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January 20, 2001

Love knows these bounds Dogs stay safely in their owners' yard, not in dangerous streets, with the assistance of below-ground fencing that sends a signal to dogs that says: Don't go there. Story

[Times photo:
Andrea Bruce Woodall]

Beating the bullrushes for a basket
The first request of the week triggered a memory from Huckleberry Finn. Huck reflects on the biblical tales he hears from the Widow Douglas, among them the story of "Moses and the Bullrushers." Of course, of the Bible itself he comments that "the statements was interesting, but tough."

Builder moves closer to its markets
A Pinellas builder has moved from mid-county to St. Petersburg to take advantage of two new markets: the St. Petersburg waterfront and Manatee County.

Red Cross seeks fates of Holocaust families
Linda Klein hears the same tinge of fear in the voices of second-generation Holocaust victims that she hears in the voices of those who endured the horrifying tragedy. "It's the same kind of desperation," she said. "The second generation fears that the fate of missing family members may never be known and that the information will be lost forever. They are afraid that, without documentation, it will be as if their missing relatives never existed."

Home Front
Briefs and news of note

At the White House: Pardon our dust
Yes, the new year started 20 days ago, and some say that's when the new millennium officially began. (Others say that happened a year ago, Y2K and all that, and get over it.)

Lots of tomatoes At least your vines will seem that prolific if you properly prepare for a bounteous harvest. Forget the fussing and fancy sprays: Careful soil amendment before planting ensures the largest yield. Story

Annual winter antiques show
The 35th annual Sarasota Winter Antiques Show and Sale is Friday through Jan. 28 at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41), in Sarasota. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Jan. 27 and noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 28. Admission is $5, good for return entry all weekend.  

St. Petersburg Times real estate classified ads:

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Other recent real estate stories:
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A nation of homeowners
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To have and to hold a mortgage of their own
A testament to hope (Jan. 23, 1999)
Program can help with down payment, closing costs
From hope to homeowner (Jan. 9, 1999)
Woman's untidiness leads to legal wrangle
Commission add-ons (Jan. 2, 1999)
Children are not to be seen here either

Other real estate links (from Yahoo!):
Cost of Living calculator: compares the cost of living in any two cities. Also includes links to Salary Calculator and Moving Calculator among other tools. From the folks at HomeFair.Com.
Best Places to Live 1997: From Money magazine.
MoveQuest: maps, financing tools, price data, logistical tips.
TenantNet: a resource for residential tenants' rights.
FAQs for Home Buyers and Owners
: From the America Society of Home Inspectors.
Home Buyer and Renter Consumer Information
: From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Home Buying Tips
: from the U.S. Government General Services Administration.
R-Net: Real Estate and the Net
: links and tips for the busy. Of interest to investors, brokers and consumers. Accepts factual ads.
Real Estate Library
: collection of informative articles about buying and selling real estate.
: includes info on buying and selling real estate, allows you to browse property ads in the U.S. and locate realtors.

Regional real estate links:

Florida Home Builders - features Florida developers with Web sites.
Florida Living Network - listing of real estate companies and Realtors in Florida.
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