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April 16, 2001

Her second wind breathes life into treasured dolls
[Times photo: Douglas Clifford]
PORT RICHEY -- Paul Dierking stands before a collection of severed limbs, chipped porcelain and decapitated, undressed stuffed bodies he found stowed in cardboard boxes in his attic.
Despite drought, Pinellas valves spit out water
State law requires that county pipes be purged of stagnant water, which may lose its disinfectant.

Teachers make homework optional
At Northwest Elementary, nine faculty members let parents decide whether an assignment must be done.

Recession? Locals say business is booming
There is something that a local manufacturer of customized motorcycles, aluminum fencing and scuba diving equipment have in common.

Pride shows in post's involvement
I am proud to be the commander of the busiest, most active American Legion Post in West Pasco, particularly in our children and youth programs.

Family trip turns into tragedy
A family in a van is struck head-on by a car going the wrong way. A mother of three is killed. The car's driver also dies.

Applying to PHCC now only requires a computer
This week the school begins moving many services -- including student applications -- to the World Wide Web.

Keystone residents criticize tree loss
They say a developer promised to save as many as possible. They also fear a fast-food chain will move in.

Church denied slivers of land
The Tampa Palms taxing district will not give the church about half an acre near Bruce B. Downs Boulevard.

Tampa City Council adopts Somerset rezoning proposal
As part of the project to build offices, the developer will buy two existing homes on the site and convert them.  

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