March 2, 2003
Tampa Bay: March 2, 2003
South Pinellas County news
Mugger attacks 8 women in city's northeast
He prowls northeast St. Petersburg, using the same tactic: hit from behind, steal the purse. Police have some leads.
Let's not race to trade our village for Daytona
Jessie and I would like to have the last word about last weekend's CART races.
Interim administrators receiving pay raises
Four Pinellas Park administrators are filling new posts and seeing an increase in salaries. Others also get raises.
Schools hone tactics for surviving FCAT
Their staffs have spent untold hours checking myriad details to ensure the two-week test period goes smoothly.
Is an old shrub hubbub a factor in the political aspirations of Bob Fountaine and Charles Haggerty?
Woman found slain in Indian Shores condo
Neighbors described Cindy Shauman, 46, as "a wild one" because of her parties.
Women's group takes its members' power further
Pinellas Women in Power offers networking opportunities, comraderie and even lunch, but not the rules that limit members.
Voting not a priority for some candidates
Voting records show many of the candidates in beach towns have voted rarely, if at all, in past elections.
Veteran celebrates 108th birthday
SEMINOLE -- Chalk up another birthday for Alfred Pugh, a World War I veteran at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines.
Contests will seek poster, name for planned museum
Exhibits documenting African-American community life will be in a museum created from an unused building.
Indian Rocks Beach City Commission
Four candidates are running for two seats, and voters face a referendum on city real estate transactions.
Ross store to open at Seminole Mall in fall
The discount retailer will lease space vacated by Waccamaw's HomePlace. The 30,000-square-foot store will employ 30.
Resort asks waiver for beachfront water slide
The TradeWinds wants to operate the attraction from March through Labor Day but neighbors call the slide obtrusive.
A Day on the Job
Kathleen Mattea, 46, Owner, Kathleen's Alterations 6954 22nd Ave. N. St. Petersburg
Canadian company to close plant
The Pinellas Park operation points to the anemic U.S. economy and less demand for gas turbines.
On the Town
Mystery tour leads group to a rustic treat
As they met a chartered bus Thursday in the Northeast Shopping Center parking lot, sustaining members of the Junior League of St. Petersburg and their guests embarked on a mystery tour, with no previous information about their destination.
Scholars at Eckerd to tell tales of 2 St. Petersburgs
A symposium will help mark significant anniversaries celebrated this year by the Florida and Russian cities.
Veterans' artworks to compete
SEMINOLE -- Veterans who are inpatients and outpatients of the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines will compete for prizes at the annual arts competition from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. The public is invited to the free event in the J.C. Cobb Room in the main hospital, Building 100. The VA center is at 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., Seminole.
Supporters of status quo ahead in campaign gifts
The challengers and development opponents are mostly financing their campaigns themselves.
Mayoral candidate tops spending list
George Makrauer has raised and spent the most in an election that will probably bring runoffs.
Building official takes helm in St. Pete Beach
Jerry Sparks' first challenge will be quelling controversy over charges that the city is violating coastal building codes.
Criticism leads assistant city manager to leave job
ST. PETE BEACH -- As one new employee takes on a high-profile job in the city, another is leaving after 12 years.
Innocence lost, and now life
Ron Durham knew the mean streets, carried a gun, sold drugs. At 17, he had started to turn his life around when it was snuffed out.
Plans for cell phone tower put on hold
The application was incomplete but will probably reappear, a zoning official says. Another proposed on the south side is debated.
Calvin Johnson was officer when firm went bankrupt
Calvin Johnson is running for the Redington Shores Town Commission.
'Colorful' candidate adds to his resume
Is Michael Glick, who wants to be mayor of Redington Shores, a harmless jokester or a dangerous menace? Depends on whom you talk to.
Assassins, Leone lead winners
The Assassins captured the team title and Jason Leone's 855 handicap series won the singles crown as the Suncoast Association City Tournament ended last weekend at Countryside Lanes.
Maguire overcomes obstacles for victory
The women's winner in the Strawberry Classic 10K in Temple Terrace had a lot to be happy about.
Clearwater's Keyes shines at every level
Kristen Keyes (Clearwater/Central Florida CC) watched her older sister, Kelle, play softball and decided to try the game.
Sales price for Dew lots: $4.5-million
ST. PETERSBURG -- The Sembler Co. paid nearly $3-million for the Dew Cadillac main site and another $1.5-million for Dew's used-car lot. It is preparing to build a shopping center with a Publix grocery store on the land.
Keep Madeira Beach one community
On March 11, citizens of Madeira Beach are being asked to vote on a referendum that could forever divide our town -- that of single-member-district representation on our town commission.
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