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October 23, 2002

Tampa Bay: October 23, 2002
Constructing a program on math
[Times photo: Dirk Shadd]
Douglas Jamerson will borrow ideas from a Houston school that was named the country's top magnet school.
South Pinellas County news
Pinellas Trail will go over 38th Avenue N
Planners are trying to figure where to route a detour while building an overpass near Tyrone Boulevard.

Energizing weekend has electrifying finale
A minister had a vision to bring out the best in young people and let them express talents. Her group has, and does.

Gays face Falwell, followers
First Mel and Gary moved in. Now a whole group opposed to "spiritual violence" will converge on Lynchburg.

Police chief search heads into homestretch
A committee will soon narrow a field of eight to four. Finalists will travel to St. Pete Beach in early November for interviews.

Desal proposal receives early public criticism
Homeowners present a petition to Tampa Bay Water with concerns over sinkholes, dirty water and their home values.

Treasure Island moves toward towering hotels
TREASURE ISLAND -- As an overflow crowd howled, city commissioners on Tuesday passed development rules that could clear the way for 100-foot-tall hotels on the beach.

A Day on the Job
Carmella Santomaso, 26, cosmetologist, owner of Hair Grabbers in St. Petersburg

Rescinded permit clouds 8-year-old's future school
He's now grandfathered at his new school, away from family and friends. An uncertain family has yet to list its choice of schools.

Teacher lets field trip go to the dogs
Kids head to Palmetto to meet guides for blind people and to get a taste for volunteering.

Lealman association to elect 5 board members
LEALMAN -- The Lealman Community Association will hold an election for five board member positions at the regularly scheduled meeting, 7 p.m. Nov. 6. Members in good standing will be eligible to vote.

Military News
Chris Smith, son of Marcia Y. and Michael J. Smith of St. Petersburg, has returned from Oregon where he was fighting wildfires. The Department of Defense recognized him several times for outstanding photography while he was stationed with Task Force Destroyer in Umpguy National Forest.

Saks on catwalk draws admirers
As faithful On the Town readers know, I was away for a long weekend while many of you were busy doing good things for good causes.

Heritage Village jubilee is Saturday
A festival of craft, song and food offers a chance to be a Cracker for a day.

Amateurs and pros turn out for benefit event
The biggest event of the weekend was about helping a good cause rather than competition as the Treasure Island Tennis and Yacht Club hosted the Raymond James Charity Pro/Am Tournament to benefit All Children's Hospital.

Business headlines
Bicycle shop moves near Pinellas Trail

Annexation story merely told truth
Re: Annexation story was wrong, biased, letter, Oct. 16.

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