Tampa Bay: March 15, 2002
North Pinellas County news
||Out but not down
[Times photo: Carrie Pratt]
Largo High School senior Linda Komany, 17, left, and sophomore Tharon Hyer, 16, wait for the end of a tennis tournament during their second-period beginning tennis class Thursday morning. Both girls had been eliminated early in the tournament and had time to relax.
Wheelchairs to aid beachgoers
Soon a pair of beach-ready wheelchairs will be available at Sand Key Park. Other parks will follow suit.
North Pinellas digest
More charges in contracting case
City begins talks to buy gas station property
The price is high, Largo officials say, but combining the land with the old police station site nearby could make it more attractive to developers.
Ex-chamber president held in arson case
Financial planner Allen C. Anderson Jr. is accused of stealing marijuana and setting fire to a house where the drug was being cultivated.
Will commission live happily ever after?
Some in Clearwater worry commissioners will agree with one another too readily without Ed Hart in the mix to raise questions.
Tarpon Springs High rejoices
With high-fives and hugs all around, principal John Nicely enjoys his return, as do students and faculty.
Tarpon Springs debates referendum questions: Con
Editor's note: When Tarpon Springs voters go to the polls Tuesday, they will find six referendum questions on the ballot. The first five of those would, if approved, make changes in the city charter; the sixth would give the city permission to buy a small piece of property. There has been considerable debate on the ballot questions, so today the Times gives two residents the opportunity to present arguments on opposing sides of the debate. Michael N. Mattia is chairman of a group formed to urge voters to vote "no" on ballot questions one through five. He represents the "con" side today. City Commissioner Cindy Sanner represents the "pro" side. She has served on the commission a total of nine years but is not seeking re-election.
Tarpon Springs debates referendum questions: Pro
I would like to offer my personal thoughts regarding the referendum items that I have voted to place on the ballot. These items deserve careful consideration by the voters because they will affect the long-range administrative and economic stability of Tarpon Springs. I support a "yes" vote on all of them.
Clearwater association completes city tourney
Renee Miller's 257-748 scratch series beat all comers for the Division 1 singles title as the Clearwater Women's Association wrapped up its 42nd annual city tournament Sunday at Rainbow Lanes.
Uno Latin Festival
The historical society will display six homes in a guided tour of the city's oldest, and finest structures.