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August 22, 2002

Tampa Bay: August 22, 2002
For women, a chance to surf and soar
[Times photo: Jim Damaske]
A reporter overcomes self-consciousness and self-doubt to join the growing ranks of middle-aged women who windsurf.
North Pinellas County news
Robbery followed by wild pursuit
The armed man robbed an Albertsons grocery store and the woman drove the getaway car, police said.

Airpark jet's noise alarms neighbor
A man whose house near the Clearwater Airpark was once hit by a plane is surprised to learn the facility does not ban jets. Even more might end up landing there, a city official says.

City poised to finalize Island Estate restrictions
CLEARWATER -- City Commissioners are expected to grant final approval tonight for property restrictions aimed at preserving the appearance of Island Estates.

Largo dad charged with abuse after baby girl's arm is scalded
LARGO -- A man was arrested on an aggravated child abuse charge Tuesday night, accused of holding his 4-month-old daughter's arm under scalding water because she was crying.

In-school suspension program is saved
Donations that paid for the program dried up, but officials said it was too valuable to lose.

Wal-Mart plans supercenter at Palm Harbor RV park site
Last year, residents of Cypress Pointe RV Resort fought back other big retailers with plans for the park site.

Federal court keeps telemarketer closed
An order prohibiting Bay Area Business Council from doing business is extended as the FTC seeks refunds for people ripped off in a credit card scheme.

Club is busy planning for benefit tournament
Preparations for next month's annual charity tournament to benefit the Humane Society of North Pinellas are well underway, thanks to the untiring efforts of tourney chairperson Judy Foster.

Let just the buyer, not the taxpayer, beware
Tonight the Clearwater City Commission will discuss and possibly vote on developer and lawyer Bill Kimpton's request to extend the city's agreement to allow him and his associates to build a 250-unit, 15-story resort on the south beach.

Tampa Bay headlines
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  • Lake buyers in the pink
  • Work forces Skyway drivers to take turns
  • Schools cram in extra pupils
  • USF sues for right to fire professor
  • Lawsuit raises stakes for opponents
  • Genshaft's inaction is louder than words

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Yes, Mrs. Santa Claus, it was 'extraordinary'

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Paperwork troubles lead to officer's demotion
  • Tampa briefs
  • With some lists, best check twice

  • News of Florida
  • DCF head warms to faith groups
  • Victims' kin: Keep death penalty
  • 10 years later, Hurricane Andrew gains strength
  • WWI Army aviator John T. Potts dies at 106
  • Undercover officer's name can be revealed
  • Drug smuggler says pressure from F. Lee Bailey led to plea
  • DCF chief: 'I'm here to stay'
  • Ruling says sperm donors can't claim parental rights
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