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By KATHLEEN LANG

© St. Petersburg Times, published June 24, 2000


THINGS TO DO . . .

Calling all ham radio operators and fans: The annual National Amateur Radio Field Day tunes in for 24 hours of emergency conditions from 2 p.m. today through 2 p.m. Sunday on the grounds of the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., near Building 37, St. Petersburg. Operators will establish radio contact with other ham operators in the United States and overseas to earn points toward a national class win. Call Neil Lauritsen at (727) 738-8664.

For a taste of Cajun and creole cooking, check out a cooking class with Chef Karen Thomas of Bayou Bistro from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Home Gourmet Kitchen Emporium, 471 Main St., Dunedin. On the menu are shrimp remoulade, oyster stew, chicken beaubridge with dirty rice on creole mustard cream sauce, okra/tomato saute and bananas Foster with homemade pralines for desert. Cost is $35. Call (727) 736-6400.

The three singing Burns Sisters bring their folk, country and pop crossroads music to the Palladium Theater at 8 p.m. today, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. The siblings will be joined by Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist Ray Bonneville and his bluesy acoustic music. Tickets are $14 advance, $17 door. Call WMNF-FM at (813) 238-8001. The performance repeats at 5 p.m. Sunday at Skipper's Smokehouse, Skipper Road and Nebraska Avenue, Tampa. Tickets are $10. Call (813) 971-0666.

The newly renovated Royalty Theatre hosts The Show, a Christian mini-festival featuring comedy by two-man sketch group John & Bob and the national touring improvisation group ISAAC at 7 p.m. today at 405 Cleveland St., downtown Clearwater. The event also includes bands The Skinny and The Adam Project. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call Chip at (727) 643-4242.

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THINGS TO VIEW . . .

American Movie Classics takes on quarreling kin and squabbling siblings tonight during its Family Feuds Festival featuring the Elvis Presley classic Flaming Star (1960) at 2:30 p.m., followed by battling brothers at 4 p.m. in The Mountain (1956) with Spencer Tracy and Robert Wagner.

The Best of Hard Rock Live -- The Album stacks up on VH1 tonight when the music network releases a video version of a new compact disc released this week. The special features 13 performances captured on the compact disc. Midnight.

- Compiled by Times staff writer Kathleen Lang. She can be reached at lang@sptimes.com.

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