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May 15, 2002
Tampa Bay: May 15, 2002
Employer of disabled hits lean times
[Times photo: Lara Cerri]
The Louise Graham Regeneration Center needs money, but making a profit is one of the lesser reasons.
South Pinellas County news
Promoter wants mall to buzz
Seminole Mall's new promotions director is an old friend to the mall. He wants to give it back its community feel.

Conferees hope to create big public policy blueprint
The first Pinellas American Assembly brings together 137 officials, administrators, pastors and active citizens to formulate a countywide plan.

Goodbye, 'good and faithful servant'
A tiny multicultural congregation will move on. A new Methodist congregation, one that is more reflective of the community, will move in.

Poll to show if recycling is wanted
Curbside recycling in St. Petersburg might cost $2 to $3 more each month, so city administrators want to find out if it's even wanted.

Deal swiftly with school hooligans
The May 8 article A school's fear factor should be an eye-opener that all does not bode well in the county school system, and especially at Bay Point Middle School.

Competition to transform beach city's sand into art
This weekend, Treasure Island hopes to live up to its new name as Sand Sculpture Capital of Florida.

Partners in dentistry make move in Largo
Sokolov and Piper Family Dentistry has relocated its mid-county office to 7500 Bryan Dairy Road, Suite C, Largo. The practice also has an office at 7601 Dr. M.L. King (Ninth) St. N, Suite A, St. Petersburg. Dr. Mark Sokolov, a graduate of the University of Michigan Dental School, has been practicing dentistry in the bay area since 1989. Dr. David Piper, a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, has been practicing since 1993.

Seminole loves its kids: Fun begins June 5
SEMINOLE -- Kids' Appreciation Day is back where it belongs, on the last day of school.

Church postpones move to new site
The church had hoped to have its services at St. Petersburg High School, but a lease was declined.

City tries to restore trust to recycling
St. Petersburg says items taken to dropoff sites really are recycled, unlike those placed in alleyway bins.

The lift students need
A dropout prevention program for fourth- and fifth-graders gives them multifaceted support and a better shot at success.

Top achievers
Three educators honored for being exceptional too

Hallelujahs take the place of hangovers
ST. PETERSBURG -- When members of Wings Fellowship Church set eyes on the interior of the two-story building their pastor wanted to purchase for their sanctuary, most were aghast.

Active Treasure Island volunteer dies at age 47
"Treasure Island has lost one of its jewels in the form of Sue Whitt," said Mayor Leon Atkinson.

Theatrical crowd plays helpful Mahaffey role
The Mahaffey Stars on the Bay gala and silent auction Friday night for the St. Petersburg theater's foundation featured food and drink along with music.

Tampa Bay Orthopaedic is expanding
ST. PETERSBURG -- Construction began last week on a new building for Tampa Bay Orthopaedic that will have doctors' offices and a surgery center.

Havana yacht race brought St. Petersburg fun, money
ST. PETERSBURG -- In 1952, the St. Petersburg-Havana Yacht Race sailed into a revolution.

USA Tennis squads set for sectional tourney
Local teams begin competition Friday in the USA Tennis Florida Senior Sectional Championships.

Madeira Beach is ready for Mad Dog races
Competitors are hoping milder conditions are approaching for this weekend's 17th annual Mad Beach Mad Dog Triathlon. Archibald Beach Park in Madeira Beach is where the action will be. It starts with Saturday's fourth annual Mad Tri Kids & Adults Triathlon, a mini version of Sunday's main event.

Determination pays off for Hayn in bus Figure 8
The life of a School Bus Figure 8 driver is one of drama and hazard, absurdity and accomplishment, and -- at times -- wealth.

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

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Paperwork goof allows woman to avoid arrest
  • Drownings probably accidents, police say
  • County, city may join for skate park
  • Passenger traffic slows down at airport
  • Chemist refines formula for art
  • Cultural group to cut ties with city
  • Oldsmar wish list focuses on 'quality of life'
  • Water rates ready to climb

  • Editorial
  • Seel's driving force: making U.S. 19 safe

  • Letters
  • Fire chief misses point on need for communication
  • Developer offers parking now, hotel later
  • NYFD coming for R&R -- and more
  • Pantry in red after move
  • Auditions scheduled for ballet dancers to vie for scholarships
  • Nurse charged in abuse at nursing home

  • 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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