April 16, 2003
Tampa Bay: April 16, 2003
North Pinellas County news
||April shower by dog power
[Times photo: Douglas R. Clifford]
Sharon Nichols of Clearwater gets showered with water Tuesday while walking her 18-month-old Australian shepherd, Sailor, at the Belleair Beach Causeway. Sailor shook off the water after taking a brief swim with Nichols, who visits the beach every day for a short walk.
Couple risk SARS to adopt little girl
Packing plenty of surgical masks, the Clearwater couple meet their 2-year-old daughter in China. Saturday brings the final stop, the greatest risk.
Police acts that killed man ruled proper
As the department continues its inquiry, the state attorney says the death of a mentally ill man who asphyxiated while being subdued was an excusable homicide.
$528,000 in trees coming
LARGO -- The City Commission considered cabbage palms and laurel oaks, flowering trees and the worrisome Brazilian pepper Tuesday night as it approved a long-range tree-planting plan.
Erosion, flooding remedies in focus
The problems associated with Curlew Creek are undermining homes, and the county wants owners to study engineers' solutions.
Court-ordered yard cleanup goes quietly
The property owner, who has fought the county for years, stays away while a junk-covered lot in Ozona is cleared.
County leaps toward new trail
Commissioners vote to lease land from Progress Energy for a recreation trail on the east side of Pinellas.
YMCA strives for donations to build Palm Harbor branch
It has raised about $2.2-million but needs about $2.5-million for construction to begin.
Tampa Bay headlines
Pinellas hospital isolates suspected SARS case
Inquiring minds learn about the two-legged pup
Swiftmud official's firm gets dredging contract
Two in Al-Arian case to get bail
Howard Troxler: Life, liberty and the right to a pregame Sunday beer
South Pinellas headlines
County asks: Will you stay here? And why?
Insurance requirement shuts down Duck Tours
USF campus to raise parking fees
Annexation's cost gives Pinellas Park pause
First Night's financial future may depend on fundraiser
St. Giles Manor evacuated after fumes trip alarm
Then as now
In the groove
Voter league has legacy of action in St. Petersburg
Facing 'toughest match,' tennis great lifts spirits
Black activist: Don't rush school chief pick
Cerebral children crunch the numbers
St. Jude's to rethink building new school
Building on success, a tradition will live on
Students tailor the clothes of drama
Gulfport seeks ideas for outdoor public art
Mideast military news
Ex-New Yorker runs into new activity
Triathletes get started at Fort De Soto
Cities should not annex by force
Obituary: Auto dealer Ferman dies
Ex-city attorney denied pension
Iorio heads to Capitol to lobby for state help
GOP touts Bush's tax cut plan
Man in car dies after shooting
Teacher punished after allegations
Ernest Hooper: Gator colors wave in Iraq; flags swiped
News of Florida
Changes to Glades bill alarm Congress
Mystery group targets House budget cuts
Budget balancing could drive up tuition, class sizes
Runoff will pick Jacksonville mayor
Legislature: With few friends, workers' comp bill moves ahead
Legislature: Senate moves to cool down debate on smoking limits
Legislature: Senate panel approves malpractice measures
Around the state: State to look at buying Cypress Gardens
Police pension board blamed in theft
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