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May 30, 2001

Tampa Bay: May 30, 2001
One of their own
[Times photo: Fred Victorin]
The "family" of a longtime dishwasher and Elvis fan offers comfort and the trip of a lifetime as he deals with cancer.
South Pinellas County news
Pleas to save trees could be too late
Some residents are protesting the in-progress construction of town homes on undeveloped land.

Support mounts to bail out of flood plan
Pinellas Park officials, stung by the county's denial of a funding deal, lean toward abandoning a Park Boulevard upgrade.

City is wrong in gymnasium dispute
Once again, the constitutionally guaranteed rights of the black community are being threatened. The special provisions imposed on Uhuru's Black Gym of Our Own by the City Council of St. Petersburg in effect maintain the city's longstanding policy of denying federal funds to black community-based groups living in areas for which these very funds are allocated.

An inspiration born of adversity
A St. Petersburg woman fights a battle for her future and stays optimistic all the way.

Military news
Marine Corps Master Sgt. Jeffrey A. Peterson of Gulfport is retiring from the military after 22 years of active duty.

Focus on volunteers
The Volunteer Action Center has compiled a Summer Youth Volunteer Guide designed for young people interested in working with a Pinellas County non-profit agency this summer. The guide includes an agency description, contact names and phone numbers. For information, call Antoinette Siebens at 550-4035.

It's dirty work, and she's glad to do it
A geologist breaks out on her own as an environmental consultant after working for others for years.

A separate peace
Dread taking the kids to dinner? Saffron's offers a way to keep them close by, but not too close by.

Students honored for citizenship, scholarship

Best of the Best

Neighborhood briefs
YMCA offers new facility for membership info

State, county investigating bird deaths
More than 40 ring-necked doves have died in two weeks in Crescent Heights and Disston Heights.

Boys and Girls Clubs celebrate success
Times are good for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast, and about 150 supporters gathered Thursday at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club to celebrate them at the annual dinner.

Drop off chemical waste at these sites
TREASURE ISLAND -- Safely pitch your household chemical waste -- including old electronic equipment -- on Saturday in Indian Rocks Beach or Treasure Island.

Pediatrician for the needy will serve in New Mexico
The doctor at the Johnnie Ruth Clarke Health Center sampled Wall Street before a career in public health.

Flying Tiger who earned his stripes starts chapter
An 83-year-old has started a Tampa Bay area chapter of the Distinguished Flying Cross Society.

Island Community Theater to stage '50s music review
ST. PETE BEACH -- The Island Community Theatre will present The Fabulous Fifties: A 2001 Musical Variety Revue at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Center Stage, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach.

Kids get water-saving education
Water officials are teaching schoolchildren about conservation through a spoof of the Three Little Pigs.

Advocate: Mentally ill need a shelter
After police make trespassing arrests, Steve Kersker asks what the city should do for those "too sick to change."

2 of Florida's top math teachers work in Pinellas
Two of the three finalists for a national math and science teaching award work in Pinellas County.

Treasure Island captures elusive national berth
The third time was a charm.

Armstrong and teammates are preparing for Le Tour
American professional cyclist Lance Armstrong and his U.S. Postal Service teammates are in Spain, training for Le Tour deFrance, which is scheduled for July 7-29.

Thompson posts Late Model win on his second attempt
Jimmy Thompson was sweating and smiling when he dragged himself through the window of his No. 11 Late Model car.

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