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April 29, 2002

Tampa Bay: April 29, 2002
A creek corrected
[Times photo: AP photo]
Neighbors who were losing their back yards to Bishop Creek celebrate the completion of a $1.3-million project.
North Pinellas County news
Bayside residents rattled by noisy jets
Neighbors north of the St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport worry that extending a runway might exacerbate the problem.

Pastor's letter shocks church
Parishioners arrived at St. Matthew Catholic Church Sunday to find their pastor had quit over abuse allegations.

New festival to celebrate ties to Mexico
Artisans, musicians and dance troupes will travel from Mexico to Clearwater for the city's Cinco de Mayo festival Saturday.

Church, police target holiday bombs
St. Nicholas cathedral and Tarpon police work together to discourage celebrating Greek Easter with explosives.

Interest in land shows county's skewed priorities
I chuckle at the thought of our county government. Just a year ago it insisted on raising property taxes to pay $15-million for new voting equipment, blaming state government for an unfunded mandate. The Penny for Pinellas tax money was overspent by county government in the same year.

Tampa Bay headlines
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  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Carl C. Durrance, 83, 'dignified' retired judge
  • Pasco holds Hillsborough firefighter on drug charges
  • Parishioners support accused Lutz priest

  • News of Florida
  • Protesters have a place to call home
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