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August 21, 2002

Tampa Bay: August 21, 2002
Brawn before beauty
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[Times photo: Chris Zuppa]
Coffee Pot drivers, walkers, runners and bikers can anticipate a November return to their picturesque -- and shored up -- terra firma.
South Pinellas County news
East Lealman to pursue cityhood alone
The Community Association proposes a city to the east of Kenneth City nestled between Pinellas Park and St. Petersburg.

St. Pete Beach tiptoes into minefield of LDRs
Still without a master plan, city officials take on land development rules -- the less volatile ones, at least.

Beach burg's budget is all of one page
Belleair Shore, pop. 85, has a small but healthy wallet. Office supply expense is up; so is property tax revenue.

Neighborhood bully wanted in hit-run
Authorities say the suspect ran down a Seminole neighbor he had feuded with over a fence.

New library to cut back right hours
The $2.7-million branch next to the Enoch Davis Center will offer patrons much more -- and a bit less.

Tutoring teeters as funding is slashed
The program will go out to bid, says an overseer who assures that the effort is not doomed.

Owner tries to save pet; both perish
PINELLAS PARK -- When firefighters found Michael Hoyle, he was holding Bonnie in his arms.

A Day on the Job: She paints her way into people's homes
An artist and instructor tells why she took up painting and how she makes a living from it.

Business headlines
Center will help home purchasers

Copying error muddies murder case
It was a tiny mistake at the copy machine. Somebody made two identical copies of one page of a search warrant affidavit in a first-degree murder case.

Herman Goldner dubbed a 'pre-eminent mayor'
As a smart, aggressive attorney, he served as St. Petersburg's mayor, even switching parties in his fourth term.

Pop quiz
Editor's note: Each week, Pop Quiz will take a peek into an elementary, middle or high school classroom. If you wish to see a topic addressed, please send your idea to Top of the Class, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731.

Early start adds steps ahead
With classes well under way, laments about the early school year have subsided. Some point to the advantages.

Man punched during arrest settles with beach city
Informed of an imminent lawsuit, St. Pete Beach makes an offer in the 1999 case.

Barbershop singers hooked on harmony
The Suncoast Chorus is one of the oldest chapters in the state, says a charter member, 84, whose son and grandson also belong.

Madeira Beach draws the line on pay raises
Some higher-paid city workers will not get the same salary bumps as their colleagues.

Beach briefs
Church thrift shop to have September grand opening

Military news
Navy Midshipman George J. Roth, son of Jill R. Goude and George J. Roth of St. Petersburg, completed six weeks of U.S. Naval Academy indoctrination in Annapolis, Md. During "Plebe Summer," Roth learned basic skills in seamanship, navigation, infantry drill, sailing and marksmanship. He will spend the next four years preparing for an officer's commission.

Editorial
Jousting over festival appears to end
It appears the jugglers, minstrels and fire-eaters will make one final curtain call in Largo next spring. A truce is being declared so the Bay Area Renaissance Festival can go on -- and so Largo can stay out of court.

Letters
Yes, many teenagers are doing good things
Re: 61st Central center serves and served by teenagers, July 28.


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