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February 5, 2003

Tampa Bay: February 5, 2003 North Pinellas County news
Obituary: Community activist John Jenkins dies at 77
He long served as vice president of the South Clearwater Citizens for Progressive Action.

Safety Harbor to fortify banks of Bishop Creek
An earlier fix to ease erosion has not solved the problem, so commissioners will budget funds for a shoring-up project.

Database ends long search to ID bodies
Before the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office called in December, Don Lee Seay's family had scarcely heard from him in four decades.

6-0 vote makes Gentry commissioner
The City Commission chooses a woman active in the community to fill a seat, and quells rumors that frightened mobile home owners.

Nehr outlasts foe for commission seat
Campaign experience is credited with giving Peter Nehr and edge over the closest competitor, Roger Sellew.

Commission leases land to youth sports group
The site near Brooker Creek Preserve will be home to fields for football, baseball and soccer.

Court reports: Former dealership officer sentenced
LARGO -- The former chief financial officer of the now-defunct Bennett used-car dealership has pleaded guilty to grand theft and been sentenced to five years of probation.

Heritage Village awarded grant
Two humanities scholars will conduct a study of the history and architecture of buildings at the site.

Letters: Punish mangrove cutting
Re: Cutting of mangroves creates a fine mess, story, Jan. 31.

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