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April 14, 2001

Tampa Bay: April 14, 2001
France honors WWII Normandy veterans
[Times photo: Carrie Pratt]
The French government recognizes 55 men who participated in the invasion on June 6, 1944.
North Pinellas County news

Second mallard skewered by a dart
Rescuers will try to catch both ducks again today. The second wounded duck was discovered Friday.

As man advances, officer pulls trigger
CLEARWATER -- Larry Nelson pulled his turquise Mercury Sable to the foot of the driveway Friday morning. He left the motor running, the driver's side door open and his passenger in the front seat.

Playground ruled safe for children
Arsenic levels pose little risk, a consultant finds, and the Sunshine Playground will reopen soon.

Authorities discourage 'Greek bombs'
Easter often is marked by the explosion of homemade bombs. Church and police officials urge Tarpon Springs residents to refrain this weekend.

Controlled burn jumps line; two hospitalized
TARPON SPRINGS -- Two Florida Department of Environmental Protection employees were taken to Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital around 6 p.m. Friday after fighting a fire on a spoil island in the Anclote River.

Man accused of beating and robbing cab driver
TARPON SPRINGS -- Benjamin T. Hayes, 22, of Tarpon Springs was charged Thursday morning with beating and robbing a cab driver.

Tarpon Springs orders Web business to close
The attorney for says the company's business is on the Internet, not in the city. An appeal is planned.

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Building's new incarnation nearly complete
As the former Alzheimer's center prepares for a new use, several other projects are bringing Dunedin new life.

Marathon's economic impact tripled, event organizers say
Organizers of the Florida Gulf Beaches Marathon say the January event brought $393,000 to Tampa Bay, tripling its economic impact from last year.

Religion briefly
EASTER BAKE AND CRAFTS: The Wesley Girl's Circle of the Community United Methodist Church invites you to an Easter crafts and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Manahan Hall at 207 Buckingham Ave. E, Oldsmar. Lunch will be available. Call (813) 855-3026.

Jewish ritual celebrates Resurrection
Messianic Jews will gather Sunday morning to observe the Jewish significance of Jesus' rising from the dead.

North Pinellas briefs
Woman at the center of prayer debate to speak

Tampa Bay headlines
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  • Tampa Bay briefs
  • INS blocks Al-Najjar from working

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  • Four charged in restaurant robberies
  • For some, it's a day to begin anew
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  • Tampa man named to handle appeals for death row inmates
  • Religion calendar
  • A closer look: one Hillsborough church
  • Lawyers seek bribery case reversal

  • News of Florida
  • EPA isn't helping, Bush tells president
  • Health officials push chicken pox vaccine
  • Former UF president dies at 85
  • Hey kids, no tetanus shots . . . for now
  • Sharks bite 7 in Daytona Beach area
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