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June 2, 2002
Tampa Bay: June 2, 2002 South Pinellas County news
Like, bummer: Skatepark on hold after site rejected
The City Council tables a plan to build the playground on 70th Avenue -- much to the relief of residents there. But the idea isn't dead.

Beaches struggling over height rules
In Treasure Island, the debate is over a proposal meant to encourage hotels to build up, not out. But beach lovers are skeptical and upset.

Mired in city-county power struggle, Lealman waits
The county will decide Tuesday whether to move annexation boundary lines to protect it. Cities watch and wait.

Tierra Verde has highest percentage of wealthy folks
Nearly 20 percent of the households there earn $150,000 a year or more. But that wasn't the only well-off spot.

Letters
Young volunteers are setting fine example
I volunteer at the St. Petersburg Free Clinic, giving out canned foods, etc. On Friday, May 24, the fifth grade from Lutheran Church of the Cross took a service day from class to come down and volunteer. Twenty-five kids worked for three hours. They regularly collect food and toiletries for us.

Three top Shorecrest class
The faculty breaks with history to name three valedictorians at the private school, where 61 graduated Saturday.

This summer, let your imagination drive you
Every summer, parents try to plan camps, beach days and outings for their kids so they won't be bored. I try to throw out a few ideas that are free or cheap as well. I have a few more to add to the list for this year.

Wellness Center closing this month
Competition hurt the center. St. Anthony's members will be able to switch to the YMCA -- with joining fee waiver.

Rec center expansion moving forward again
MADEIRA BEACH -- The city hopes to complete the expansion of its new recreation center by August, in time for the new school year.

Much has changed near interstate's interchange
Contrary to all rumor that you might have heard, Jessie and I did not run away from home. We were assigned to some other things for a while, and they kept us away. Now we're back and scrambling to catch up.

Starbucks to open at Ninth Ave. and Fourth
Demolition has begin on an old gas station. In addition to the popular coffee shop, plans call for two other tenants.

A $10-million upgrade
The area around an old, abandoned restaurant on Fourth Street is emerging as a vibrant collection of restaurants, shops and upscale living.

A Fond Farewell
Students, teachers and parents say goodbye to their old elementary school Friday, never to return again. A new, larger building is going up, and so are expectations about attracting students.

Group plotting facelift for park
Ideas discussed for Lealman Park include a tot park, basketball courts and a dog run. Residents can have their say Wednesday.

'Sowing seeds' of faith with $10 bills
Using donations totaling $6,000, Praise Cathedral will give $10 to each visitor who does not normally attend church.

St. Petersburg parade of ships lands 'Eagle'
ST. PETERSBURG -- It's considered a coup.

Stingers capture state title, national berth
The St. Petersburg Stingers under-12 baseball team is national-tournament bound.

Sport takes another shot at Olympics
With all it has on its plate, bowling faces another urgent matter -- opening the door to the Olympic Games.


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