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December 6, 2002

Tampa Bay: December 6, 2002
Home from the holidays
[Times photo: Lara Cerri]
Home from the holidays
Largo resident Tricia Smith, 34, waits for her mother to pick her up at the Greyhound terminal on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard in Clearwater Wednesday. She had completed a lengthy bus trip from Dallas, where she spent Thanksgiving with her father. "It sure is hot here," she said. "I was prepared for cold."
North Pinellas County news
Grant to help link women's services
Morton Plant Hospital is given a federal grant to create a Community Center for Excellence in Women's Health. It will be one of 12 in the country and the only one in Florida.

Special tax may pay for garage, city says
Concern about funding a new 400-space parking garage at Pelican Walk is forcing city commissioners to examine their options, including a special tax for some businesses.

County urged to reject U.S. 19 Wal-Mart
Traffic is a concern, planning officials say. Residents, both for and against, sound off at Thursday's hearing.

Prisoner recaptured after brief escape
Deputies find the Boot Camp escapee a few hours later at his girlfriend's home. Now he will face adult charges.

Art, music festival changes site, fee
The location at Omaha and Delaware streets, across from the high school, is new. So is the admission price -- $1.

Firefighter resigns amid inquiry
After 16 years with the Largo Fire Department, Lt. Brian McCrea quits rather than go through an investigation into remarks he is accused of making.

Dunedin set to purchase golf course
In the works for more than a year, the move to buy the St. Andrews Links Golf Course for $1.15-million from two Belleair residents will shield 28 acres from development.

Two lawyers face discipline from Bar
A Tarpon Springs attorney has been suspended from practicing law and a Clearwater attorney voluntarily resigned his law license after unrelated accusations of misconduct.

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Dunedin with a bow on top
The city wraps itself in Christmas decorations and lines up performers, a parade and tours.

Editorial: New corridor needs a consistent name
There is a newly completed east-west corridor across mid-Pinellas County that many motorists are discovering is a pleasurable alternative to traffic-choked Ulmerton Road and Park Boulevard.

Letters: Turf war hurts law enforcement
Re: Cities work on police aid accord, story, Dec. 1.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Stand of mangroves mowed down
  • Tampa city council expands historic Ybor lines
  • Mural to drape Tampa building
  • Schools' goof gives parents a shock
  • Vouchers for troubled Pinellas school cut off
  • TIA shop revenue climbs back up
  • Let the celebration begin
  • Developer bounced checks to backers
  • Q&A: Dr. Charles Cox: This doctor treats patients as friends
  • Howard Troxler: Don't hurt the prepaid tuition plan, but reconsider Bright Futures

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Woman injured in jump from police car

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Robber gets life sentence for drowning
  • Ernest Hooper: Fans cheer video game; last call at the Porpoise

  • City Times
  • Birds of a feather are back
  • A healing spirit
  • Tax to fix stormwater problems has support
  • Dancing with the new debs
  • 40 years of greetings
  • Benefactor to needy, mother to thousands
  • The taste of sweet success
  • Restaurant has Dominican flavor
  • Danger lurks where two streets meet
  • No-wake zones are the focus Thursday
  • Family with plenty of involvement
  • Neighborhood notebook
  • Up in arms describes opponents of hotel
  • Base seeks artificial reef to curb erosion
  • Priest's hope lies in Resurrection
  • Historic homes by candle
  • Backyard greens woo golfers
  • Fridge fuses funky retro and modern convenience

  • North of Tampa
  • Wharton ecstatic at Wildcats' winning ways
  • Monumental faith
  • Residents, developer agree on mall's appearance
  • Class 4A & 5A State High School Football Semifinals
  • Y is community's gathering place
  • Kitty City expands, now rescues strays
  • Zoning condition stalls gas station
  • Spanish-style nudist resort opens
  • Retired broadcast journalist watched a century unfold
  • Planners oppose developer's density proposal
  • Popular art festival has a lot of pull
  • Faith led businessman to charity
  • Fossil club to auction pieces of the past

  • News of Florida
  • Capitol abuzz about Brogan
  • Bush says he'll take up cause of marriage reform
  • Family of severely hurt teen accepts $17.5-million
  • Death row inmate's appeal prevails; two others denied
  • Insider ready to leave Bush administration
  • To party with Jeb bring a book for a kid
  • Witnesses deny $10,000 cash was used for a bribe
  • Around the state
  • Supremacist group moves concert to Jacksonville
  • Pilot killed as small plane hits building
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