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June 6, 2001

Tampa Bay: June 6, 2001
Close call
[Times photo: Cherie Diez]
A year-end school party at a public pool evolves into a frantic effort to save a 7-year-old boy's life.
South Pinellas County news
City to pay for travel to Japan
Council members Earnest Williams and Bill Foster will use their city travel funds for the August trip.

Officials apologize following argument
The Madeira Beach mayor and Board of Adjustment chairman say they want to put the incident behind them.

Postal site ranks high in rebirth of Midtown
Residents near 22nd Street S hope the area's renewal into a business district brings a retail store that sells stamps.

Tennis Center, neighbors can prosper
Re: St. Petersburg Tennis Center.

Pickup truck hits car head-on, injuring 2
The truck's driver says he was trying to avoid rear-ending a vehicle that stopped suddenly.

Package deal: auto shop and post office
Eddie's Auto Repair, 4001 Sixth St. S, is the latest business to add postal services in south Pinellas County.

Uncharted (frozen) waters
Lazarev Bay gives the Antarctic team a chance to study krill and penguins in and around forming icebergs.

Sailing through their disabilities
Sailability Florida lets people with disabilities -- both veteran and novice -- go out on the water.

Aggressive or cute, the point is made
It's definitely a sellers' market at Re-Max Action First, but will the city let the signs stand?

Duke program honors seventh-graders for SAT

Best of the best
EDITOR'S NOTE: They have the highest grade point averages in their classes, but it doesn't stop there. The Class of 2001 valedictorians and salutatorians also have found time to participate in school clubs, sports and community activities. Over the next several weeks, Top of the Class will pay tribute to these outstanding individuals.

Find a dead dove? Agency will take it
The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission wants to find out what's killing ring-necked doves.

Three schools team up, practice crisis readiness
Principals at Sexton, Meadowlawn and Northeast are pleased with results during a drill, but the plan needs fine-tuning.

Quirks dot the past of 'sleepy' St. Petersburg
Snippets include a prosperous transient who traveled here in 1916 to meet William Jennings Bryan.

Maverick swimmer sets marks nationally
ST. PETERSBURG -- Florida Maverick Masters swimmer Florence Carr, 75, set three national records while winning all six of her events last month at a national meet.

Staying a top school is tricky
Principals say that good state grades portend a bad report the next year because room for improvement is small and avenues to failure are many.

Midtown's postal quest addressed
Residents near 22nd Street S hope the area's renewal into a business district brings a retail store that sells stamps.

Hospital volunteers wave a half-century of hellos
In the early 1950s, a decade and a half before All Children's Hospital opened, two women began donating their time.

Officials envision new city projects
Suggestions made by the participants will have to be approved by the City Council before plan revisions can begin.

Lealman fire district faces rise in costs
The effect on the tax rate depends on whether the county allows the district to collect certain business taxes.

Neighborhood briefs
Neighborhood kicks off revitalization

Treasure Island women's squad breaks even in Naples
Treasure Island Tennis and Yacht Club's 4.0 women's super senior team faced stiff competition in last weekend's USTA Florida Section Championships in Naples.

Lakewood team captures third in national event
Competing May 25-27 in the National High School Team Racing Championship in Massachusetts, Lakewood finished third overall in the 12-team finals round for the Toby Baker Trophy.

Teenage amateurs Tryon, Takacs capture attention
Whereas professional golfers predictably dominated the U.S. Open local qualifiers last month, two teenage amateurs stole the spotlight in the Legacy at Alaqua Lakes course in Longwood.

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