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Links from the Times for March 18: Ikea readies for Tampa opening



Ikea Tampa prepares for May 6 grand opening

Ikea Tampa employees prepare for the store's grand opening by assembling furniture and other items. Ikea expects customers to camp out 48 hours to be one of the first to walk through its aisles.
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Teen turns to YouTube to find dad a job
Ben Gullett, 14, of Brandon, made a video for YouTube when his dad was laid off from his marketing job with the Tampa Bay Lightning. The video spread on the Web, and now Ben is a YouTube star and about to be on national television.

Abuse of teen is disputed
Tia-Ling Gigliotti's attorney says the teen was violent, suggests his injuries were self-inflicted. | Backstory: Teen locked in bathroom for days, deputies say

A mother's pain lingers
“Nothing in your life can prepare you for this,” says Ann Wagner about the loss of her son, Andrew Altringer, who shot himself when he was stopped for speeding hours after he hit a pedestrian with his car and fled. | Backstory: Tragedy and talk of hope

This crowd was all Irish
See the party photos and the photo galleries for the St. Patrick's Day celebration. Check in with President O'Bama.

Celebrity Flash
See the photos of the famous people making news -- or semi-news -- around the world.

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