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September 29, 2002

Tampa Bay: September 29, 2002
A tale of two Ozonas
[Times photo: Kinfay Moroti]
Longtime residents fear a wave of change coming with new mansions may erode their community's Old Florida character and independent spirit.
North Pinellas County news
Beach businesses feel bruised
Owners look forward to cosmetic changes but say they're losing customers during construction. Parking and access are two concerns.

A supportive home base
The Challenger Division Little League helps kids with special needs learn skills to succeed in baseball -- and life.

Ol' switcheroo costs suspect more than he bargained for
The domestic violence defendant was sentenced to five years in prison after he let a drug convict pose as him to fool corrections deputies into releasing him.

Police could employ sheriff's staff for aid
City police mull paying the Sheriff's Office to help them file reports. Leaders have squabbled over the groups' jurisdictions.

Democrats see Green in House contest
Some Democrats don't especially like the Green Party, even though this nationwide party advocates environmentalism and social justice.

Restaurant reopening after repair delay
The Magnolia Grille, hit by fire in May, reopens Monday with an updated kitchen and some new menu items.

Packaging is paramount in the school marketplace
This is what we have come to in Pinellas County public schools: We are turning our school administrators into sales and marketing specialists.

Headlines through the years
A look back at the events, people and places that made North Pinellas the unique place that it is. The information is compiled from past editions of the St. Petersburg Times.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • In with a roar, bikers cruise and shop Ybor
  • It's food. It's free. Why not?
  • No room to be choosy
  • Kids and art fill kickoff event at Villas' site
  • To school's ospreys: Nest has flown, but please return
  • Mother fears slim chances with school choice
  • The bottom line: scarce guarantees

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Where to skate? How to decorate? Ask youth
  • Gators on the prowl as rains swell lakes
  • Man works on mechanics of new theme restaurant
  • Lealman cityhood backers squabble
  • Law school starts raising $12-million
  • 'Y without walls' to begin class offerings
  • Midtown feels absence of healthy fare
  • Commissioner Myers in St. Pete Beach calls it a day
  • Opponents group as Egmont Key bill stalls
  • Crossroads neighbors lobby to join Eagle Crest
  • Arts society samples Greek works to come
  • Reborn, Celtic style
  • Slainte, friends at the Harp & Thistle
  • Officials scurry to alter land use rules
  • City Council gets new flood response plan
  • Annoying traffic circles' purpose: slower traffic
  • Show and tell is still around but different
  • Hope for change seen amid tale of tragedy
  • Decision on builder's driveway request delayed
  • Church takes court's place for young offenders
  • A major thrill
  • Hamilton has striking return
  • Prep standout Biffar cruises in The Cure

  • Letters
  • Zoning rules are good government

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Answers, solace elusive after drugs claim son
  • 2 charged in beating at bar
  • Low-income kids gain access to computers

  • North of Tampa
  • Green thumb moving to greener pastures
  • Landowner wants 1 house per acre
  • House candidate laments negative polling
  • Swimmer brings dedication to South Tampa high school
  • Prep notebook
  • Week in review
  • Schools have one constant: change
  • Lakeside homeowners haggle over fence
  • Plantation woman loses her home
  • Tampa spawns a starlet
  • More homes planned along State Road 54
  • New plaza expected to open in February
  • Neighborhood Notebook
  • Storyteller charms kids with tales of family

  • News of Florida
  • In Cabinet races, upsets shaping up
  • Missing girl's birthday brings no answers
  • Counties batten down for election
  • McBride closes gap, but Bush still strong
  • Metro week in review
  • Bush avoids election blame
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