Tampa Bay: January 31, 2002
North Pinellas County news
||A wedding date that's hard to forget
[Special to the Times]
A Clearwater city commissioner and new bride will have to keep their honeymoon short. He has a commission meeting on Thursday.
Dunedin's voters key in on finances, Jays, gifts
The big campaign issues are taking form as the Feb. 12 election approaches.
Jail inmates will get swamp duty
Starting next week, work crews from the Pinellas jail will help the county get rid of pesky plants in St. Petersburg's Sawgrass Lake Park.
Frugality leads to windfalls of warmth
Eight charities receive big checks from the estate of a thrifty couple who wanted to help children.
Taxi driver is charged in slaying attempt
Police say a Vets Cab driver argued with a man and tried to run him down with his van, a taxi. The suspect was held without bail.
Schoolchildren's flag on fence torched
Safety Harbor Elementary pupils vow to remake the flag they fashioned from ribbons tied to a chain-link fence.
Noted author shares trade secrets
Writing -- and selling -- fiction is a business, and a tough one, Rosellen Brown tells college writing students.
Oldsmar apartments face new threat
A petition drive aims to repeal an ordinance that opened the gate to the Wilson Co. project.
Let commission set height rules
Clearwater Commissioner Bill Jonson had an excellent idea to have controversial height rules on Clearwater Beach made by elected, rather than appointed, officials. Unfortunately, your recent editorial (Why change who decides on tall buildings? Jan. 10) opposed his idea, and a 3-2 City Commission vote later rejected it.
Other kids testify during abuse trial
A brother and sister say a former YMCA worker touched and kissed them, and they didn't like it.
Cemetery suspect found hanged
CLEARWATER -- A teenager arrested this week for knocking over headstones in the Largo Cemetery was found hanged in his bedroom early Wednesday morning.
Kaye outlasts competition in tight races
St. Petersburg's Kathy Kaye, 43, has won two races by narrow margins the past two weekends.