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March 18, 2001

Tampa Bay: March 18, 2001
Association fees may cost couple their home
[Times photo: Carrie Pratt]
The family moved from battling cancer to battling in court after their homeowners association sold their home at auction to collect dues.
North Pinellas County news

City's new leaders size up agenda
The new and old members agree on many things and the mayor expects to make progress on several fronts.

Rings show more than school pride
Career aspirations, hobbies or heritage. Class rings today are more than just symbols of where you went to school.

A diverse lot makes for heated forums
As Tuesday's election in Tarpon Springs draws near, political talks have grown more intense.

Times recommends
On March 11 the Times published detailed recommendations of candidates in Tuesday's Tarpon Springs election. Here is a summary of those recommendations:

Greek Independence festivities roll on
TARPON SPRINGS -- Greek Independence Day events continue today with a Doxology and Divine Liturgy at 11:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

Critical crossroads
Numerous wrecks. One death. The tragedies could have been avoided if two Seminole locations had stoplights, some residents say.

We can do more to make students feel safe
When I was a 10th-grader, a student with a gun terrorized my high school.

Headlines through the years
A look back at the events, people and places that made North Pinellas the unique place that it is. The information is compiled from past editions of the St. Petersburg Times.

North Pinellas briefs
Literacy Council needs volunteers

All residents urged to have X-rays taken
Headlines through the years

Mark your calendar

Series of law classes continues at campus
CLEARWATER -- You don't have to be a lawyer to learn about the law. The People's Law School, a series of free sessions sponsored by the Clearwater Bar Association, continues through May.

New Clearwater commission sizes up agenda
The new and old members agree on many things and the mayor expects to make progress on several fronts.

Gymnast from East Lake flips for Denver school
When Ashley Shible (East Lake) visited the University of Denver, the school and its surroundings were a perfect fit for the two-time Level 10 national vault champion.

Soroptimists honor women at luncheon
Eight women were honored recently at a luncheon at Carlouel Yacht Club for their contributions to the community by Soroptimist International of Upper Pinellas.

Wander Pinellas
Great Explorations (The Pier), 800 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, a hands-on museum. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. Admission: $4 ages 3-55, children under 3 admitted free, $2 senior citizens. Call 821-8992.

Shopping night benefits Dress for Success
PALM HARBOR -- The HarborSprings Woman's Club, along with Dress for Success Tampa Bay and Stein Mart, will host a private shopping night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight.

Principal fulfills his dream, starts club on one wheel
When David Schmitt started as principal of Oldsmar Elementary School in 1995, he was able to fulfill a dream he had had since he first became a teacher: He started a unicycle club.

Students create virtual art gallery on the Internet
A group of East Lake High School students has found a way to combine a love of art with an interest in the Internet. They are creating a virtual art gallery to display their works and those of other aspiring artists at the school.

Foundation distributing free child I.D. kits
LARGO -- Free child photo I.D. and fingerprint kits are available through the Missing Children Awareness Foundation Inc., 13094 95th St. N, Largo.

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