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September 12, 2001

Tampa Bay: September 12, 2001 South Pinellas County news
Sax player Sylvester Austin got his start in St. Petersburg
ST. PETERSBURG -- Sylvester "Sil" Austin, a veteran jazz recording artist who got his start with the tenor saxophone in St. Petersburg, has died at 71.

Help shifted to overcrowded Tyrone
Seven teachers from underpopulated schools are being reshuffled to the elementary school, but the process is disruptive to students and teachers.

A fond goodbye to an old Y
A 1927 landmark that hosted nude swimming, teen parties and, of course, sports and fitness will largely close.

Sharing the task of keeping kids safe
Re: Traumatic episode has a happy ending, Aug. 29.

Family, friends mourn death of a salesman
TREASURE ISLAND -- "It's who you know and the smile on your face! . . . And that's the wonder, the wonder of this country, that a man can end with diamonds here on the basis of being liked!" -- Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman.

Intersection plan finds little support
County commissioners have trouble seeing a reason to alter 113th Street at Walker Avenue.

Melrose mosaic
While Melrose Elementary was being renovated, students painted hundreds of tiles. Now they cover a wall.

Beach Drive women's shop to change name, keep service
Johnston of Florida will become Copland's, and sees the new Neiman Marcus as no threat.

Plans brew for 300 block of Beach Drive
The Beach Park Motor Inn may make way for a high-end hotel. Behind it condos, another hotel and stores are envisioned.

Senior swimmers succeed
ST. PETERSBURG -- The St. Petersburg-based Florida Mavericks entered just seven swimmers in the Long Course Meters National Championships last month, but it was enough to place second of 135 teams in the small-team division.

Show explores the possibilities, variety of art
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH -- Many times, art consists of paint applied to canvas and paper.

Theft of truck hurts owner and program
SEMINOLE -- When someone stole Mary Urquhart's truck from her driveway on Aug. 17, the person not only burdened her and her family but strained the Horses and the Handicapped program, run by the Kiwanis Club of Seminole.

'Riding is a great equalizer,' a teacher says
A Horses and the Handicapped rider has become an instructor for a program that builds confidence.

Campground hearing postponed for talks
SEMINOLE -- A hearing for Holiday Campground Inc. and La Perla Development Group has been postoned until Oct. 2. Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge John Lenderman will preside over the 3:30 p.m hearing at the Judicial Building in downtown St. Petersburg.

Neighborhood briefs
Lealman Fire District to acquire new equipment

Links benefits Scouts at a true garden party
As long as the weather is on your side, no nicer place exists in St. Petersburg as a party venue than Sunken Gardens.

Dear speeders in Seminole: They're watching
If you're planning on zipping through Seminole this week, be prepared to say hello to Deputy Darren Romero and his friends.

My son departs home, arriving at adulthood
The trip to New Haven, Conn. began badly.

Intern's work with kids crosses several barriers
ST. PETERSBURG -- As she gestures in sign language, her eyes roll and her hands slap her lap. Excitement, hanging in the air, suddenly floods toward her as a gaggle of preschoolers bound her way.

Group plans convention to organize its activism
The fledgling group, called CUSP for short, will push issues in economic development, housing, wages, education and the environment.

Neighbors say 'twins' are too tall
The two homes under construction are legal, but critics say they will overwhelm the landscape.

Beaches notebook
Gulfport playground gets $50,000

Government calendar

Focus on volunteers
More than 50 local, non-profit organizations will participate in the 2-1-1 Volunteer Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at ParkSide in Pinellas Park.

Military news
Marine Cpl. W. Michael Jayne, son of Karen L. and William T. Jayne of St. Petersburg, was promoted to his present rank while serving with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Injury proves two hands are better than one
Carlos Gallisa believes a wrist injury improved his tennis game.

Sailing center is preparing for world event
The World Disabled Sailing Championships will be coming to Tampa Bay for the first time in late October.

Petrillo loses poise, tourney
Putting it positively, golfers have good and not-so-good days.

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