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January 10, 2003

Tampa Bay: January 10, 2003 North Pinellas County news
Model employee going strong at 90
A Dunedin man who works in Clearwater shares the secret of his success with the governor during a trip to Tallahassee.

Boats won't be banned behind resort
Commissioners reject a plan to keep partiers from anchoring near Shephard's. Residents had complained about drug use.

Medical wing to be replaced
The overcrowded medical wing is slated to be replaced with a $30-million building at the 49th Street jail complex.

Guilty plea disputed in bull slaying
The lead defendant in one of Tampa Bay's most notorious animal abuse cases ever is trying to retract his guilty plea in a fatal bow-and-arrow attack on a purebred bull at a ranch in Odessa.

Big-band singer set to shatter her silence
An eager Connie Haines will perform for the first time since a devastating April car crash and months of rehabilitation.

Forum as calm as rest of race
The cordial and subdued campaign for Tarpon Springs City Commission Seat 4 continues its sleepy pace at the Rotary Club's event Thursday.

Group sues over Dunedin library rule
A religious group says it should be able to reserve space in the library. The city says it is separating church and state.

Space heater blamed for mobile home fire
TARPON SPRINGS -- An empty mobile home burned Thursday morning after an electric space heater overloaded its outlet, starting a fire in the wall, fire officials said.

This week: Pinellas
Benefit concert

Pinellas diges: More campaign signs ahead
LARGO -- There may be a few more signs at polling locations this March. City commissioners this week agreed to allow campaign signs on public property and rights of way near public buildings used as a polling place. Though the change still needs a final vote, it probably will be adopted in time for the March 4 election, when three seats on the commission open. The issue was raised at Tuesday's commission meeting after several commissioners complained that polls located on private property, such as a church, could be used for campaigning but not those on city property. Commissioners agreed the distinction appeared to be hypocritical and voted unanimously in favor of changing it.

Bowling: Beierlein and his passion for sport will be missed
Harry Beierlein.

Editorial: Hats off to a leader with the right stuff
It is a shame when a person who has shown he has the right stuff for elective office gets too discouraged to continue serving. That describes Oldsmar City Council member David Tilki, who announced this week that he will not run for re-election in March.

Letters: Think small, not five stories tall, in Safety Harbor
Our residents have a lot at stake as the Safety Harbor City Commission votes on the proposed Harborside development on the Loick property in the next few weeks. The plan includes, among other things, 168,000 square feet of concrete and a five-story building, leaving us with 80 percent concrete and 20 percent green space.

Clearwater Beach this week
With the help of Rick Martin, four canines overcame grim prospects. Today the little entertainers put on big performances, and they seem to thrive on the show biz life.


Tampa Bay headlines
  • Maestro's football outing hits sour note
  • Two tickets, but a family of six
  • Bay area United Way will cut staff
  • Too many seats?
  • 2 arrested in hunting permit case
  • Man attempts to take gun aboard TIA flight
  • Activists gather to rally for 'MacDill Nine'
  • Pickup hits I-75 guard rail, injuring 5 passengers
  • Howard Troxler: Lieutenant governor: experience not required

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • St. Petersburg wants to woo major cruise lines
  • Obituary: Former local library leader dies at 72

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Deal may end water stalemate
  • Girl, 6, honored for saving brother
  • Crash sends postal truck flying into storefront
  • Victim lived long enough to ID killer, officials say
  • 49 buildings on demolition list

  • City Times (South Tampa)
  • Grand Central: Too soon old, too late wise
  • Lengthening the line
  • My town: A warm reception
  • Amy Scherzer's Diary: Partaking of parties
  • City People: He's all smiles
  • Obituary: Five decades filled with dedication, doctoring
  • What's in a name?: Uniting Tampa's longshoremen
  • RSVP Tampa: Rolling with the punch lines
  • Everybody's business: Eating out gets easier
  • Neighborhood Report: Workshop focuses on adolescent girls
  • Produce stand is moving in
  • From ex-hospital to apartments for elderly
  • Help on way for tricky intersection
  • Weaving memories, mending hearts
  • Neighborhood Notebook
  • Homes: Front porch: Living on memories of home
  • Landmark gets new lease on life
  • To combat allergens, clean means dust, filter and purify

  • North of Tampa
  • Deluge closes parts of Flatwoods Park
  • Flooding fix loses a race with the rains
  • Marlene Sokol: Cosby hasn't offered to do my job
  • Wesley Chapel: Research reveals a pricey pedigree
  • New Tampa: Transplanted northerner helps lead fight for natives
  • Cycling/Triathlon: BBC welcomes riders from throughout state
  • University North: Weaving memories, mending hearts
  • Countryway: Traffic near Lowry school a 'severe' concern
  • Northdale: Special Olympics is a study in caring
  • New Tampa: Heritage parents oppose boundaries
  • Meet Your Neighbor: French wine? Yes, no
  • Gardening: A few tips on caring for philodendron, ixora
  • Tampa: Some kids and nannies prefer Gary

  • News of Florida
  • Facing a shortfall, officials begin fiscal wrangling
  • State opens rabies fight in I-4 corridor
  • Gallagher's formal title flummoxing state Cabinet
  • Democrats propose prescription drug plan
  • Man killed after threatening deputy with table leg
  • Broward voting woes spur town to call off election
  • Doctors warn of growing malpractice crisis
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