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February 1, 2003

Tampa Bay: February 1, 2003 North Pinellas County news
Clearwater opens playground for pooches
Today, canines get a park of their own as the city cuts the ribbon on its first dog park, in Crest Lake Park, 201 Glenwood Ave.

Gasparilla fantasy becomes a reality
A man and his son will join the city of Clearwater's float to march in the parade he loved to watch as a child.

Young voices put poetry in motion
"Everyone has poetry within them," says a teacher who coaxes it out of students in studies and in a coffeehouse atmosphere.

Driver is charged in fatal accident
A blood test indicates a motorcyclist was impaired when he pulled in front of another motorcycle, causing a deadly wreck, officials say.

Clearwater and Largo police will share turfs
In a first for departments in the county, the police chiefs will enter into an accord today giving officers authority in both cities.

Dancer revels in rhythm of tapping
Tanya Goodwin presents a program on the history of tap dancing today at the Palm Harbor Library.

Group tries to fund vision for center
A group with big dreams for a Brooker Creek Preserve center is raising $2.5-million to pay for technologically savvy exhibits.

Tip thwarts robbery and beating, deputies say
Authorities show up to warn the intended victim and encounter four suspects and a loaded pistol.

Racing at Sunshine Speedway
WHAT: The 2003 Winternationals, featuring the 50-lap "Wild Bill" Revard Figure 8 Race, plus other short-track competition in the Open Wheel Modified, Outlaw Late Model, Mini Stock, Enduro and Street Stock classes.

Feel-good performer to visit
A troubadour no longer wasting away in Margaritaville likes to get a rise out of people who may need exactly that.


Tampa Bay headlines
  • 'I just wasn't ready to die
  • Judge reverses ruling
  • Felling of oak raises protest
  • Spending on public art debated
  • Aisenberg bill for feds: $2.9-million
  • Building inspections lacking, audit finds
  • Pirates celebrate with a party before the big party
  • Bucs: Bucs players to walk in Gasparilla parade
  • Officials reduce charges against accused Bucs fan
  • 8 laid off from USF TV, radio jobs
  • Bar is set high for winning Hyde claim

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • 100 years in a 'nice city' celebrated
  • Police: Robber hit 5 bay area banks

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Plea made for health care tax
  • A closer look: one Hillsborough church
  • Obituary: Noted psychologist Theodore Blau
  • Sandra Thompson: A city view through the streetcar window

  • News of Florida
  • Heart surgery called a success for Sen. Graham
  • Frank Brogan will bolt for Florida Atlantic job
  • Roadway standoff ends peacefully
  • Prosecutor sues sheriff, charging illegal snooping
  • State confident school plan meets federal rules
  • Lucy Morgan: Different cast acts out similar budget play
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