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April 3, 2002
Tampa Bay: April 3, 2002
Perks to help people, pets to commune with nature
[Times photo: Scott Keeler]
Boca Ciega Millennium Park, "probably the best-kept secret in Pinellas," will unveil perks for people and dogs.
South Pinellas County news
St. Petersburg ready for Festival of States
As if Dr. Hook and Ike Turner weren't enough, St. Petersburg books other bands, fireworks and parades over seven days.

Priest scandal again shifts to the bay area
ST. PETERSBURG -- The growing national furor over priests accused of sexual misconduct focuses again on St. Petersburg today with an airing of charges in two cases with local ties.

Veterinarian links 8 pets' ills to dog park
He says dog owners should not be alarmed. Some dogs have the giardia parasite but don't get sick.


  • Carrabba's eyes Sunken Gardens niche
    ST. PETERSBURG -- Carrabba's Italian Grill is talking with the city of St. Petersburg about putting one of its family pasta restaurants in Sunken Gardens at 1824 Fourth St. N.
  • Blues Cafe finds new use for an old cruiser
    While cruising in an old police car inspired by The Blues Brothers, Adam Boylan came up with the idea to open the Blues Cafe, 2699 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach. "I was thinking of a way to put it to good use," he said.

County moves to restrict annexing of Lealman land
Commissioners give initial approval to align a planning map with fire district borders and slow nibbling of Lealman land.

Public bus drivers aren't tour guides
Re: Baseball fan steps onto bus and into ordeal, letter, March 27.

A day on the job in South Pinellas County
Dan Harris, 28

School briefs
Elementary school to hold silent auction

Opera Guild honors four Pinellas music students

Expanding on a theme
Teens took the Superheroes theme and produced a wide range of work for the Word and Image show.

Beaches notebook
Islands council has new leaders

Runners asked to register
The chamber of commerce hopes that many people will sign up by Friday for the April 13 races.

Avenues may revert to two way
Eighth and Ninth avenues will be two-way thoroughfares between North Shore Drive and Fourth Street N.

Tennis and yacht club toasts new officers
Members gathered at the Treasure Island Tennis & Yacht Club on Saturday evening for the Commodore's Ball and change of watch ceremony.

What's up on campus
University of South Florida

Payment of $3-million ends long zoning battle
Treasure Island pays almost $2-million of the $2.8-million judgment for a fight waged since 1988.

Military news
Airman Mark W. Harrison, son of Sandy Harrison of Nashville and Mark Harrison of St. Petersburg, has completed basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is continuing his training as an F-15 electrical systems engineer in San Antonio.

Several area players in USTA Super National
When the prestigious 2002 Easter Bowl -- the U.S. Tennis Association Super National Spring Championships -- gets underway this week in Palm Springs, the area will be well represented.

Winged Sprint race honors late Sunshine driver
Saturday night's Jimmy Haynes Memorial gave drivers of T.B.A.R.A. Winged Sprints the chance to pay homage to a racing great.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Area diocese alters plan for fall meetings
  • Man, gun vanish at TIA
  • Thousands could join Orkin lawsuit
  • Busy Americans are just #%*! rude
  • Fire erupts at TECO power plant

  • Howard Troxler
  • Dear Jeb: See past the lies, veto phone bill

  • Lucy Morgan
  • It was Civility Day in the Capitol

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Prior acts okay in llama trial
  • Opening Saturday: Paw Place dog park
  • Safety Harbor says yes to new building
  • Recreation is taking new direction
  • Lab operators get prison in water-testing fraud
  • Tarpon house fire blamed on hair dryer
  • Park's friends organize to improve it
  • Bad bill will become costly law without Bush veto
  • Lab operators get prison for falsifying water tests
  • Cycling clubs' criteriums are ready to roll

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Old shuttle may again lift off
  • Postal glitch leads to jailing
  • Glitch mars touch screen debut
  • Effort to cut show funding protested
  • Boarded dog that ran away found dead
  • Twin brothers arrested in defacing of church
  • Gunman robs jewelry store owners
  • Man not charged in 2 dog deaths

  • News of Florida
  • Gainesville serial killer makes new death penalty appeal
  • Slain soldier leaves student college money
  • Education code compromise crumbling

  • Howard Troxler
  • Dear Jeb: See past the lies, veto phone bill

  • Lucy Morgan
  • It was Civility Day in the Capitol

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