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July 1, 2001

Tampa Bay: July 1, 2001
Sense of community
What are the ties that bind? What is the sense of community in south Pinellas? You are invited to read about all these areas that make up southern Pinellas County's neighborhoods.
A Special Report
South Pinellas County news
Here's a refresher course on names behind schools
As two new schools are named, here's a reminder about the men, and a woman, whose names are attached to older schools.

One killed, two injured in accident
One person was killed and two were injured Friday night in a four-car crash in Manatee County near the Sunshine Skyway.

Macaroni Grill adds feather to mall's cap
The restaurant chain is scheduled to open it's first St. Petersburg outlet on Tyrone Boulevard in March.

Week ahead
TODAY

As crime increases, police offer safety tips
More crimes are being committed along 34th Street S. But police say a few simple steps can go a long way.

Welcome, Seminole, to Neighborhood Times
You may not know this -- and may not care -- but I am taking a few lines to talk about it anyway. Ever since Neighborhood Times was created a number of years ago, four different versions have been published every Wednesday and Sunday. Each is designed to give you news about your specific area in lower Pinellas County: Northeast, Southeast, West and the Gulf Beaches.

Fireworks have Seminole fuming
In the city's many expansions, it has taken on unwanted problems, such as a temporary tent for fireworks sales.

Poppy's reveres the Cuban sandwich
Joan and Randy Bennett have opened Poppy's Place at 9641 Bay Pines Blvd., Seminole. Cuban sandwiches are the specialty; the menu also includes black beans and rice, hoagies and salads. The business, which includes a deli and a bar, seats 55. Joan, who became a Cuban sandwich connoisseur while employed at Rio Cuban Sandwiches, in St. Petersburg, is in charge of daily operations. Randy manages the tavern division. Poppy's is open Monday through Saturday.

Kiwanians arrive, bearing exciting gifts
They weren't prepared for the stir caused by the arrival of 50 books at a day care center. They're eager to give out more.

Officials: Growth is carefully paced
Critics worry that Seminole's growing annexation may bring higher taxes, but officials rebuff such concerns.

Dilapidated house may be demolished
PINELLAS PARK -- The house at 7050 78th Ave. N is in such bad repair that it's dangerous, City Council said and on Thursday voted to raze the home.

Join our dogged pursuit of road hazards and help
Hello, Seminole!

Peru quake: Up close and very personal
A St. Petersburg missionary family working in Peru watched as their neighborhood crumbled in June's earthquake.

Before agreement, fur flies
South Pasadena commissioners vote to allow ballot measures on a night of testy exchanges. For one thing, a thorn in Mayor Fred Held's side steps up his criticism.

Vacation is made easier cruising with a mouse
These days when my 2-year-old refuses to eat, get dressed, get undressed or go to bed, her mantra is the same each time: "Mickey Mouse boat. Mickey Mouse boat. Go back to Mickey Mouse boat, pleeeeeease."

Neighborhood notebook
Bicycle rodeo offers chance to hone skills

Before agreement, fur flies in South Pasadena
Commissioners vote to allow ballot measures on a night of testy exchanges. For one thing, a thorn in Mayor Fred Held's side steps up his criticism.

A diner born in New Jersey grows old at beach and will retire today
ST. PETE BEACH -- Ziggy and Helen Radvil first set eyes on the Pelican Diner while honeymooning in 1966. They stopped in for a milkshake.

Soaked neighborhood looks for help from St. Petersburg
A new drainage plan will provide nearly 20 times the current drainage capacity, an official says. Residents remain skeptical.

Cities consider 3 bridge designs
A new John's Pass Bridge, scheduled for construction in 2004 or 2005, will link Madeira Beach and Treasure Island. Now those cities' commissions hope to join forces to endorse a bridge design.

What's up on campus
Stetson University College of Law

New coach, swimmers aim higher at SPCC
The summer swim season is nearly half over, but for Alissa McBee the fun is just beginning.

Center owner Stealy implements ideas from convention exhibits
Twedt's and Ten Pin Lanes owner Bobbie Stealy toured the Bowling Proprietors Association of America (BPAA) international convention in Las Vegas recently and came home with some goodies for her centers.


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