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December 28, 2001

Tampa Bay: December 28, 2001
Stories of war find new relevance
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[Times photo: Krystal Kinnunen]
A year ago, Vinnie Luisi had no idea how well his idea of honoring World War II veterans would be received at the Dunedin Historical Museum.
North Pinellas County news
County vows action on derelict property
Neighbors say they are fed up with the mess. County officials say they will act after the holidays.

County leader snips at red tape
For years, even holiday weeks like this one have contained a chore for Pinellas County commissioners.

Landmark downtown thrift store to fold
CLEARWATER -- Sandral Gillman strolled among aisles and aisles of women's clothing at SPARC's Value Village on Thursday, a pile of dresses in her arms.

No criminal charge filed in fatal accident
A St. Petersburg College freshman will face no charge more serious than running a red light in a traffic accident that killed a 13-year-old East Lake boy on Sept. 13, authorities have decided.

Belleair Bluffs mayor is an embarrassment
Re: Belleair reeling after Bluffs fires fire chief, story, Dec. 21.

High school star Potter stays on roll
Jamie Potter, fresh from her prep triumph, heads the Club Elite girls scratch singles race in the youth program at Countryside Lanes.

Bargains abound, but buy quick
Christmas items disappear first in post-holiday sales, then clothes and accessories, the experts say.

Best bets
SUNSETS AT PIER 60: Celebrate the end of the day with festival of arts, crafts and entertainment from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Pier 60 Pavilion, Clearwater Beach. Tonight, it's Retroactive (1980s dance); Saturday, it's Hammerhead (rock); Sunday, it's Island Boys (island sounds). Admission is free.


Tampa Bay headlines
  • Near-tragedy renews a bond
  • Homeless seek shelter from chill
  • Hillsborough judge Bonanno quits as inquiry about to start
  • Tampa Bay briefs
  • Charity's Pinellas fundraising criticized

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • New mother: Hospital assumed I was a criminal
  • Money earmarked for Midtown health center

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Aisenberg case has no end in sight
  • Wounded officer still plans family vacation
  • Company to pay $690,000 to end Medicare scam case
  • Judge was investigated repeatedly

  • News of Florida
  • Lobbyists plan war on new tax proposal
  • Bush growth plan is back for a new try
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