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 Tampa Bay: September 30, 2000 North Pinellas County news

Center plunges into fundraising
[Times photo: Scott Keeler]
Beginning with a donation of $200,000, the Jewish community center plans events to raise $3-million to add space for its preschool.
Fame comes to door of Gore's new debate adviser

A political volunteer from Clearwater is one of the "little people" asked to help Al Gore as he prepares for the debate.

Ex-firefighter helps save nearby home
When a neighbor's house started burning Friday morning, 77-year-old Gene Rucker's experience told him exactly what to do.

Shooting victim's wife sells his stores
Reyna Abu Nawas says operating the two convenience stores was too much for her.

City asks: Help us plan our 8 acres
Officials hope a task force of community leaders can help sort out what needs to be done with the land to promote a downtown renaissance.

New trees to sprout near old stumps
A new policy aims to put replacements near the spot where old trees died in Tarpon Springs' historic district.

Employee of Tarpon company dies in S.C.
The Greek man, who had come to the United States to work, struck his head on an overpass while riding atop a semitrailer truck.

Bands set to compete in a spectacle of sound
SEMINOLE -- The Seminole Sound Spectacular high school band competition begins at 4:20 p.m. today at the Seminole High School football field.

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  • Groups laud police work; even once-vocal critic chimes in
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  • Foes in runoff stir little excitement
  • Toddler survives fall from second story
  • An evening full of dreams of a real downtown
  • Journalist Linda Ellerbee will speak about breast cancer

  • News of Florida
  • Two aging planes remain in state fleet
  • Marriage at last for longtime soul mates
  • State leaves millions for kids unspent
  • Pool safety law to go ahead
  • Bush, GOP return felon's funds
  • New state laws to debut
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  • Spot check
  • Player charged in post-game fight
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