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June 9, 2002
Tampa Bay: June 9, 2002 South Pinellas County news
Police brace for ebb of experience
St. Petersburg could lose dozens of seasoned officers to retirement in 2004, while recruits are hard to find.

Bravery put to the test in Afghanistan
Never leave a fallen comrade behind. As an Army Ranger, Arin Canon believed that. In Afghanistan, the young man would demonstrate it.

Seminole takes plunge with dual public pools
The city's first pools will open Tuesday. One will fulfill any little kid's dream of sliding down a frog's tongue.

Search deep to check into property rights
Be alert or run the risk of being Connolly'd, property appraiser Jim Smith says. Checking a deed doesn't tell the whole tale.

Water bill changes lie ahead for Pinellas Park
Pinellas Park officials don't yet know when or how to rework the current system, which has a minimum flat rate.

Couple is crusading against the system
Denied a zoning variance, a Madeira Beach couple decide not only to fight to change the ruling but also the board that made it.

Scramble begins to fund boulevard improvements
Several towns and the county face hard choices now that the state won't help pay for work on Gulf, Tyrone and Park.

Letters
Parents, kids don't respect teachers
Re: Why some dropouts are teachers, guest column by Miriam Hill, June 2.

Parking ordinance revisited
A workshop will take another look at allowing taxi drivers to park their commercial vehicles in residential areas.

Love and listings
Some couples manage to blend business and pleasure in a demanding vocation, vocation, vocation.

Growth spurt has drivers inching into traffic to see
We haven't visited the subject of view obstruction lately, and we should. Now that we've had our spring spurt of plant growth, there probably are lots of streets around the county where sight lines are impaired by leafy greenery.

Beaches notebook
City, mayor sued over meeting

Council okays plan to revive Highland Oaks
At long last, $335,000 will fund improvements such as a bicycle path, medians, better lighting and sidewalk repairs.

Prepare kids, yourself for grandparent visits
For many of us this summer will include a vacation with our kids' grandparents, be they our own parents or in-laws. And for many of us that means a fun but also sometimes stressful vacation.

Museum lines up speakers
The Florida Holocaust Museum will present two public lectures this month.

Diversity group mulls its purpose, its future
Supporters of Color Me Human, a grass-roots organization designed to promote tolerance, gather to discuss its survival.

What's up on campus
Area universities and colleges offer educational lectures and programs open to the public. The Times lists these events in an occasional column. All events are free unless otherwise indicated. Send information at least two weeks in advance to Catherine Cushing, the Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731.

Summer ideas aim to keep centers on roll
Youth camps, Sport Bowling and Glo-bowl are some of the features players will enjoy at the 13 Pinellas County centers this summer.

Magee feels Heat after fast start
What should a runner do if she or he completes the opening mile of a race about 15 seconds faster than expected?

EDC okays plans for new 'ballet' restaurant
The restaurant would feature "healthy food" and the artistic talents of kids attending nearby arts magnet schools.


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