April 9, 2003
Tampa Bay: April 9, 2003
South Pinellas County news
New job rankles racing planner
He works 12 years to bring Grand Prix racing to St. Petersburg. Then he's demoted.
Squad car plan to pinch budget
The police chief's plan to help retain officers is expensive, and the city budget faces cuts.
Divided loyalties rear heads
Jimmy Johnson, council member and chamber chief, speaks up on an issue involving both groups.
Grocery store as appetizer
The city envisions a Midtown food store, at 22nd Street S and 18th Avenue -- and much more.
Depot is dealt a setback
Defective concrete in the Park Station project requires demolition before construction can resume.
Beach city sticks up for board chairman
Madeira Beach will not investigate its Board of Adjustment chairman despite a petition and some furious residents.
'Green' groups dot landscape
Why St. Petersburg? Clean air, a mid-state location, cheap rent and good resources, they say.
Annexation vote is set
SEMINOLE -- The city's boundaries may change again.
Kids who can't swim needn't dread water
One hundred children ages 5 to 11 can get free lessons through an annual Kiwanis program.
Jewish congregants hear NAACP leader
ST. PETERSBURG -- Friday evening, on the 35th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., local NAACP president Darryl Rouson attended his first Sabbath service.
Having acted up a storm in soap operas, a thespian takes on a more meaningful role, part of his own personal search.
In art, students find a mirror
Asked to interpret freedom, youths look inward and produce a broad spectrum of work now on public display.
Mideast military news
Marine Pfc. Marc A. Parvis, son of Vicki Parvis of Seminole, was deployed to Kuwait with the 7th Marines. He is an infantry squad leader. He graduated from Seminole High School in 2000.
Chefs and celebrities on duty for charity
Professionals and volunteers fed more than 300 people Saturday night at Family Resources' fifth annual Great Chefs of Tampa Bay event, held in the home of Dr. Pete and Jill Orobello.
A-frame extends a warm welcome wherever it lands
Physically moved twice since 1966, the welcome center greets about 90,000 tourists a year.
John's Pass project gets board's okay
A $15-million redevelopment project in John's Pass Village on Monday received the endorsement of Madeira Beach's Board of Adjustment.
Variance granted after battle
MADEIRA BEACH -- Former mayoral candidate Len Piotti finally won a variance that will allow him to convert his garage into living space for his grandchildren.
Gambling boat shuns three blind women
SunCruz Casino says choppy waters posed a safety risk. Civil rights lawyers weigh the case.
From steel drums to police motorcycles
Strike up the band and wear red, white and blue for this year's Festival of States.
Ruling keeps Treasure Island commissioner on the job
A judge dismisses a petition to recall Barbara Blush after her vote for new land development regulations upset residents.
Raceweek is challenge for competitors
A premier keelboats event each year, Suncoast Raceweek is a point to point race. It doesn't circle a formal course.
Doubles squads set for state tourney
Local teams will be among 25 squads venturing to Daytona Beach to take on challengers in the Florida Sectional Senior Mixed Doubles Championships.
Tax cap rules are discriminatory
Re: Tax cap's disparity: Some save more, March 17.
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