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December 27, 2001

Tampa Bay: December 27, 2001 North Pinellas County news
Children learn about traditions of Kwanzaa
CLEARWATER -- Eight years ago, Jonathan Wade, North Greenwood Association president, began celebrating Kwanzaa because he had become discouraged with Christmas hype and commercialism and wanted to be true to his beliefs.

Examiner: Car crash into utility pole was suicide
The man's wife doubts the medical examiner's theory, and an officer points out that the man was wearing a seat belt.

Pinellas digest
Homestead exemption renewals coming

Fire claims pets, mobile home
"The material stuff can be replaced, but the animals can't," a homeowner says. "They're family."

Suspect arrested in vending box break-ins
Authorities say the man admitted to stealing coins from about 60 newspaper boxes in Clearwater, Largo, Seminole and the gulf beaches.

Hot ticket after a cold Christmas: the movies
Maybe it's irresistible flicks or families craving recreation, but theaters always pack them in this time of year.

Tarpon may vote on term limits
The commission is moving toward a referendum in March to eliminate Tarpon Springs' term limits despite an overwhelming defeat a year ago.

Heritage Village is first-rate
Re: Audit faults management of Heritage museum, story, Dec. 18.

Area loses legendary 'Pro' Lufler
The tennis community lost a staunch proponent of its game last week.

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.

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