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Published September 16, 2006

It may not be strong, but Red Tide is near

Red Tide has been found in the Gulf of Mexico as far north as Honeymoon Island. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute says fish kills and respiratory irritation are possible, though the concentration is not high and appears to be causing few problems. High concentrations of Red Tide have been found in the gulf off Charlotte, Sarasota and Manatee counties for weeks. High concentrations also have been found 1 to 3 miles offshore of Pinellas County. Last year, Red Tide caused widespread fish kills along the Pinellas coast.

School Board candidate's run isn't over yet, don't you worry

Jennifer Crockett wants to make one thing clear: She is still in the race for the Pinellas County School Board. People have been expressing their condolences since last week's election, she said, and some even told her that they tossed her campaign yard signs. She blames an error in the online edition of the St. Petersburg Times. A photo caption said incumbent Mary Brown "retained her seat on the board." Actually, Brown captured 48 percent of the vote in the five-person District 7 race. Crockett placed second with 22 percent. They face off again in the Nov. 7 general election.

New Moffitt site easier to browse

People looking for more information about cancer care can find it at, the redesigned Web site of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa. The center changed the site to make the information easier to use. For patients, the site gives general information about different kinds of cancer, as well as clinical trials and programs at Moffitt. The site also has information for doctors, researchers and donors.


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