Tampa Bay: January 25, 2002
North Pinellas County news
||Accident critically injures man
[Times photo: Jim Damaske]
PALM HARBOR -- In a scene familiar to anyone who drives on U.S. 19, a minivan carrying five men to work Thursday morning tried to edge across three lanes of oncoming traffic, two of which had stopped to let it through.
Scheme swindles helpful elderly
CLEARWATER -- The elderly victims think they are doing the right thing. It's their goodness that the criminals prey upon.
Know your street name? Better double-check it
CLEARWATER -- To honor, to simplify and to correct. That was the mission of the Clearwater City Commission Thursday night in approving name changes for four city streets.
Donations raise questions about forum
LARGO -- It looked like Jim Miles was coming to the rescue.
Bus transfer to pose 6-lane hurdle
CLEARWATER -- Some Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority bus riders will have to cross six lanes of traffic this spring to make a bus transfer.
Former official reclaims his seat
TARPON SPRINGS -- Nobody entered the race to run against him, so this week former City Commissioner David Archie automatically won a spot on the commission.
Nighttime proposal a mistake for trail
Re: Is the trail ready for night life, story, Jan. 18.
City makes right move on housing complex
It is a good sign when a city is able to open its doors and arms to people who have little money or prestige. That's what Largo did last week.
Prosecutors: YMCA worker preyed on kids
As a trial opens, Christopher Lee Allen's lawyers paint him as a true friend to troubled children.
2 motorcyclists are injured in separate wrecks, airlifted
CLEARWATER -- Two motorcyclists were hit by cars in separate accidents Thursday evening on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard near downtown, and both were airlifted to a hospital.
Kids rally in support of good care
About 400 kids hold up signs at the Pinellas County Courthouse as Children's Week approaches. Banners they made will travel to Tallahassee.
Junior championships will be held in Florida
Three centers in Lakeland and Winter Haven will play host to the Triple Crown tournaments of the Young American Bowling Alliance, and local youngsters are getting ready.
Angelus country concert
Festival lures with folks' lore
The Pinellas Folk Festival brings to life the crafts, animals, storytelling and, of course, music that were the life of early Floridians.
Troopers confiscate copied CDs in man's car
Florida Highway Patrol troopers found more than 1,000 bootlegged compact discs in the car of a man they accused of speeding Wednesday morning on Interstate 275 near Roosevelt Boulevard.