Links from the Times for March 24: Elizabeth Taylor dies, Gulf oil spill, Hillsborough crime map
We have several strong pieces on Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor, who died Wednesday at age 79.
"From her debut as a steeplechase prodigy in 1944's National Velvet through a tumultuous career rewarded with two Academy Awards and unprecedented scandal, Taylor worked, played, and fought with the best that show business had to offer.
"She even married some of them."
"These days, any D-lister with a sex tape or a guest appearance on Burn Notice can get her own perfume line, and fans clamor to buy.
"Fairy Dust by Paris Hilton. Kim Kardashian by Kim Kardashian. With Love by Hilary Duff.
"But Elizabeth Taylor did it first."
The movies, the marriages, those violet eyes.
The day Liz Taylor landed on General Hospital.
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Remember the Gulf oil spill?
BP's Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded and sank into the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana on April 20, 2010, killing 11 workers and spilling 200 million gallons of oil. The spill was capped on July 15, but its aftermath still affects Florida.
Hillsborough crime map: Residents in unincorporated Hillsborough County can now track crime in their neighborhoods with an interactive map available on the Sheriff’s Office’s website. Search by ZIP code and time period. Scroll over the dots that appear on the map for more information about the incident.