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September 29, 2002
No room to be choosy
[Times photo: Jim Damaske]
As Pinellas parents enter the era of choice, some find that overcrowded campuses and grandfathering don't leave them with many options.
Top stories
In with a roar, bikers cruise and shop Ybor
Ybor sets out to prove that thousands of bikers can converge on a city just to shop and stare.

It's food. It's free. Why not?
Since the county began to offer free breakfast to all kids this fall, lots more students are starting out on a full stomach.

Kids and art fill kickoff event at Villas' site
Hundreds of children take the offer to paint murals at the site for the Villas, but a lavish evening event never gets off the ground.

To school's ospreys: Nest has flown, but please return
A crane lifts a 7-year-old nesting site out of the path of construction at a primary school and to a new platform.

Mother fears slim chances with school choice
PINELLAS PARK -- For years, Denise Malone has felt that she has been sending her children to school in two different worlds.

The bottom line: scarce guarantees
The most-asked question regarding choice -- Will I get my top choice, or even one of my top five? -- has no answer.

Metro week in review
Tiny towns take over as utility giant

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

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Beach businesses feel bruised
  • A supportive home base
  • Ol' switcheroo costs suspect more than he bargained for
  • Police could employ sheriff's staff for aid
  • Democrats see Green in House contest
  • Restaurant reopening after repair delay
  • A tale of two Ozonas
  • Packaging is paramount in the school marketplace
  • Headlines through the years

  • 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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