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March 18, 2001
Tampa Bay: March 18, 2001
Withering blight
[Times photo: Fred Victorin]
Money is coming in to rehabilitate historic 22nd Street S and remove "some of the blight" from the onetime hub of the black community.
South Pinellas County news
Fixture faces 'fresh blood' in Gulfport on Tuesday
Jack Olsen has been on the council for 10 years. Dawn Fisher says: "People are ready for a change."

Poll worker counseled after beach election
A man filed a complaint saying the worker berated a candidate who wanted to watch ballots be packed up.

Bus depot planned near new YMCA
The Central Plaza Terminal is a $2.6-million project. Construction is expected to take nine to 10 months.

Home Depot stoplight decision delayed
A board wants further study after hearing appeals for a stoplight on Park Boulevard.

Some changes would help city
A Charter Review Commission was appointed last year to recommend changes to the document that sets forth the basic rules of city governance in St. Petersburg, and its work has stirred little controversy. It recommended 10 City Charter amendments, all of which face voters on March 27, and many of which would make simple clarifications of language. Here are our recommendations:

Fans pay homage to Earnhardt during fest
At Country in the Park, stock cars were displayed, and fans paused for a memorial service for No. 3.

Neighborhood briefs
Museum seeks women artists

Spring training games a hot ticket
The Blue Jays, Phillies and Devil Rays have their mitts on bigger sales than last year.

Business briefs
Orthopedic surgeon inducted into group

Thrift shop to close doors, look elsewhere
The Lakeview store will have a sale, then close Saturday. Another Pinellas spot is sought. A grocery may move in.

Campaign calendar

Hospital plans Wellness Day for kids ages 8 to 12
All Children's Hospital will sponsor a Wellness Day for Children from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The program, taught by All Children's staff and Medical Explorers, is designed for children ages 8-12. It will be held at the Education and Conference Center, 701 Fourth St. S, St. Petersburg. Cost is $15 per child.

Officials investigate suspicious house fire
ST. PETERSBURG -- Fire officials are investigating a suspicious blaze that burned a vacant, two-story house early Saturday but are not linking it to recent arsons near downtown.

2-year circumnavigation expected to end today
The crew overcame storms, injuries, pirates and an earthquake in their effort to raise worldwide awareness of cancer.

Summer camps downtown provide a creative outlet
As you start planning your summer calendar with activities and child care for your kids, be sure to consider the camps at the St. Petersburg Arts Center on Central Avenue. The non-profit center offers 10 weeks of art camp, each with a different theme.

Cost of Lealman fire station is on the rise
Originally discussed at $1-million, county fire officials are now recommending a $2.2-million budget.

YouthBuild graduates 16 in school-work program
ST. PETERSBURG -- A program targeting high-school dropouts graduated 16 young people Wednesday at the Enoch D. Davis Center. YouthBuild of St. Petersburg combines construction skills with academic learning for youths ages 16 to 24.

Question the candidates
As the March 27 general election approaches, the Times will ask questions designed to help voters learn where the mayoral candidates stand on important issues facing the city. Candidates are asked to keep their responses to fewer than 300 words. Answers are edited only if they exceed that length.

What's up on campus

The week ahead

Library gets ready to show new digs
The Pinellas Park Library has added a snack nook, computers and lots of new space.

Gymnast from East Lake flips for University of Denver
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.

Classic Ladies, Kroeger roll through tourney at Dunedin
The Classic Ladies captured the Division I title and Jodi Kroeger won the division singles and all-events crowns as the Clearwater Women's Association City Tournament ended last Sunday at Dunedin Lanes.

St. Petersburg man Ferreira finds success at end of Trail
The day after Mike Ferreira of St. Petersburg ran in the National Championship 15K in Jacksonville, the annual Gate River Run, he bounced back smartly and finished first and second in the two Friendship Trail Bridge races.

City chiefs here and in S Africa plan swap
If the temporary exchange is approved, the city managers of Treasure Island and Port Shepstone will switch places.

Tampa Bay headlines
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  • Aisenberg case moves to TV
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  • Profits & patients
  • Tampa Bay briefs
  • Charter school falters in first year
  • Week in review

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • City's new leaders size up agenda
  • Rings show more than school pride
  • Greek Independence festivities roll on
  • Critical crossroads
  • Association fees may cost couple their home
  • Ringing in a new generation
  • We can do more to make students feel safe
  • Times recommends
  • Headlines through the years
  • North Pinellas briefs
  • All residents urged to have X-rays taken
  • Mark your calendar
  • Series of law classes continues at campus
  • New Clearwater commission sizes up agenda
  • Gymnast from East Lake flips for Denver school
  • Soroptimists honor women at luncheon
  • Wander Pinellas
  • Shopping night benefits Dress for Success
  • Principal fulfills his dream, starts club on one wheel
  • Students create virtual art gallery on the Internet
  • Foundation distributing free child I.D. kits

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • On a bug safari
  • Bulletin board

  • News of Florida
  • Phone lobbyists busy
  • Lawmakers debate 2 new voucher bills

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