviews with crew members, pilots, visitors.
Hillsborough boundary proposal could affect 4,000
More than 4,000 high school students could be forced to change schools under a boundary proposal that Hillsborough district officials released late Thursday. | Map: See the proposed boundaries (PDF)
As cold subsides, farmers assess crop losses
Today the sun will shine, and your bones should feel warm again. But farmers who have struggled through this week's cold snap will be checking to see how many oranges, strawberries and tropical fish they lost. | Photo gallery: A cold day in January | Video: Hard freeze at Ferris Farms
Hulk Hogan to reimburse wife for maintenance
Terry Bollea, a.k.a. Hulk Hogan, will reimburse his wife for the cost of the couple's maintenance man going back to Dec. 19 and the divorcing couple will work out a compromise over how to use the maintenance man's time. | Video: In court with the Bolleas | Photo gallery: The Bolleas in pictures