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March 20, 2002
Tampa Bay: March 20, 2002
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Keith Snead, his daughter Keiondra Snead, 8, and goddaughter Ivy Mack, 5, (hiding), enjoy a pirate ship ride Saturday at a church carnival. For Snead, 30, the fair was a chance to strengthen the relationship with his daughter, who lives in Miami. The carnival continues through Sunday at 2901 54th Ave. S in St. Petersburg.
South Pinellas County news
Arbor Day festival comes to Seminole
Tree lovers, rejoice. The city will host its first-ever celebration on April 6 with landscaping tips and a tree giveaway.

Parents say no to uniforms -- again
Parents of Bardmoor Elementary students vote down mandatory uniforms. But the principal says a committee will explore the idea further.

Some Leaguers might even have red nails these days
ST. PETERSBURG -- If there is one thing those who belong to the Junior League of St. Petersburg will say, it's that membership has its privileges. It is an honor not to be taken lightly.

ParkSide Movies 16 lures film fans with $1 matinees
If you don't mind seeing a second-run film at 1 p.m. during the week, ParkSide Movies 16 in Pinellas Park has a deal for you.

City looks far, picks manager who's near
The city, which lost its manager to St. Pete Beach, continues a trend of beach towns hiring candidates who know the area.

This time, it could be last call for Pelican Diner
ST. PETE BEACH -- For the second time in less than a year, the historic Pelican Diner is facing the wrecking ball.

Residents complain city ignores their neighborhood
Neighbors near a strip of 34th Street S in St. Petersburg say they need an ally to win their war on crime and deterioration.

Once respectable, now homeless
Re: I chose to be homeless, as do many, letter, March 13.

Childhood home memories come alive -- 64 years later
A New Jersey lawyer returns to the Dickens House, now a B&B, after six decades and shares its history with an old friend.

Sunset Bay Inn B&B basks in AAA award
Sunset Bay Inn Bed & Breakfast, 635 Bay St. NE, St. Petersburg, has received the AAA-Four Diamond Award.

Business briefs
Ben & Jerry's to open shop at BayWalk

Working: A day on the job in south Pinellas County
Rick Therrien, 49, Owner, Rick's Lawn Care; Seminole resident

School briefs
Sacred Heart's dinner, dance, auction Saturday

Beaches notebook
Treasure Island

The Vinoy bids hello to Bardy arty people
Much Ado About Art, the live auction that benefits participating artists and American Stage's Shakespeare in the Park, was held in the Sunset Ballroom of the Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club in St. Petersburg for the first time Friday evening.

Buzzed about bots
A Lakewood High team devotes hundreds of hours to constructing and competing with a 130-pound robot.

Pinellas Park police group endorses Bradbury
PINELLAS PARK -- The city's police sergeants have endorsed Sandra Bradbury for City Council.

New rule would ban soliciting on streets
ST. PETERSBURG -- The St. Petersburg City Council on Thursday will consider banning the distribution of newspapers and pamphlets and solicitation for donations to charity in public streets.

City may ban street sales, more
ST. PETERSBURG -- The St. Petersburg City Council on Thursday will consider banning the distribution of newspapers and pamphlets and solicitation for donations to charity in public streets.

Riviera's students triumph in Quiz Bowl
A Riviera Middle School team turned the tables on its semifinals rival March 5 to win the Pinellas County middle school Economics Expo Quiz Bowl. Rebounding from a 24-point deficit in the earlier match, Riviera beat a team from Safety Harbor Middle School by 55 points in the contest that tests students' knowledge of economics, geography and mathematics.

Cartoon Network program is SMASH at Sexton
Scooby Doo and some of his cartoon friends visited St. Petersburg's Sexton Elementary School on Monday.

Riders receive a tune-up in Goodlife Games
Florida senior athletes jumped into early-season competition during the Goodlife Games cycling events March 10 in St. Petersburg. The new, more technical course near downtown Mirror Lake provided riders 50-and-over with a challenge. The more experienced competitors had an advantage.

Attention turns to less serious Bathtub event
The Bathtub Challenge on Saturday night at Sunshine Speedway was a lighthearted break from faster, more dramatic short-track action.

Tampa Bay headlines
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  • 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

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Days numbered for popular fishing spot
  • Dunedin store sells winner
  • Pinellas digest
  • Teenager says stabbing was self-defense
  • Largo may buy up flood prone homes
  • Suicidal man shot after pointing gun at girlfriend
  • Archer wins, issues stomped
  • Jays state case on stadium costs
  • Molester breaks rule, gets probation

  • 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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