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 Tampa Bay: October 16, 2000 North Pinellas County news

Artist's life a work in progress
[Times photo: Jill Sagers]
More than 30 years after setting his artwork aside to focus on business and politics, Jim Smith has returned to exploring his artistic talent.
Waves of jazz to wash over Clearwater

The Clearwater Jazz Holiday makes its 21st appearance this weekend with jazz in Coachman Park and much more.

Getting on the bus changed lives, say '95 black marchers
On the eve of the Million Family March, participants in the march five years ago say it energized their work in the black community.

Opponent: Legislator's absences hurt U.S. 19
But Rep. Larry Crow says family responsibilities caused him to miss 23 of 30 transportation committee meetings in two years.

New generation's Pappas' bistro opens
LARGO -- Jinny Pappas was teary-eyed in May when she told customers the popular restaurant she and her husband, George, had operated for 26 years would be closing.

Commissioners ignored residents with Omni plan
I thank staff writer Eric Stirgus for his balanced presentation of the unrest that now exists in Largo communities surrounding Taylor Lake Park.

Driver in robbery arrested, police say
PINELLAS PARK -- Police say they arrested an accomplice of a gunman who robbed a McDonald's restaurant about 7:15 p.m. Saturday.

Three little pigs go whole hog for conserving water
Just about everyone knows the story of the Three Little Pigs and the substandard construction practices (houses of straw and sticks!) that caused them so much angst when the Big Bad Wolf came knocking. But little has been known about the porker brothers' water conservation efforts -- until now.

Bench presented for garden club project
Barney and Bonnie Barnhouse, owners of Pink Cadillac Restorers, recently presented Bay Bouquet Garden Club and the city of Dunedin with an antique St. Petersburg green bench for the Garden for the Visually Impaired.

The Rev. Terrell Thomas Kirk, 72
He was rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Dunedin for 23 years and remained active in the ministry after retiring in 1991.

Clearwater briefs
Seafood fest looking for artists, crafters

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