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September 23, 2001

Tampa Bay: September 23, 2001 South Pinellas County news
Parents hope son's ship comes home on schedule
The USS Kearsarge is scheduled to come home for repairs in mid October. But military plans could change that.

Pakistani family gets used to U.S. ways
"I have fallen in love with this country," says the mother of two rising tennis stars.

Firefighters' lesson all too real
They were studying responses to terrorism when the first plane slammed into the World Trade Center.

Busboy serves up a beacon of Liberty
The college student crafts the Statue of Liberty with foil to cover leftovers. This, he says, "is my way to show patriotism."

Dr. Delay
Courtesy seems to be in driver's seat for now
Has anybody else noticed that since the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., highway traffic seems to have slowed down a little bit around here?

Campus crowd clamors for insight
At a discussion at USF St. Petersburg, some call for responses other than -- or in addition to -- military action.

Group that promotes peace has new leader
A library director from Alabama heads an organization that sponsors a national essay contest.

Mail brings slur, threat to citizen born in Iran
A couple married for 10 1/2 years had never encountered nasty comments until the postcard arrived.

Sojourners grateful to be home -- and alive
Headed back from Italy and France, travelers are diverted to Newfoundland and endure agonizing waits.

250 people suggest songs for new tower
Treasure Island plans to unveil the new clock tower and carillons at a celebration Oct. 20.

25th music spectacular to feature band alums
Marching Warhawks invite alumni to join the band in a patriotic song at the Oct. 6 event, in which 19 bands will compete.

Recreation center at last ready to host fun
After many problems and long delays, the largest project in the city's 31-year history, at $6.1-million, will open its doors on Oct. 6.

Pinellas Park firefighters, police deal for top pay
New contracts pending with police officers and firefighters put them among the highest paid in Pinellas County.

Groups move to make way for station
The Pinellas Park Art Society and chamber of commerce will move to ParkSide before a new town center is built.

Blood donors needed all year long
The volunteers who lined up in the bay area to donate blood were much appreciated and are to be commended.

Beaches notebook
Treasure Island to look at tax, sewer rate boost

Patching sidewalk isn't easy
The specifications for fixing the Kenneth City walkway were confusing, leaving widely disparate bids.

Plan to loosen B&B rules receives mixed reviews
The area in North Shore that would be most affected lies between Fifth and Ninth avenues N.

2 stores round out Seville Square
Following the $9-million Albertson's renovation, the shopping center on 54th Avenue S is now fully leased.

Business briefs
Ad agency has new creative director

Boley Centers unwraps its new headquarters
An open house on Wednesday celebrated the new headquarters of Boley Centers for Behavioral Health Care, with more than 100 supporters and community folks there for tours of the three-story building at 445 31st St. N.

Old theater may join in black history movement
The Quonset hut on 22nd Street S is up for a historic designation. It's part of a plan to identify and restore places of significance.

Think of the toy store as indoor playground
Some parents dread taking their kids to the toy store. They get in and out as quickly as possible, trying to block out the constant chorus of "Can I have this?" that resonates from every aisle. Some parents face tantrums if they leave empty-handed. Others give in, leaving poorer and beaten down.

Neighborhood briefs
Mudd to donate his entire raise to charity

Vote on Belleair Shore law enforcement is postponed
BELLEAIR SHORE -- The town postponed a vote Thursday night on whether to switch its law enforcement from the Sheriff's Office to the Belleair Beach Police Department.

Good for you
The Business and Professional Women's Foundation has awarded Deborah M. Hart of Pinellas Park a scholarship to continue her studies at St. Petersburg College.

Government calendar
Monday

What's up on campus
Eckerd College

Week ahead
Today

Two local districts get Main Street go-ahead
ST. PETERSBURG -- Now it's official.

Gymnasts begin season with eye on state
The compulsory gymnastics season for girls started this month.

3 Tritons decide not to take team's Boston flight
The Eckerd College volleyball team faced a big challenge this weekend, and it had nothing to do with competition on the court.

An array of Web sites
Like any subject you can name, bowling has a thousand Web sites.


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