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September 17, 2000

Mary Jo Melone
At one couple's table, much disquiet
You have to wonder.

Top stories
Lower risk jobs get high pension
Senior school security officers are certified to make arrests, but unwritten policy stops them from doing so. Some say being qualified justifies higher benefits.

Exam exemption lures kids to school
In a new law, the Legislature erased an attendance incentive: exam exemptions. But many schools will continue the practice.

State may escalate war on beetles
BROOKSVILLE -- State agricultural officials are considering declaring an emergency in Hernando County's beetle battle.

Storm-wary stock up
Residents recalling the no-name storm or worrying over reports lash down their boats, lug sandbags and line up in stores, just in case.

Gifts-for-guns campaign thrives
So many people brought in unwanted weapons that some headquarters ran out of gift certificates.

South Pinellas headlines
  • Local road closures open fierce arguments
  • Interim chief won't discipline captain
  • Found: Pet chicken; friendly -- no cooks
  • Bay Vista program needs more students
  • Council approves pay raises for itself
  • Blind Pass plan protects families
  • Violence intervention effort working
  • Regional campus expands boundaries
  • Cafe brings flavor of West Coast
  • Real estate agent takes the lead in renovations
  • Public to hear about floodplain plan
  • Grotto members adjust to smaller building
  • Gulfport police stick with union
  • Beach art center offers classes
  • YMCA cheering section braces heat
  • Man seeks two girls he saved from stings
  • Decision delayed on 1901 Club
  • News is good, bad for Pinellas Park
  • City to sponsor giant greeting card contest
  • Kenneth City attorney to get a raise
  • An activist on wheels
  • Class has a good beat, and you can dance to it
  • Merchants attempt to combat prostitution
  • Group to discuss Super Bowl, BayWalk
  • Family center still short of funds
  • YouthBuild offers training program for youths 16-24
  • Pinellas Park's approval inches Lealman district closer to merger
  • Seminar to focus on issues facing caregivers
  • Manager instilling his love for game
  • New management revamping Skyway
  • Wet gear doesn't stop Warhoop 5K winner

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Mexican community celebrates past, present
  • New era awaits County Commission
  • As city grows, so do its salaries
  • Longtime dream of Olympic glory runs in family
  • 'Sonny' delivered fun to Ozona
  • Annex prompts new fire proposal
  • Stadium will improve life in Clearwater
  • Proposed library puts vision, faith to test
  • One hurt, one jailed in boating accident
  • A Sweet September for many swimmers
  • Electric current again dies out in Clearwater
  • Senior center serves breakfast buffet
  • Low-cost decorating workshops scheduled

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • An underwater escape
  • Judge will hear motion on behalf of bailiff

  • News of Florida
  • State District 108 winner bound to breach barrier
  • Florida briefs
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