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November 28, 2001

Tampa Bay: November 28, 2001
Stuffed wallet lands in four honest hands
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[Times photo: Bill Serne]
A man leaves his stuffed wallet on the roof of his car and drives away. The finders do the "right thing."
South Pinellas County news
Honoring emergency workers
ST. PETERSBURG -- The public is invited to attend a special ceremony Wednesday to honor local police, firefighters, EMS and military personnel.

RV park, developer reach deal, end suits
A $100-million housing development project at the site must still undergo city review before it can begin.

For work or play?
Some Lealman residents are up in arms about a fire station proposed for their community's only park.

'Tourists' in Pinellas Park see it in new light
A chamber tour shows city, county and Dunedin officials what visitors see and how the city's image could be brightened.

One kind of terrorism never ceases
Sept. 11 seared the image of terror into our collective consciousness. It was an unthinkable horror.

Two of 3 Kinkade galleries close
One couple was involved with all three enterprises.

Fresh fish, fine wine fill the bill at store
A new Redington Shores market features surf-to-turf seafood and more than 120 labels of wine, including its own.

Military news
Marine Corps Pfc. Michael J. Billetdeoux, son of Walter Billetdeoux and Colleen and Paul Jones of St. Petersburg, completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. He is attending Aviation Ordinance School at Pensacola Naval Air Station.

Living remembrance
Members of the St. Petersburg High class of '91 admire the trees that matured as they did, and pay homage to their motivator.

Schools name candidates for top Support Employee
Pinellas County Schools information services department has announced finalists and semifinalists for the 2001-2002 Support Employee of the Year. They will be honored at a breakfast Jan. 11 at the Sheraton Sand Key, where the Support Employee of the Year will be named.

Mounds of the past cleared for growth
A copy of an 1895 West Hillsborough Times, found at the St. Petersburg Museum of History (http://www.museumofhistoryonline.org), proclaims St. Petersburg "The City of Mounds by the Sea." This mound was known as "Cheops" after the great pyramid of Giza, Egypt, the oldest-known man-made structure in the world.

Parking meters crop up in John's Pass
Madeira Beach says parking fees will help pay for upkeep of the village, but some merchants say they'll hurt business.

Blood, sweat and cheers
World champ speaks softly, carries a big belt

Northeast High to honor its top athletes, coaches
Recognition will come first at Friday's basketball game. Then in January a Hall of Fame will celebrate 47 years of sports glory.

Book takes a look at life of a firefighter
A man shares a lifetime of stories about compassion, bravery and humor.

With barber's death comes passing of era
Since 1955, Joe Yates has operated his barber shop on 22nd Street S.

Causeway bridge lookouts need a new post
CLEARWATER -- Two aging warriors guard the entrance to the city's Memorial Causeway.

Promises to police officers made good
TREASURE ISLAND -- Two years ago, police officers complained about everything from work conditions to pensions. City leaders made promises, but officers were skeptical.

Rabbits reproduce into pests
ST. PETERSBURG -- A colony of rabbits has invaded one of St. Petersburg's most exclusive neighborhoods, leading to calls for a rabbit roundup on Snell Isle.

Santa Parade gets rolling on Saturday
ST. PETERSBURG -- Nearly declared dead a few weeks ago, the annual Santa Parade downtown will step off Saturday as one of the biggest holiday marches in recent city history.

Hotel wants to let guests travel on air
The TradeWinds hotel and a St. Petersburg company hope to offer hovercraft rides.

Club's success leads to start of men's league
Three men's doubles leagues have been running concurrently, providing plenty of action for the participants.

Bikes help get handle on law enforcement
The colorful jersey with pockets had to go.

Renovated Bardmoor gets positive feedback
Bardmoor Golf Club reopened in grand style Friday.


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