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July 10, 2002

Tampa Bay: July 10, 2002 North Pinellas County news
Accident snarls traffic on parkway
CLEARWATER -- A two-truck accident on the Clearwater side of the Courtney Campbell Parkway tied up traffic Tuesday for more than two hours. The crash occurred about 10:55 a.m. when a Ford utility truck and semitrailer truck collided in the eastbound lanes of the causeway. The driver of the utility truck was taken to Tampa General Hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the semitrailer truck was not injured, police said. Eastbound lanes were closed until about 1:15 p.m., when debris and fuel were cleaned up.

Endangered loggerhead's nest plundered for eggs
Theft of the eggs would carry a federal penalty of a $25,000 fine and a year in jail. More than 100 eggs are missing.

Bridge route spares dog beach
Pinellas County will move forward with plans to replace the Belleair Causeway Bridge along a route 75 feet to the north of the existing bridge, county commissioners said Tuesday.

County approves digging test well
An exploratory well at the south end of Lake Tarpon would test the water and soil to see whether aquifer storage and recovery would work there.

City says it prefers smaller signs
LARGO -- City Commissioners want local businesses to help create a better-looking, less-cluttered community. They are encouraging companies to use what's become known as monument signs, which planners say take up less space and make for a cleaner look.

Rescued boy saved from fate of brother
The 3-year-old whom an officer rescued from a pond lost a sibling to drowning. His mother vows the boy now will learn to swim.

Little League dads' concerns prod county to change focus
Fathers ask for a ballfield closer to where they live. The result? The county alters its approach to recreation services in unincorporated areas.

Developer asks Oldsmar to refund $97,500 in fees
Now that a residential property is once again industrial, its new owner wants the city to refund the impact fees.

Woman claiming sexual abuse sues pastor, Lutheran church
The clergyman retired recently from St. Andrew Lutheran in St. Petersburg.

Summer Sprint Series is ready for second race
More than 900 triathletes will compete for points in the second Summer Sprint Series race Sunday in Clermont.

Clearwater NAACP examines complaints against police force
The chapter will look into allegations of excessive force in the arrests of four black men.

Editorial
Largo needs courage to stand by library plans
At the request of Commissioner Pat Gerard, Largo city commissioners will meet in the next few days with the architect they hired to design their new library. Gerard's mission: to scrap the library design unveiled to residents weeks ago and even, perhaps, talk about downsizing the project.

Letters
Accountability is key in fatal fire
Re: Condominium fire in Island Estates . . . two die.


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  • Manatee rules sail through one hearing
  • Cops stole porn tapes, lied, ex-officer says
  • Shipyard worker 'Betsy the Burner' dies at 83
  • Who's watching guardians?
  • Mistrial ends botched knee operation suit
  • Drowned fisherman's body identified
  • Author and ecologist George K. Reid dies at 84
  • City turns to other costs at airport
  • People can be frozen, but can they be revived?

  • Howard Troxler
  • Don't kill the lawyers, just the frivolous lawsuits

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Museum seeks funds for increased security
  • Newly adorned lawn has couple stumped
  • County shifts role toward recreation
  • Family hails a cabbie who saved the day
  • Neighbors join fray over taller buildings
  • The full Montessori
  • Coffee Pot lot bought for $896,300, divided
  • The Montesorri Method
  • Property values mean higher tax bill
  • Aunt Hattie's brings back memories savory and not
  • A Day on the Job in South Pinellas County
  • Business Headlines
  • Student writes, draws her way to national awards
  • Manager's marks show satisfaction
  • Military news
  • South Pinellas teams square off for title
  • Summer Sprint Series ready for second race
  • Lincicome is staying right on course

  • Letters
  • Take care to preserve our symbol

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Husband arrested after wife found dead

  • News of Florida
  • Redrawn House districts approved
  • Vouchers head to court again
  • Boy improving year after shark attack
  • Bush to name new justice
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