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February 28, 2001

Tampa Bay: February 28, 2001
Hour's shopping fulfills the wish of ill 12-year-old
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[Times photo: Brendan Fitterer]
A Wal-Mart and a non-profit group collected $1,300 so a boy with leukemia could buy himself and family members many of the things they could only dream of.
North Pinellas County news

Final mass student transfer met with loud parental anger
LARGO -- After hearing from more than a dozen angry parents and facing a packed audience, the School Board unanimously approved Superintendent Howard Hinesley's recommendations to transfer 2,657 students next year.

Newcomer leading in Seat 3 money race
Hoyt Hamilton, who is running against ex-Mayor Rita Garvey, also leads in attracting key union endorsements.

Officials: Deputy dragged as driver flees
The driver pushed one deputy away and drove away with another hanging on to the side of the car, according to a report.

Even as flagpole, tower not wanted
Tarpon Springs' Planning and Zoning Board votes 5-0 against changes that would allow building of a cell tower opposed by residents.

Tractor to tackle stony beaches
High costs force the Corps of Engineers to scale back its grand plan using heavy machines to dredge the sand of rocks -- $2.8-million -- and use a tractor..

Robbers kill man, steal tax refund
Detectives figure the bandits must have known the father of six was carrying a lot of cash. Police have no suspects.

Moderator spices up Largo commission forum
But a question about why challenger Sal Gattuso never voted in a Largo election is one of only a few times the candidates disagreed.

Keep Commissioner Tracy
If you live in Safety Harbor, you might not know there is a city election March 13.

North Pinellas briefs
Fire burns 5 acres near Dimmitt Chevrolet

County deal may keep summer golfers on links
Pinellas officials want to push up the purchase of the Airco course to June to attract leagues and local enthusiasts during the summer.

Fine closes case of fake high school certificate
LARGO -- A former Department of Children and Families counselor accused of giving a fake high school equivalency certificate to a client to help her find a job pleaded no contest on Tuesday to a misdemeanor.

Church plans to expand, reach out
With 3,500 members, Anona United Methodist hopes its larger campus will draw more young people and African-Americans.

Clearwater rethinks economic director's post
In the middle of trying to recruit an economic development director, the city plans to recast its net for applicants and shuffle the job duties.


Tampa Bay headlines
  • Prayer debate lifts many voices
  • Gov. Bush says Florida teeters on brink of water crisis
  • Chad proves no problem in St. Petersburg election
  • City's mayoral drama replays a familiar act
  • A low voter turnout cuts the field of nine
  • Tampa Bay briefs

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • A day for newcomers
  • Gulfport challengers see possibilities
  • A friend's kindness smoothes hard time
  • Melrose discovers a principal on campus
  • Festive air -- and unfortunate snare
  • Businesses aim to land Mexican trading
  • Expand trolley routes downtown
  • Bookstore reopens
  • Detroit Hotel may go condo, not rental
  • 13-year-old struck in front of school
  • School briefs
  • City sure complaints about paint will fade
  • Candidate, mayor's wife clash at forum
  • South Pasadena mayor's race has a strange feel
  • Two hope to unseat incumbent in Ward 2
  • 5th grade to finish year in old facility
  • Activist helped salvage the ghettos, win rights
  • Humans, animals gather to help Friends of Strays
  • Many faces of one man to fill Palladium Theater
  • Family reunites to ensure 90th birthday sparkles
  • Focus on volunteers
  • Military news
  • Conditions make Laser racing an adventure
  • Racquet Club rallies to reach state
  • Incumbent, challenger square off in Gulfport
  • Sunshine track officials are ready to get rolling
  • Principal shares his views about a new job

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Data reveal kids' queries are baffling
  • Sketch describes salvage yard slaying suspect
  • Jury starts deliberating bribery case against 2
  • 3 teens charged in school explosion
  • Filing deadline nears for tax exemption
  • Business digest

  • News of Florida
  • University system's future worries Herbert
  • DNA test casts doubt on detective
  • Around the state
  • Methodists designate new bishop for Florida
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