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September 11, 2002
Tampa Bay: September 11, 2002
Dandy debut, by George
[Times photo: Lara Cerri]
The St. Petersburg Little Theatre will open the season with a patriotic bang.
Election results
Incumbent Farkas seizes commanding lead
ST. PETERSBURG -- Frank Farkas, a two-term state House representative, appeared poised to take an easy victory Tuesday in the District 52 Republican primary.

South Pinellas County news
Seminole proposes invitations to annex
Seminole officials warm to the idea of mailing residents in targeted areas an appeal to join the city.

Music in the Park series starts Friday
Because the main entrance to Seminole City Park is closed, Ridge Road is suggested.

Gulfport refines its hopes for 49th Street
Two styles and various uses are proposed for the city building on the old Bay Machine property. Until now, adult needs overrode kids'.

Awards show leaves host city speechless
An awards show for the adult entertainment industry is coming to Pinellas Park.

South Pasadena to defend its mural
A judge will hear arguments in the case involving the 14- by 20-foot sign, a $120,000 project.

Gulfport refines its hopes for 49th Street
Two styles and various uses are proposed for the city building on the old Bay Machine property. Until now, adult needs overrode kids'.

Newfound fame good news for cemetery
An eccentric inventor sold his patents and moved to Florida. Buried in St. Petersburg in 1902, he is gaining new recognition.

Naval rank is restored years after petty theft
He was court-martialed and demoted for taking some butter 55 years ago. A presidential pardon helped only partly.

A Day on the Job: Building a business from coffee cups
"Head Cuppa Guy" Lou Moser is the co-owner of a company that prints designs on mugs.

Business news
Aromas of Tex-Mex waft into building

Links chapter salutes 17 'everyday heroes'
Police officers, firefighters and postal workers have gained new respect in America during the past year, along with military and emergency medical personnel.

Quiet old hotel speaks volumes of city history
In 1925, the Hotel Dennis opened in downtown St. Petersburg. And, boy, if those walls could talk.

9/11 schedule of events
Service of Remembrance scheduled at noon

Military news
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Daryl D. James, son of Arlene James of St. Petersburg and the late David James, is finishing a six-month deployment to Spain and Lithuania as a member of the Seabees 7th Battalion. He will return to his home port of Gulfport, Miss., upon completion of the deployment.

Bear's win vaults creator into 'teddy bear history'
Joe Fishbear, created by Lin Muhrlin, takes a Golden Teddy award. Muhrlin says it is like winning an Oscar.

Women set to make return in doubles
This month brings the return of weekly women's doubles leagues.

Sarasota races continue to be big attraction
Time was when racing small sailboats meant attending an all-class regatta.

King is on his game in CGA Match-Play
A 3-handicap senior division player captured the County Golf Association's annual Match-Play Championship at Seminole Lakes Country Club.

Who hasn't been abused at a fast food joint?
Re: Man reports slur, threat by employee of restaurant, Sept. 8.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Myriad rescue agencies trust their link won't fail
  • Bubba the Love Sponge's battery charge dropped
  • Incumbent Cobb and lawyer Allan hold their leads
  • Overall in Pinellas, precincts see few glitches and setbacks
  • Waters far ahead of 2 challengers
  • 2 face runoff; maybe more
  • INS rounds up 32 illegal aliens in Tampa Bay area
  • 2 School Board members lose
  • Close race appears over for Pasco-Pinellas circuit judgeship
  • Anderson takes Republican primary for state House District 45

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Man faces charge of mail theft
  • Funding for museum still up in the air
  • Seminole thinks mail could entice annexation
  • Board revisits library, hospice
  • Pedestrian killed on U.S. 19 in Tarpon
  • Music in the Park series starts Friday
  • Pinellas pushes GOP's Anderson toward a win
  • Police reports

  • Letters
  • Anniversary is time to forgive and be grateful

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • First resident speaks of hopes for housing
  • Judge leaps to big lead; another in close contest
  • Smooth vote has Iorio gleeful
  • 4 commissioners hold leads
  • Storms with big lead over Waldron
  • Forthright Storms fends off challenger
  • House races finish: some nasty, close
  • Culp eases ahead in State House District 57 race
  • State House 47 primaries too close to call
  • Hillsborough judges fight off challengers; runoffs likely in other races
  • Norman ahead of Easterling; Castor cruises

  • News of Florida
  • Police: Cocaine found in Noelle Bush's shoe
  • Crist wins GOP race for attorney general
  • Bungling the first big test
  • Two years later, system still broken
  • Another Florida election in doubt
  • Nelson edges out Barley, Michaud
  • Around the state: Harris nominated; gay rights repeal bid trails
  • Around the state
  • Castro surprises Pensacola group
  • Two arrested in hostage standoff
  • Priest in troubled diocese arrested on porn charge

  • Adam C. Smith
  • Bush ready to take on either Democrat in November

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