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February 6, 2003

Tampa Bay: February 6, 2003
Foraging in the surf
[Times photo: Kinfay Moroti]
Sandpipers feed Tuesday on Indian Rocks Beach among the crashing waves of the gulf. The shorebirds feed on aquatic insects and other invertebrates.
North Pinellas County news
Commission united on fireworks issue
The city votes to support a ban on illegal fireworks being considered by county commissioners. It would close a loophole that allows amateurs to buy and set off fireworks.

Fliers give mobile home dwellers a scare
Largo commissioners, caught off-guard by the fliers, calm down residents in fear of losing their homes.

WorkNet contract questioned by state
WorkNet Pinellas had planned to use the $220,000 to help 85 people, but the state wants the controversial faith-based grant to help at least 150.

Local football stars sign to set futures in motion
Hundreds of football players across the country -- and several in north Pinellas County -- made official commitments to a college on Wednesday, the day oral commitments become binding pledges.

New light proposed to slow down drivers
The Forest Lakes Boulevard extension is still a speedway, city officials say. A study will be done to see if a second light is warranted.

Pantry finds new location
The Religious Community Services Inc. Food Pantry plans to build a new two-story facility on Hart Street.

Tarpon elects commissioner
TARPON SPRINGS -- Peter Nehr was elected city commissioner over Roger Sellew Tuesday night in a race that was tight but polite to the end.

New Tarpon commissioner plans public advisory panel
Peter Nehr says the goal is to seek out city residents' problems and their concerns.

Police reports: 2 teenagers sentenced for attempted robbery
LARGO -- Two of three teens accused of attempting a November 2001 robbery, which ended with one person shot and another tied up, have pleaded guilty to their charges and have been sentenced to prison time.

Editorial: Clearwater leaders wise to move slowly on beach plan
People who know how desperately Clearwater officials want to improve Clearwater Beach might wonder why they have been so quiet since the big announcement that a developer wants to build a $350-million, mixed-use project on a rundown section of the island.

Letters: We must say no to blood money for Belcher Road
Re: Ask developers of Wal-Mart to boost funding for Belcher, letter by Frank J. Muscarella Jr., Jan. 31.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Al-Najjar, family reunited overseas
  • Hunger, worry follow freeze
  • Tampa woman killed in car crash
  • Green is color of this morale boost
  • Judge grants delay in Aisenberg transcripts
  • Offices open to inform about controlled choice
  • Desal plant misses another deadline
  • Obituary: Donald Kriseman, former head of hardware firm
  • Obituary: Anne Goldman, former Times features editor
  • Mary Jo Melone: Listening to the voice that asks: 'What if?'

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Grand Prix, NAACP reach diversity agreement

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Political junkie: Mayoral candidate tries to clarify stance on krewe -- again
  • Greco laments proposal for amphitheater
  • Prominent prosecutor suspended
  • Robert Saunders, a guiding force in civil rights, injured
  • Times, WTSP to sponsor mayoral debates
  • Detectives see pattern after 5 armed robberies
  • Candidate's stance unclear

  • News of Florida
  • First claim paid: lobbyist's son
  • Inconclusive DNA tests, another execution date
  • Shuttle Disaster: Feeney named to panel planning NASA inquiry
  • Around the state: St. Johns doctors protest malpractice coverage cost
  • Judge won't drop charges related to boys' murder case
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