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September 11, 2002

Tampa Bay: September 11, 2002
Dandy debut, by George
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[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.

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


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