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October 30, 2002
Tampa Bay: October 30, 2002
Progressive journey
[Times photo: Lara Cerri]
The good ship Amistad arrives with a message, especially for children, about human harmony in all its colors.
South Pinellas County news
Public meeting to address muck
The county will have a public meeting today about an upcoming demonstration project to remove muck from Lake Seminole. Residents with questions can ask them from 4 to 7 p.m. at Osceola High School, 9751 98th St. N.

Aggressive annexation drive sees results
Favorable responses to 14,000 fliers buoy officials who hope to expand the city. However, pockets of resistance still surface.

Female officer's sex bias lawsuit denied
It was the second time in a month that a sex bias suit against the Pinellas Park Police Department was dismissed.

Makeover doesn't satisfy all
Despite changes, a plan to spruce up 140th Avenue in Madeira Beach still irks some residents.

5 make cut for St. Pete Beach police chief
Next up for the finalists: a tour of the city, meetings with Police Department staffers and a round of interviews.

Boys & Girls Clubs big winner in casino cruise
Clear skies and calm waters offered smooth sailing for Friday's Casino Royale aboard the StarShip Dining Yacht, a benefit for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast.

Strange phenomena spook some old homes' residents
ST. PETERSBURG -- Days after a truck killed Van and Judy Sutphin's son in December 1968, the doors in their Old Northeast home opened and closed mysteriously.

Jewish in a Christian world: Scholar's talks draw crowds
A professor deciphers evangelical Christians, Christmas symbols, the Antichrist and conversion attempts.

A fundamental need
A brand-new middle school will emerge next summer with a reputable principal, time for electives, and the popular fundamental recipe.

Detention officer's compassion praised
Earl Leroy Presley Sr. was a "bright star" fueled largely by concern for kids, say friends and family.

Military news
Retired Lt. Col. Fred L. Edwards Jr. of South Pasadena was elected to the Board of Directors of the Retired Officers Association at the organization's convention in Colorado Springs, Colo. He will serve for six years on the 36-member board.

Unsung chauffeurs honored
They ferry 51,000 kids a day. School bus drivers who have done it safely for a long time earn a reward.

A Day on the Job: April Magnan, vet tech
April Magnan, 31

Area to lose lone black Presbyterian pastor
ST. PETERSBURG -- He started preaching at 16, worked his way through college and seminary and retired as a chaplain in the Veterans Administration and a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Fire union works to oust fire district incumbents
The challengers in Pinellas Suncoast Fire District election were recruited after the two incumbents said they wouldn't run.

Marching band will help a church get in the spirit
ST. PETERSBURG -- From rock bands to coffeehouses to contemporary services, churches these days are devising numerous ways to draw the masses through their doors.

Clerk's pay pops as revolving door stops
The Seminole clerk, here for six months and apparently not going anywhere, is rewarded.

Local leaders in sport receive honors
St. Petersburg tennis leaders were among those recognized last weekend during the 53rd annual meeting of USA Tennis Florida.

More people testing their endurance in triathlons
This may be the year of the rookie triathlete.

Gamache, Enduros enjoy the spotlight
At some point throughout Sunshine Speedway's season, every division has a night for its talents to be featured above the other classes.

Business headlines
Downtown cooks up a fresh idea

Talk alone won't end housing bias
The Pinellas County Office of Human Rights never has conducted a comprehensive, countywide test to find out how often minorities are discriminated against when they try to rent an apartment here.

Treasure Islanders, just say 'no' to referendum
What started as an attempt to adopt a vision and provide long-term development controls for gulf-front property has turned into a fiasco. Voters in Treasure Island are about to make a major mistake.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Patient dies in robot-aided surgery
  • Paying extra for Spanish class
  • Inquiry snagged sheriff's official
  • City's reach northward upsets county accord
  • Briefly nation's oldest, Mary L. Parr dies at 113
  • Challenger's business practices come under criticism
  • Wounded boy's condition still critical
  • District may reshape staff

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Beach parking project stalls at gate
  • Aging YMCA to be rebuilt
  • 'You will be in our hearts forever'
  • County lets cities expand redevelopment
  • Worker injured by fallen machine
  • Commission says no to Tarpon Springs
  • Civic group out to get him, candidate says
  • Fake sunglasses charges reduced

  • Editorial
  • Oldsmar voters need to do the right thing again

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Nephew acquitted of man's slaying
  • Fliers get cannabis activist arrested

  • Ernest Hooper
  • 'Call' from Alex Sink; guide for electorate

  • News of Florida
  • Mailing touts Bush to Jewish voters
  • Haitians dash for freedom
  • The Firm: Do the ties bind McBride?
  • McCain lauds 1 Bush, raps other
  • Man on a mission, but going it alone
  • Nursing homes get official visit
  • GOP friend endorses Butterworth
  • Gun owner testifies at civil trial
  • University chiefs pan governing measure
  • Rulings undermine case against ex-tech chief
  • Bronson supported by party of his rival
  • Crist attack ad draws an angry reply from Dyer
  • Panel says pig proposal backers broke election law

  • Howard Troxler
  • As you vote, remember Legislature's greatest hits

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