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November 21, 2001
Pinellas picks Sequoia touch screens
[Times photo: James Borchuck]
The debate over which voting machines to pick was so long, the path to a choice so tortuous, that Pinellas County commissioners made quips Tuesday night about everyone from Dorothy in Oz to the Lone Ranger.
Howard Troxler
In spite of illness, they find their happy ending
This is about a Clearwater woman who lost her mother for 10 years, found her, tried to help her, had her involuntarily committed (twice) only to see her released back onto the street, and finally brought her home to save her.

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The new face of travel: by land
Legions of motorists are expected to embrace the open road in the first Thanksgiving season since Sept. 11.

The new face of travel: by air
Stretch your legs. Find your bags. New security measures mean airport reunions have to wait.

A lonely holiday is lightened
MacDill gives a dinner for families of fighters called away -- some know not where -- on Thanksgiving.

Desal plant gets final permit today
CLEARWATER -- After years of court challenges and uncertainty, Tampa Bay's first seawater desalination plant clears its final obstacle at 10 a.m. today.

Board makes offer to superintendent
The contract proposal falls short of Howard Hinesley's demands, which some believe are not negotiable.

Harris E. Long, banker, dies at 88
The Long Center in Clearwater was named for Mr. Long to honor his contributions to the facility.

Ex-Negro Leaguers take on the majors
Major League Baseball rules keep about 170 ballplayers from segregated teams from getting pensions.

Measure to limit fines may die
TAMPA -- Hillsborough's legislative delegation all but killed a bill Tuesday that would have sharply curbed fines against environmental violators.

South Pinellas headlines
  • A school tradition
  • Low-cost grocery store to fill vacancy
  • Auction fizzles, so Scotty's is still for sale
  • Golden Girls on a roll
  • Warhawk football is the talk of Seminole
  • Man found beaten to death
  • Keswick neighbors learn of changes
  • 6 manager candidates face music next week
  • Briefly
  • Beaches notebook
  • Slammed, jammed and still shopping
  • Thanksgiving Closings
  • Builder to reduce 'shedding'
  • In Largo, making way for new Lowe's
  • Healthy one day, ravaged another, now back on track
  • 'Never stop painting; it's like golf,' says artist, 79
  • Anderson tapped to lead city's utilities department
  • Starkey Road work pushed back again
  • Briefly
  • Diss lifts dander on desal issue
  • Group to serve turkey dinner for the homeless
  • School fence stalls repair of sidewalk
  • Community band seeks a few new members

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Despite protests, police jobs cut
  • Harris E. Long, banker, dies at 88
  • Sexual offender arrested again
  • Every dog has its way at B&B
  • 2 decades after woman's murder, man faces death
  • Jays fans help Dunedin, so please stop whining
  • Local sailors earn honors
  • Teen driver trapped in vehicle after wreck

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Report: No proof Bonanno had lied
  • Hillsborough reclaimed water rate unchanged
  • Two Times staffers accused of soliciting officer for sex

  • Ernest Hooper
  • Get towed home, not to jail; future pharmacists; hockey for women

  • News of Florida
  • Budget cuts may spare community colleges
  • Seven indicted in license inquiry
  • B-CC student dies during an initiation
  • Crime trends mixed at universities
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