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March 20, 2002

Tampa Bay: March 20, 2002
Days numbered for popular fishing spot
[Times photo: Jim Damaske]
Construction of a new causeway bridge in May will force the pier's demolition, but city officials hope to rebuild it.
North Pinellas County news
Dunedin store sells winner
DUNEDIN -- It's not unusual to hear employees at the Dodge's Store in Dunedin brag about plump pieces of fried chicken they dish out in their signature bright yellow boxes.

Pinellas digest
Share your thoughts about library plans

Teenager says stabbing was self-defense
Police are still trying to figure out what prompted a fight that left a Largo High student hospitalized.

Largo may buy up flood prone homes
Razing the homes is cheaper than fixing the flood causes, and will help insurance rates.

Suicidal man shot after pointing gun at girlfriend
Authorities had been told the man had a gun and threatened to use it on deputies if they tried to stop him.

Archer wins, issues stomped
While the incumbent wins handily, the commission's referendums all fall except the land purchase.

Jays state case on stadium costs
As our 26th season opens, the Blue Jays thank Pinellas County residents and welcome our fans to another March of spring training at Grant Field in Dunedin. We hope you will be proud of the newly renovated facilities. While the path to get here was a rocky one, the Jays have remained steadfast in our commitment to support the community and provide you with improved entertainment facilities.

Molester breaks rule, gets probation
LARGO -- A millionaire heir to the Thompson submachine gun fortune who is a convicted child molester pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges that he failed to register with police as a sex offender.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Tallahassee heaps more praise on Tampa boys
  • Leto High waging war on rats
  • Customs agent shares front-line view
  • Bob Moreland, 76, retired Times photographer, dies
  • Study links genetic trait to addiction

  • Howard Troxler
  • Dear Senate: We'll know who raised phone rates

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Arbor Day festival comes to Seminole
  • Parents say no to uniforms -- again
  • Some Leaguers might even have red nails these days
  • ParkSide Movies 16 lures film fans with $1 matinees
  • City looks far, picks manager who's near
  • This time, it could be last call for Pelican Diner
  • Residents complain city ignores their neighborhood
  • Once respectable, now homeless
  • Childhood home memories come alive -- 64 years later
  • Sunset Bay Inn B&B basks in AAA award
  • Business briefs
  • WORKING: A day on the job in south Pinellas County
  • School briefs
  • Beaches notebook
  • The Vinoy bids hello to Bardy arty people
  • Buzzed about bots
  • Pinellas Park police group endorses Bradbury
  • New rule would ban soliciting on streets
  • City may ban street sales, more
  • Riviera's students triumph in Quiz Bowl
  • Cartoon Network program is SMASH at Sexton
  • Riders receive a tune-up in Goodlife Games
  • Attention turns to less serious Bathtub event

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • 2 robbers, 2 methods -- same results

  • News of Florida
  • Senate advances new congressional districts
  • Measure could unseal complaints on judges
  • Police storm pediatrics ward to free hostage
  • Health insurance bill's makeover turns the tide
  • 'Doctor of the day' has serious start in capital
  • Lawmakers must deal with dueling budgets
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