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September 29, 2002

Tampa Bay: September 29, 2002 South Pinellas County news
Where to skate? How to decorate? Ask youth
Seminole will. A youth advisory council, more than a year in the making, would have recreation and library boards. The City Council votes Oct. 8.

Gators on the prowl as rains swell lakes
Wildlife officials are cautioning people to be on the lookout for the creatures, which may be inclined to roam beyond the limits of their habitats.

Man works on mechanics of new theme restaurant
The city would forgo about $12,000 in fees for a Quaker Steak & Lube on U.S. 19, the idea of a Crystal Beach man.

Lealman cityhood backers squabble
A board member declares an abrupt change, prompting an argument and later, accusations of a power play.

Law school starts raising $12-million
The biggest chunk of the money, $6.5-million, would help fund scholarships. Already $5-million has been raised to meet the goal.

'Y without walls' to begin class offerings
The North Beaches YMCA will give 12 reasons to learn or enjoy. Residents of four cities are automatic members.

Midtown feels absence of healthy fare
Fresh fruits and vegetables are hard to find in Midtown. Studies show that residents feel the health effects.

Commissioner Myers in St. Pete Beach calls it a day
The City Commission must appoint someone for the rest of his term. That person could sway land development regulations.

Opponents group as Egmont Key bill stalls
As a bill proposing that the state take over the island lags in Congress, environmental groups recommend against it.

Crossroads neighbors lobby to join Eagle Crest
ST. PETERSBURG -- After burglars hit four homes in the vicinity of Eighth Avenue N and 69th Street several months ago, neighbors got together and huddled.

Arts society samples Greek works to come
Previews of coming attractions are great fun, and members of the Stuart Society of the Museum of Fine Arts got a foretaste Thursday morning of an exhibit that will open early next year at the Tampa Museum of Art.

Reborn, Celtic style
The Celts believed in immortality. How lucky for the Harp & Thistle Pub, which got its draught from the Cauldron of Plenty.

Slainte, friends at the Harp & Thistle
ST. PETE BEACH -- I'm not Irish. I don't drink.

Officials scurry to alter land use rules
Treasure Island is rushing to change regulations that prompted a controversial referendum. But some residents cry foul.

City Council gets new flood response plan
The 15-page document spells out how the city police and public works departments will operate during severe storms.

Annoying traffic circles' purpose: slower traffic
We hear a lot of complaints from readers about the little traffic circles that are popping up all over St. Petersburg, and we wrote about two new ones a couple of weeks ago.

Show and tell is still around but different
Show-and-tell as we know it is nearing extinction. It's probably one of the most common memories parents from my generation have from our early school experiences. But it's not what it used to be.

Hope for change seen amid tale of tragedy
Sead Bekric was just 14 when his sight became a casualty of war in Bosnia. Now at Eckerd College, he works toward justice.

Decision on builder's driveway request delayed
The City Commission will have to look at site plans for Paul Skipper's project before he is allowed to go forward.

Church takes court's place for young offenders
Thanks to two state grants, Bethel Community Baptist Church will try to get -- and keep -- kids out of trouble.

A major thrill
Ben Kozlowski was on the team bus returning from the Texas League playoffs when he got the phone call of his dreams.

Hamilton has striking return
Though the ABC doesn't officially list players who have rolled consecutive 300 games, a spokesman said it receives about 40-50 such calls a year.

Prep standout Biffar cruises in The Cure
The winner of the Suncoast Race For The Cure in St.Petersburg came away with mixed emotions.

Letters
Zoning rules are good government
Re: City might adjust building rules before vote, Sept. 22.


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