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March 15, 2001
Tampa Bay: March 15, 2001 South Pinellas County news
Former foes shun Baker, Ford
The absence of endorsements from losers of the primary shows scant enthusiasm for the winners.

Chief was right in dispute with Ford
ST. PETERSBURG -- Police Chief Goliath Davis III is right that the Police Department has been staffed above its "authorized strength" of sworn officers for months, according to public records that mayoral candidate Kathleen Ford implied might prove him wrong.

Intolerance abounds, black leader says
The NAACP president urges a crowd at Eckerd College to focus on similarities, not differences.

Free tax assistance
These sites are open through April 15 for free tax assistance offered by Volunteer Income Tax Assistance project (VITA) and AARP, formerly known as American Association of Retired Persons (for older taxpayers). Taxpayers should bring all pertinent records and last year's returns to the sites.

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