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July 1, 2001

Pretty as a picture

Though the world was at war in February 1945, a St. Petersburg teenager smiled sunnily from the cover of Life magazine. She was already learning that real life isn't always a day at the beach. Story

Learning to live with alligators
Be alert around water, and remember: Never feed wild animals.

Yankee Doodle dawdler
This will be my first Fourth of July as an American citizen.

Arts Talk
Tampa Museum of Art for $1

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Competition has local dance scene hopping
TAMPA -- The fall launch of the Classical Ballet Training Program enters the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center into the mix of arts venues, public school programs, small local ballet companies and private studios that politely vie for dance students and their parents' dollars.

Raising the barre
The bay area's dance scene gets a lift as Haydee Gutierrez launches the Classical Ballet Training Program for the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center.

Jack Lemmon's sweet misfits of life
The tributes to the late Jack Lemmon concentrated on his comedies, especially his hilariously odd couplings with Walter Matthau.

Budget hits a low note
The Florida Orchestra, facing a deficit of as much as $400,000 for the past season, wants to fill its endowment coffers along with its conducting positions.

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