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October 31, 2001

Tampa Bay: October 31, 2001 North Pinellas County news
Mall cites security for later opening
Countryside Mall will open at 8 a.m. instead of 7 for walkers and skaters, a decision that prompts some grumbling.

Palms may sprout in roundabout
A proposal for date palms wins a contest to replace the fountain in Clearwater Beach's roundabout.

Team effort lands suspect
Several factors were stacked against a robbery suspect: a watchful driver, a quick-thinking pharmacy worker and a lot of deputies.

Ex-official guilty in child porn case
The man had thousands of pornographic images in a county computer.

Bioterrorism concerns put in focus
The threat of anthrax finding its way to the area is small, officials say, as they explain how to react to suspicious letters.

Reaching out to Hispanics
The Clearwater Police Department has set an ambitious goal: to build bridges with a portion of the local community that is distrustful and sometimes hostile toward law enforcement.

A good time for prayer in schools
"God bless America." We now see this sign everywhere we travel. How wonderful it is that we finally are asking for God's blessing on our country. Why did the Sept. 11 disaster have to happen before we realized the need to have America be blessed by God?

Erroneous tax bills mailed
More than 1,600 low-income seniors, granted more exemptions than allowed, will get corrected, higher bills.

Board: Shooting by officer justified
CLEARWATER -- A shooting review board has ruled that a Clearwater police officer acted within the scope of department guidelines when he fired at a man he thought was trying to hit him with a car.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Swiftmud relaxes watering restrictions
  • Cops on alert: For what, they have no idea
  • Parents' choice? Focus on math
  • A new specter casts pall over Halloween
  • Easier A's paying off two ways
  • Pinellas delays voting machine decision
  • Proposal may fix 2 school problems
  • United Ways select leader
  • School district accused of bias in trial
  • Tampa Bay briefs

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Lack of sponsor cancels Santa's parade this year
  • Neighborhood may not be hemmed in
  • Firefighter appeals firing over porn
  • Causeway remodeling could start in 2002
  • Dew's move won't speed up Publix
  • Carnival of inclusion planned over four days
  • Memorial honors a teenage criminal
  • Hospital scuffle leads to 2 arrests
  • Hallmark moments amid the daily grind
  • Eckerd ex-professor Bredenberg dies
  • USF gets a hand in office space hunt
  • Lawsuit's strategy: better decisions
  • Six races, 600 miles for ultimate marathoner
  • Achievers
  • Class notes
  • It's all Greek
  • Blind woman's computer is her window to the world
  • Masked Ball appetizer is inventive, delicious
  • Eyes pop, jaws drop over local newsletter
  • Little League plans alternatives for the birds
  • Focus on volunteers
  • John's Pass Village caught off guard by water line work
  • What's up on campus
  • Beaches notebook
  • Armstrong ready to conquer leTour course
  • St. Petersburg center set for homecoming
  • Florida women lose at Southeast event

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • THAP redirects reimbursement
  • Official inspected veterans shelter he helps operate
  • Man faces charges in home invasions
  • Wrecks in Hillsborough claim 3 lives
  • Judge Greco to cut short his tenure

  • News of Florida
  • 'Truth' takes shots at tobacco's friendly face
  • Terrorism spawns two new specialty license tag designs
  • Divided, not done
  • Bush keeps low profile, draws criticism
  • Veterans fume over THAP chief's reports
  • Budget cuts called a 'short-term fix'
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