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December 9, 2001

Tampa Bay: December 9, 2001
A touch can be deadly for these kids
[Times photo: Jim Damaske]
The student cupped his hands for a squirt of sanitizer and rubbed them together until the gel vanished. He was followed by more students until all 25 pairs of hands were free of germs.
North Pinellas County news
Church loads up for one last fight
CLEARWATER -- No angry swarms picketed the Church of Scientology last week.

County still in running for land on waterfront
PALM HARBOR -- The owners of 88 acres of pristine gulf-front land have asked the Pinellas County Commission to wait a month before acting on development plans so they can continue discussing possibly selling the land to the county for a park.

A day in the life of the average resident
EDITOR'S NOTE: Earlier this year, the 2000 Census revealed extremes and changes in Pinellas County. But not much was being reported about the people in the middle.

Bargain books up for grabs for a while
A deep-discount book seller settles into Gateway Market Center for a short stay.

Mayor pushes charter school
LARGO -- Mayor Bob Jackson may no longer roam the halls, but his heart has yet to leave schools behind.

Totally psyched about math
PALM HARBOR -- Stephen Adams has heard about people who don't take tests for fun, who don't care about the limit of a sequence as n approaches infinity, who don't even like math. He is gleefully dismissive of their kind.

Welcome warmer since 9-11-01
Re: Jays fans help Dunedin, so please stop whining, letter, Nov. 21.

Troopers, not deputies or police, should respond
Largo police Chief Lester Aradi's heart was in the right place. He had heard people complain that Florida Highway Patrol troopers and Pinellas County sheriff's deputies were taking too long to respond to traffic accidents in unincorporated county areas bordering Largo.

Headlines through the years
A look back at the events, people and places that made North Pinellas the unique place that it is. The information is compiled from past editions of the St. Petersburg Times.

Fire truck carries Santa's helpers
For the fourth year, volunteers from East Lake Fire & Rescue are helping Santa Claus deliver presents to East Lake children on the department's antique fire truck.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • High pressure steers winter away
  • Awaiting an airman's call
  • Schools struggle with state rewards
  • The week in review
  • Tampa Bay briefs

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Teen charged with attempted murder
  • A spot of color
  • March's Pow Wow festival in works
  • Lost child, faith in kindness return
  • Building matches tube, but no scheme
  • Famous baby doctor to dispense advice
  • Long Kenneth City labor tiff has toll on paychecks
  • What's up on campus
  • Teens to present look at cliques
  • Ripples of racism probably just that
  • Heavenly hostesses smiling with Santa
  • 4th Street facelift: A building at a time
  • Bonus for good grade causes bickering again
  • Popular trolleys roll into extended service
  • Cops can't slow down school-zone speeders
  • Despite ruling, Belleair utility still uncertain
  • Cozy USF campus adds youth, brains and verve
  • Season raises questions among Jewish children
  • Development to close alley on Fourth Street
  • Unsigned letter stirs anxiety among police
  • Watching Olympics was a springboard for UF diver Close
  • Preps players roll into state event
  • Delie fulfills longing for first marathon victory

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Heart, but no crown
  • Woes didn't stop THAP perks
  • 2 dead, 5 injured in vehicle crashes

  • News of Florida
  • Species' endangered status at risk
  • Second patient gets improper treatment at Stuart hospital
  • School voucher campaign raises objections
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