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April 18, 2001
Tampa Bay: April 18, 2001
Woman, 87, forced to sell family home
[Times photo: Dirk Shadd]
An 87-year-old crime victim is forced to leave the home her husband built in 1956. Once a source of comfort and safety, it's now for sale.
South Pinellas County news
All Children's buys land to expand services
The immediate goal of All Children's $70-million, 20-year project is to upgrade the neonatal unit and the cardiac program.

Cold-blooded killers don't see red
Re: Cameras may police red-light violators, by Andrew Meacham, April 8.

Board says no to leveling church
The Historic Preservation Commission opposes the downtown Episcopal church's plan for a parking lot.

'Fiddler' is coming to town
ST. PETERSBURG -- Veteran lawyer Michael Schwartzberg is back in his favorite outside-the-courtroom role.

Straw Goat closing doors
The Straw Goat "is like part of the St. Petersburg family," one says. But the owners have something else on their minds after 31 years: travel.

School briefs
Northside Christian presents "Cinderella'

Young minds go to sea
A marine science class, part of an after-school program, plunges students into another world.

High school to tend to neglected areas
Fundraising campaigns at St. Petersburg High have the old field house, media center and band uniforms in mind.

Clients of prostitutes will receive 'Dear John' letters
Roser Park neighbors are collecting vehicle information when they suspect dirty deeds.

The case against lots of horse waste
At least 10 neighbors want a stable to deal with its collection. That is apparently being done.

Concert to honor judge, benefit Sanderlin Center
Funds raised by local performers at the Palladium on Sunday will help renovate the center's non-functioning kitchen.

Farragut upholds tradition of exploring minds, space
Only the U.S. Naval Academy has had more men walk on the moon than the school located in St. Petersburg.

Horse lovers hit their stride at rural stable
Countryside Hunters offers an escape into the woods and lessons in horseback riding.

Students become stars in class movies
Fourth- and fifth-graders have fun and work as teams during a video project that complements their class work.

Neighborhood briefs
Reclaimed water plant closes for updates

Focus on volunteers
True Expressions, a non-profit organization that provides peer support, educational programs and social activities for young people dealing with sexual orientation issues, is looking for volunteers. Opportunities include weekly peer support group meetings, setting up and running a new drop-in center in St. Petersburg, and fundraising. Call 866-1955 or leave a message on the organization's pager, (727) 553-8783.

Good Life winners qualify for Senior Games
Area players captured gold medals in women's and men's singles and doubles and mixed doubles in the Good Life Games.

Several local cyclists appear near top of leaderboard
USA Cycling road racers are in the midst of their spring season, during which locals have been sprinting, climbing and time trialing away for Florida Series Points.

Crown returns to Hillsborough
After three consecutive winners from Pinellas, Terrell Italiano of Palma Ceia Country Club returned the West Coast Women's Golf Association championship to Hillsborough County.

Tampa Bay headlines
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  • Murderer's death sentence questioned
  • Pinellas stiffens watering fines, enforcement
  • School Board okays change of principals
  • Missing mom is found dead
  • Tampa Bay briefs
  • Police say teen almost runs over 3 during evacuation drill
  • Postpartum depression can be severe

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Teacher sues over student's drawing
  • Safety Harbor loosens sign rules
  • Oh, what a beautiful deal for teen actors
  • Theater wants to buy playhouse property
  • Authorities arrest man in insurance fraud case
  • Killdeer eggs nestle by tiny train tracks
  • Gun vote again ends in a draw
  • Man gets 6 years for 4 bank robberies
  • Arsenic too little to close play area
  • Palm Harbor teacher sues over drawing
  • Company thrives on the art of doing business
  • Salvation Army to move into hospital
  • Business briefs
  • Authorities arrest fifth man in car insurance fraud case

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Activists press schools to use reading program
  • Business briefs

  • News of Florida
  • Bill expands disabled vouchers
  • Bill would create dads' registry
  • NAACP, 46 prison guards claim harassment, racism, retaliation
  • Touching treated wood may pose risk
  • 'It's food, drink and injections'
  • Bills place Florida Bar in state's cross hairs
  • Legislature 2001
  • Around the state
  • McKay signals some flexibility on tax cuts
  • Error underestimates arsenic risk
  • Arsenic facts and tips

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