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November 17, 2002

Tampa Bay: November 17, 2002 South Pinellas County news
Pinellas Park moves ahead on Park Station
Although a majority of the city's projects remain on hold, five vacant positions in the police and fire departments will be filled.

St. Petersburg puts foot traffic in the driver's seat
Mostly lost amid the blur of cars, the needs of bicyclists and walkers get serious attention.

Council measure would restrict boats
BELLEAIR BEACH -- Render Britton has a 43-foot sailboat tethered to his dock out back. He also has two sport fishing boats, a 46 footer and a 40 footer, but he's trying to sell one of those.

Street with pioneer's name too Bland
A Madeira Beach street named for early developer D.G. Bland is now called Sunset Cove to please its residents.

Judge to reconcile fire panel election
Because of a ballot glitch in the Lealman Fire Commission election, a judge will review the results Monday morning.

Home destroyed after boys ignite helmet
The two boys were playing with candles. The fire caused an estimated $100,000 in damage.

Struggling bookstore sends out an SOS
The owner of Brigit Books in St. Petersburg seeks an infusion of cash to give her shop a new lease on life.

Nov. 20 is decision day for special programs
The next choice deadline is almost upon us.

Girl's fourth try for Perkins: another list, a longer wait
Editor's note: As an aid to understanding "controlled choice," Neighborhood Times will continue to profile families who are in the hunt for the right school during the next few weeks.

It's a buff job, but someone has to do it
Two silversmiths prove their mettle with blackened kettles ... and so forth.

Field trip worth its salt
No classroom can compete with a 72-foot schooner, whose maiden voyage to Tampa Bay teaches children unforgettable things.

Redington Beach abuzz after rash of burglaries
REDINGTON BEACH -- Four house burglaries and three car break-ins in two weeks have put this beach community on alert. The Sheriff's Office is increasing neighborhood patrols and surveillance, particularly at night. Town Clerk Larry Bittner said Friday he was recruiting resident volunteers to go door to door this weekend to distribute a "crime alert" flier, which also is posted on the town's Web site.

Albertson's loiterers worry neighbors
ST. PETERSBURG -- The store has cleaned up the parking lot and cut back shrubbery, but neighbors in Crescent Lake and Five Points still believe more could be done to manage transients outside a 24-hour Albertson's at 3700 Fourth St. N.

Selmon credits family, faith for his good life
Lee Roy Selmon's business and athletic accomplishments are well-known.

Redington Shores votes to develop plan
The town will spend $86,000 and take as long as six months to craft a comprehensive plan with the help of a consultant.

Dr. Delay
Study looks at senior pedestrians, crosswalks
We occasionally discuss the need to improve pedestrian safety, a major problem nationwide and a particularly acute problem in Pinellas County. We have one of the worst records in the country for killing pedestrians.

Science Center upgrades as big as the night sky
My 5-year-old daughter looked up at the constellations of the autumn sky and let out a big "Whoa."

Redington Shores piano bar parking variance turned down
REDINGTON SHORES -- Residents opposed to a piano bar and restaurant on the old town hall property won a partial victory Tuesday when the Town Commission voted down a parking variance previously approved by the Board of Adjustment.

Appointee will fill board vacancy
REDINGTON SHORES -- The commission vacancy created by the recent death of Clell Miller will be filled by appointment, according to the town's charter.

Eckerd captures some attention in SSC
It's about time.

Letters
Boyd Hill plan shows lack of respect
Re: Muck trucks to use road cut from park, Nov. 8.


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