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May 5, 2002

Tampa Bay: May 5, 2002
Student closes book on lifelong doubt
[Times photo: Kinfay Moroti]
Academic success has helped Nadine Kapoun overcome fears and develop a closer relationship with her mother.
North Pinellas County news
Serenity amid urban hubbub
Clearwater has a well-kept secret: the 4.5-mile East-West Trail running from the Long Center to Safety Harbor.

The pinch-hitting priest
Monsignor Thaddeus Malanowski is again called upon to help a Catholic church in trouble. This time, it's in Largo.

For mayor, a week for mending fences
Bob Jackson apologized for an explosion of controversy involving the Bay Area Renaissance Festival, but can he repair the damage?

Hurt gymnast bounces back
The eighth-grader endures surgery and months of rehabilitation, but her passion for the sport fuels her return.

Cleaning up shoreline taught boy about trash
For my fifth-grade class project at Safety Harbor Elementary School, I wanted to do something to make the world a better place.

Give mayor a chance to change
It took a week, but Largo Mayor Bob Jackson finally issued a formal apology late Friday for a comment he made in court Monday that has led to a full-scale revolt by other city commissioners.

Driver hits home of her ex-boyfriend
DUNEDIN -- John Smith was in his bedroom Saturday playing guitar when he heard a loud crackle of snapping tree branches. Through the window, he saw his ex-girlfriend's 1983 Chevrolet van careening through the yard toward his house.

Headlines through the years
Civil defense practice pleases school officials

Pinellas teacher, union leader dies
CLEARWATER -- Don Anders, a teacher who helped organize and lead a strike in 1968, has died at 76. He taught at Mildred Helms Elementary School for 37 years.

North Pinellas notebook
SPC summer camps cover cosmos

Titans are ready to take another crack at state
It took until the second-to-last game of the season, but St. Petersburg College qualified for its sixth straight Florida Community College state baseball tournament.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Teacher delivers 'unsettling' speech
  • Pricey option offers priceless protection
  • Painful reminders
  • A new era for USF St. Petersburg
  • 3,720 USF grads celebrate commencement success
  • World War II airmen recall war stories, old comrades
  • Metro week in review

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Fight against billboards tougher under new law
  • District to provide shelters for shade
  • Gibbs High regroups after land is refused
  • Local officials find fault in bridge planning
  • School of patience
  • 'Mrs. Santa' sends warm regards
  • Some Belleair Shore natives overlooked
  • Car dealership ready to spruce up grounds
  • Leaders lay ground rules for municipal summit
  • Planners okay development on horse farm
  • Master makeover
  • Beaches notebook
  • Neighborhood notebook
  • New council member sworn in
  • Sickle cell group has spent 30 years helping
  • Prayer, roadside 'angel' help traveler in distress
  • When driving, it's safer to avoid drippy eating
  • It's a new world when home has an anchor
  • Officials try to green up the Bay Pines Cemetery
  • Cityhood for Lealman could be real taxing
  • Signs will remind pupils that riding requires helmets
  • What's up on campus
  • Swim programs gain experience, success
  • Some members welcome one governing body

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Woman escapes after being attacked in her van

  • North of Tampa
  • Doo Wop Cafe hops, bops back in time
  • Zoning
  • 10-year-old gymnast helps team win title
  • Sickles softball team advances; Chamberlain goes home
  • College beckons standout swimmer
  • The week in review
  • Exchange students exchange ideas
  • Proposed senior center still looking for a home
  • Civic Association names new president
  • Boy honored for actions after crash
  • Schools roundup
  • Raison d'etre: to write
  • Liquor store, Beall's to join shopping center

  • News of Florida
  • Blacks: Jeb will pay for 2000
  • Painful reminders
  • Missing girl's caregiver has history of crime

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