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December 23, 2000

Santas in the sand
[Times photo: Fred Victorin
Sheltered from the chilly breeze at Pass-a-Grille on Friday, Guy and Lorraine Dobchies enjoy a little time with their 13-month-old grandson Samuel Dobchies. The couple, who are vacationing from Canada, met their son and daughter-in-law, who live in Finland, to share a reunion at the beach.
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South Pinellas headlines
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  • 4 accused of selling tobaccoto undercover minor
  • Booklet arrives ahead of Stauffer report
  • County may have say in rec fee debate
  • Class helps refugees rekindle dreams
  • Adult day care facility thrives
  • Holiday crosses boundaries
  • Care is watchword for holiday pets
  • Company withdraws cell tower proposal
  • 27-year police sergeant dies at age 49
  • Mark your calendar
  • Children's Home holds program for new parents
  • Restaurant denied expansion plans
  • Retired Col. Edward Imparato wrote about WWII
  • Churches work to make holiday services special
  • Christmas Eve services

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • A handful of hope
  • Fire singes girl, mother, guts home
  • Fire in vacant building causes little damage
  • Bulletin board
  • A closer look: one Hillsborough synagogue

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