Tampa Bay: January 2, 2002
North Pinellas County news
Lumber in city parks might be replaced
TREASURE ISLAND -- After finding arsenic and chromium deposits in the soil of three city playgrounds -- many times more than the state allows when polluters clean up neighborhoods -- commissioners will be asked tonight to replace all of the wooden equipment at their parks.
County will hire lobbyist to get bigger slice of pie
State Rep. Larry Crow, R-Palm Harbor, said that hiring a lobbyist is a great idea and that South Florida communities have done it for years.
Ride on trolley now costs $1
CLEARWATER -- Riding fares on the Jolley Trolley doubled Tuesday, bringing the cost to $1, or 50 cents for senior citizens.
Mayor opposes library location
Locating Oldsmar's new library next to City Hall has many fans, but the city's mayor wants it elsewhere. The City Council is scheduled to make a decision at 7 tonight.
'You get kind of nervous'
TARPON SPRINGS -- For the young men diving for the cross, the week leading up to Epiphany is filled with tradition and anticipation. This year, diver Theophilos "Phil" Skandaliaris has agreed to share his thoughts in diary form as the event approaches.
Denying dogs a park diminishes their quality of life
Re: Dog park in Tarpon Springs should not get public money, letter, Dec. 14.