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April 1, 2001
Fischer goes out a quiet winner
[Times photo: Bill Serne]
ST. PETERSBURG -- Face it, St. Petersburg. The mayor you've repeatedly elected is one of the few politicians who make Al Gore look charismatic by comparison.
Mary Jo Melone
A master at doing what he loves says it's time to leave it behind
Now and then, the slightly stooped man in the faded Ironman ball cap and the wraparound sunglasses gazes across the bay from the patio at the end of St. Petersburg's North Shore Pool. The man is George Bole, the coach of St. Petersburg's storied Masters Swim Team, and he is waiting for his own coaches to surface.

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South Pinellas headlines
  • Fischer goes out a quiet winner
  • City braces for Blind Pass Road disruption
  • It's showtime again
  • Developer considers Gateway Centre site
  • More bike lanes signal a progressive county
  • Robbery suspect still in critical condition
  • Man injured in fall at construction site
  • Town considers switch in policing
  • Youth teams compete on fields -- and for them
  • Revamped library opens today in Pinellas Park
  • Publix turns in site plans for store
  • What's up on campus
  • The week ahead
  • Chamber to sell bus passes
  • Landmark business may sport expansion
  • Doctor elected as group's governor
  • Coming in from the cold
  • Festival maintains a tradition of change
  • Festival schedule
  • Rain can't mar fete for departing mayor
  • All official meetings to appear on cable TV
  • Rain spoils ditch repair, so city workers fix it again
  • Senior job fair to be held April 21
  • A tricky lane-ending awaits I-275 travelers
  • Housing for low-income disabled, seniors available
  • Community Day puts focus on recycling
  • Child-care subsidies rescue waiting moms
  • Government calendar
  • School needs vendors for Mayfest event
  • Treasure Island bridge to close again
  • Public input asked on new area water sources
  • New council, mayor installed today
  • 'Great experience' is coming to end for Slavik
  • Florida Senior Stars let good times roll
  • For the record
  • Teats makes Oldsmar proud in Armadillo Run

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • The water enforcers
  • Business has big plans for small town
  • Rising rents may silence puppet theater
  • Arsenic in ground has many secrets
  • Freshman mayor gets few demerits
  • Acceptable behavior?
  • Safety Harbor's slight cannot be overlooked
  • Principal's action may have averted trouble in the future
  • National Library Week celebrated
  • Clearwater woman in 25th year of coma
  • Mason's 100th birthday celebrated
  • Second hotel to grace gateway to Oldsmar
  • Exercise classes target arthritic
  • 'Great experience' is coming to end for former Pirate
  • Career counselor offers advice for tight job market

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Felon list troubling for some voters
  • Hispanic students brave a new world
  • Man dies in early morning shooting
  • Alzheimer's association to hold intensive seminar
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