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January 11, 2002

Tampa Bay: January 11, 2002
Watercolorist keen on Dunedin art show
[Times photo: Jim Damaske]
"It keeps me close to (the city's) people," Dunedin artist Mary Silvia says of the annual festival in her hometown.
North Pinellas County news
Commission will avoid height fights
In a 3-2 vote, commissioners decide to leave questions about the size of buildings at Clearwater Beach to a city board.

Pinellas digest
Meet, have coffee with police chief

Robber guilty in shooting of woman
LARGO -- Lee Anthony Hall wrote a letter to the woman police say he nearly killed in an armed robbery at her home. In it, Hall said he had no choice but to shoot her.

Two aides for elderly arrested
CLEARWATER -- Local authorities have arrested two people this week on charges that they stole money from elderly people in their care.

Process in hiring manager questioned
SAFETY HARBOR -- Two Safety Harbor commissioners are questioning the recent appointment of the new city manager, saying they suspect the mayor and vice mayor improperly discussed the hire before the vote and outside the public eye.

Shooting two bulls gets teen 10 years
TAMPA -- Hillsborough Circuit Judge Ron Ficarrotta told the dozen or so onlookers that he had "thought hard" about how to sentence an obviously disturbed teenager who sneaked onto a ranch with a friend and shot two bulls with a bow and arrows.

Seat belts prevent dire outcome in collision
Both drivers in Wednesday's accident on Belcher Road could have been killed without the belts, an investigator says.

Limits put on public comment out of line
Re: Commission limits public comment to 30 minutes, story, Dec. 18.

Limits put on public comment out of line
Re: Commission limits public comment to 30 minutes, story, Dec. 18.

Class offers look at how police work
CLEARWATER -- Interested in learning how detectives investigate a homicide? Or what police officers face when they have to draw their weapon? Or how police dogs are trained?

Living, learning for the moment
As 112,000 Pinellas County students leave for school each morning, 125 to 200 remain in their homes or hospital rooms, suffering from broken bones, traumatic brain injuries and catastrophic illnesses such as cancer and diabetes.

Tourney director Garrett strikes up many friendships
John "J.J." Garrett III looks at life from three different angles and likes what he sees.

Viva Las Vegas

Classic 'Women' shows original girl power
These not-so-fair ladies of Clare Boothe Luce's The Women bring their wit and grit to play in the scramble for husbands.

Imagine the size of the doctor
[Times photo: Jim Damaske]
Workers for ClearChannel Outdoor install a giant 3-D billboard this week for Mease Hospitals at U.S. 19 and Curlew Road. The stethoscope is the first in a series of billboards coming from Mease Hospitals as part of the company's effort to emphasize the care given at its hospitals.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Ocean may give birth to El Nino
  • Probe to focus on security at small airports
  • USF faculty union supports Al-Arian
  • U.S. may put F-16s back at MacDill
  • Tampa Bay briefs
  • VA adds safeguard on confict of interest

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Police vote to keep union
  • Chief says policing style will be a 'balancing act'
  • Less damaging phosphate waste removal sought
  • Kenneth C. Piper, church leader, dies

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Friends fret over Aisenberg tapes release
  • County rejects 2 low bids for health care
  • Foul play suspected after man vanishes
  • Law limits amount of turf in lawns
  • Dispute over new nightclub comes down to a matter of taste

  • News of Florida
  • Outgoing senator won't run for House
  • Taxed or not, TV stations set to attack
  • Seminole attorney shot at home
  • Spot check
  • Fundraising down in race for governor
  • Judge may allow inmates' accounts of guards' threats
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