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October 24, 2002

Tampa Bay: October 24, 2002
Dumpster duty: Bringing art to alleys
[Times photo: Jim Damaske]
The Outdoor Arts Foundation moves from decorating fiberglass turtles to trash bins.
North Pinellas County news
Clearwater to assess firefighting procedures
This will be the second independent review the city has requested in the wake of the fatal fire at the Dolphin Cove condos.

A new downtown may soon emerge
A reputable developer has started work on a village of homes, shops and a park.

Wider CR 1 to ease traffic pressure
Some drivers who use Alt. U.S. 19 and U.S. 19 are expected to head to County Road 1 in Palm Harbor.

History museum audit reveals no problems
Cleared of financial mismanagement, the Safety Harbor museum now might receive a $40,000 grant.

Police still mum on dead man's ID
Relatives of the victim, who was found dead with a gunshot wound in his left side while in his car, had not been notified, police say.

Deputy cleared in fatal shooting
PALM HARBOR -- Prosecutors on Wednesday cleared a Pinellas County sheriff's deputy of wrongdoing in the recent shooting death of a drug suspect who lunged at the deputy in a patch of woods off U.S. 19.

War veterans can get high school diplomas
Veterans of World War II and the Korean War are eligible to receive high school diplomas provided they are Florida residents.

Leader speaks up for hard-working people
Largo Community Development director Ric Goss did a bold thing at this week's City Commission meeting: He stuck up for people who don't earn much money or have much influence -- something that happens too rarely in our local communities.

Tarpon survey on services could be done more cheaply
When I first learned that the city of Tarpon Springs was going to do a survey and ask its citizens to prioritize city services and get their opinion on how to pay for them, I thought it would be a good idea. I assumed the city was going to include this survey in our monthly utility bills, as it has used this method for "educating" us about various issues in the past. This would have cost only about $400-$500. Now it would seem I was badly mistaken.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • He prefers dresses, but his principal says no
  • Hinesley's plans evoke relief, disgust
  • Glory days
  • Diversity referendum debated
  • Peer into Pinellas Precinct's crystal ball
  • Critic presses issue of Greco trip to Cuba
  • Brazilian seamen still stranded
  • U.S. attorneys argue to lower Aisenbergs' fees

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Ex-banker accused of stealing $495,000
  • Science prize: Secret Service

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Golfing may be in port's future
  • Scout leader arrested
  • Tampa man convicted of molesting neighbor

  • News of Florida
  • Tax cuts merit a mere whisper
  • Activist running without a party
  • Around the state
  • Columba Bush says daughter sparked advocacy
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