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September 23, 2001

Tampa Bay: September 23, 2001 North Pinellas County news
3 Tritons decide not to take team flight to Boston
The Eckerd College volleyball team faced a big challenge this weekend, and it had nothing to do with competition on the court.

For the comfort of being together, 2,500 gather
It was the largest outdoor gathering I have witnessed in Pinellas County that didn't have entertainment as its focus.

Raising the flag above the rubble
Like many Americans, Donald and Bunny Dugan of East Lake paid close attention to news coverage of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. But the Dugans were looking extra closely for footage of their son, Michael.

Musical tribute pays honor to the victims of terrorism
A local firefighter is taking his message to the airwaves to help victims of the Sept. 11 attacks on America.

Scientologist merchants can bar critics
A ruling says church opponents are not protected from discrimination and can be refused service.

For blind kids, a future in flux
A program for blind children is in danger of being cut by the state. That's a big mistake, the parents say.

Police try to connect suspect with boy
Police arrest a man on a murder solicitation charge and look for evidence that would tie him to a missing Clearwater boy.

Long-neglected road will soon get attention
Skeptics are hopeful but point out the many failed efforts in the past to beautify N Greenwood Avenue.

Delays over, Seminole center to open
After many problems and long delays, the largest project in the city's 31-year history will open its doors on Oct. 6.

Museum short on endowment
Supporters of the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art were hoping to have $2-million by January, but now they are shooting for 2003.

Medical mission hears 'Nobel'
El Salvador wants to nominate a group of doctors and nurses from the Tampa Bay area for a Nobel prize for its good deeds.

Headlines through the years
A look back at the events, people and places that made North Pinellas the unique place that it is. The information is compiled from past editions of the St. Petersburg Times.

'Dramatic and friendly'
Clearwater city commissioners got a look at a revised design for the new main library on Thursday, and they liked what saw.

Firefighters hold fundraising events
PALM HARBOR -- Palm Harbor Fire Rescue is participating in several fundraising events for relief efforts in New York City following the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

Good for You
Couples celebrate anniversaries

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