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May 15, 2002

Tampa Bay: May 15, 2002
Passenger traffic slows down at airport
[Times photo: Jim Damaske]
Grants and other income keep the airport profitable, but it has yet to climb back from a falloff since Sept. 11.
North Pinellas County news
Paperwork goof allows woman to avoid arrest
A blood test showed a driver was legally impaired after an auto accident in Largo two years ago. So, why wasn't she charged?

Drownings probably accidents, police say
The bodies of a Clearwater Beach resident who used a wheelchair and a man from England were found in the water Monday.

County, city may join for skate park
A skateboard facility could become reality if the two governments can figure out how to split the cost of operating and maintaining it.

Chemist refines formula for art
The former professor makes artworks of items plucked from yard sales, antique shops and scrap piles.

Cultural group to cut ties with city
Citing a conflict with the mayor, the Oldsmar Cultural Arts Foundation says it can live without the city's $6,000 a month. The mayor calls the claims "hogwash."

Oldsmar wish list focuses on 'quality of life'
Parks, a recreation center and new library play big roles in the city's proposed spending for next year.

Water rates ready to climb
What might the increase in Tarpon water and sewer rates be? It depends on whether a revenue bond issue is part of the plan. Read on for options.

Seel's driving force: making U.S. 19 safe
Putting another traffic light on U.S. 19, the dysfunctional highway that the state will spend decades and hundreds of millions of dollars turning into a limited-access expressway, seems wrong-headed.

Fire chief misses point on need for communication
Re: Emergency service should be uniform throughout county, letter, May 9.

Developer offers parking now, hotel later
If Clearwater accepts the idea, beach land owner Bill Kimpton says he will construct a 170-space parking lot the city could lease.

NYFD coming for R&R -- and more
More New York firefighters will vacation in Clearwater under a program begun after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Pantry in red after move
CLEARWATER -- The Religious Community Services Food Pantry is more than $30,000 in the red after moving to its Druid Road location earlier this year.

Auditions scheduled for ballet dancers to vie for scholarships
PALM HARBOR -- Auditions for scholarships to study at the Florida Gulf Coast Ballet School are scheduled for Saturday at the school.

Nurse charged in abuse at nursing home
A former caregiver at Oak Manor Nursing Home in Largo is accused of giving a black eye to a 96-year-old resident of the home.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Check of priests' files finds no misconduct
  • Bush campaign stop miffs school officials
  • Sexual offender to leave county
  • Schools may relax rules on hair
  • Lyons' aide runs afoul of probation
  • Deadline passes; ex-USF teacher still jailed
  • A new love, restored
  • Who has rights to submerged lands?
  • Injured zoo worker still in hospital
  • Single shot kills pregnant girlfriend

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Promoter wants mall to buzz
  • Conferees hope to create big public policy blueprint
  • Employer of disabled hits lean times
  • Goodbye, 'good and faithful servant'
  • Poll to show if recycling is wanted

  • Letters
  • Deal swiftly with school hooligans
  • Competition to transform beach city's sand into art
  • Partners in dentistry make move in Largo
  • Seminole loves its kids: Fun begins June 5
  • Church postpones move to new site
  • City tries to restore trust to recycling
  • The lift students need
  • Top achievers
  • Hallelujahs take the place of hangovers
  • Active Treasure Island volunteer dies at age 47
  • Theatrical crowd plays helpful Mahaffey role
  • Tampa Bay Orthopaedic is expanding
  • Havana yacht race brought St. Petersburg fun, money
  • USA Tennis squads set for sectional tourney
  • Madeira Beach is ready for Mad Dog races
  • Determination pays off for Hayn in bus Figure 8

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Rev. Lambert L. Bartels dies at 79

  • News of Florida
  • Bush torn over Everglades bill
  • DCF says it never knew Rilya caretaker's aliases
  • Another 2-year school offers 4-year degrees
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