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October 31, 2001

Tampa Bay: October 31, 2001
It's all Greek
[Times photo: Bill Serne]
The classical Greek language is alive and well at Northeast High School, the only school in Pinellas to offer the class.
South Pinellas County news
Lack of sponsor cancels Santa's parade this year
City officials "welcome anybody aboard" to revive the decades-old downtown St. Petersburg tradition in 2002.

Neighborhood may not be hemmed in
The county will reconsider allowing just one route to Starkey Road during a widening of Park Street/Starkey.

Firefighter appeals firing over porn
A lieutenant who ran afoul of St. Pete Beach's zero tolerance policy on pornography decides to fight to get his job back.

Causeway remodeling could start in 2002
Treasure Island received word Monday of $5.2-million the state would give the city for the reconstruction project.

Dew's move won't speed up Publix
The developer buying Dew Cadillac's downtown St. Petersburg property says they won't start construction until 2003.

Carnival of inclusion planned over four days
Pinellas Park will celebrate America -- yet have a cosmopolitan air -- at its annual Fall Harvest Festival.

Memorial honors a teenage criminal
With the dedication last week of the memorial to TyRon Lewis, the demoralization of south St. Petersburg is now complete. The degrading of American values cannot go any lower then this.

Hospital scuffle leads to 2 arrests
ST. PETERSBURG -- Two people were arrested, one of them a hospital technician, after a melee at Bayfront Medical Center early Tuesday.

Hallmark moments amid the daily grind
Cards and gifts mingle with breadstuffs, strong coffee, sweets and real estate agents in the Mid-Core Garage.

Eckerd ex-professor Bredenberg dies
ST. PETERSBURG -- Dr. Richard R. Bredenberg, a retired Eckerd College professor who launched an international exchange program that has attracted hundreds of Japanese students, has died at 75.

USF gets a hand in office space hunt
St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership has jumped in to help the university acquire the Fountain Inn on campus.

Lawsuit's strategy: better decisions
Jungle Terrace Civic Association's lawsuit is expected to bring better landscaping to a development and better processes from St. Petersburg government.

Six races, 600 miles for ultimate marathoner
The journey began in June with her first 100 mile race. Five races later, she is the fastest woman to run the Last Great Race Series.

Tori Brook, a member of the Devilettes Dance Team at St. Petersburg High, will perform in the halftime show at the 2002 Pro Bowl in Honolulu in February. A sophomore and the daughter of Chris and John Brook of St. Petersburg, she was chosen by All American Cheer and Dance, a competition for high school cheerleaders and dance teams.

Class notes
Honor society hosts rummage sale

Blind woman's computer is her window to the world
With help from special software and an instructor, she cherishes her independence despite a host of medical problems.

Masked Ball appetizer is inventive, delicious
You expect to find many things in a garage, but fois gras, lobster and a chef are not among them.

Eyes pop, jaws drop over local newsletter
A page meant to "break the tension" after Sept. 11 causes quite a bit of it in a small neighborhood.

Little League plans alternatives for the birds
A fire in an osprey nest atop a light pole leaves officials of a St. Petersburg Little League looking for solutions.

Focus on volunteers
WMNF-88.5 FM will hold a volunteer training session at 6:30 tonight at the station, 1210 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa. Volunteer opportunities at WMNF, a community-based, non-profit radio station, include answering phones, and administrative and development support. For information, call Gene Moore at (813) 238-8001, ext. 26.

John's Pass Village caught off guard by water line work
Reclaimed water main construction crews arrive unannounced and block off Gulf Boulevard between the village's entrances.

What's up on campus
Eckerd College

Beaches notebook
Madeira Beach

Armstrong ready to conquer leTour course
Defending Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong (U.S. Postal Service Team) says he's looking forward to the 89th edition of leTour in July and that the new course is perfect for his 2002 European campaign.

St. Petersburg center set for homecoming
There's an open-ended invitation to a party Saturday at St. Petersburg Tennis Center. From 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Homecoming 2001 offers a full schedule of activities -- demonstrations to clinics to free court play -- for all players of all ages and levels.

Florida women lose at Southeast event
Do all winning streaks have to come to an unhappy ending? (Answer below.)

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