April 17, 2003
Tampa Bay: April 17, 2003
North Pinellas County news
||Help from humans can harm turtles
[Times photo: Douglas R. Clifford]
Scientists warn that the endangered sea creatures should be left alone during their nesting and hatching.
Airport tightens security after breach
St. Petersburg-Clearwater airport officials and the Transportation Security Administration react after a man sneaked onto an empty plane.
Food pantry's building plans crumble
Neighborhood opposition and parking are two concerns. A city board denies an application to put a two-story building on a vacant lot downtown.
Developers of resort to revise proposal
Having to work around a condo motel means a whole new set of plans for the Clearwater site.
Council decisions met with applause
Residents cheered when the City Council approved codes that require projects to have the look of Old Florida and 100 acres in the commercial redevelopment district were rezoned.
Boat ramp in the works for Stansell Park
A concrete launching area is part of a $1.9-million expansion proposal that includes restrooms, a boardwalk and parking. A public hearing is planned.
50 years of parties
It was a big deal for a sleepy city; bait for the Northerners. The Fun 'n Sun Festival has grown along with Clearwater, and now offers almost every entertaining thing imaginable except fleeting bathtubs. This year, music takes center stage.
Competition heats up for area players
This month brings state mixed doubles team competitions and national individual championships.
Pinellas digest: Parks board likes smoking ban
OLDSMAR -- A proposed smoking ban at Bicentennial Park is one step closer to reality. The city's Board of Parks and Recreation voted 6-1 Monday to recommend that the City Council ban smoking at the park -- home to a new 4,000-square-foot skate park, tennis and basketball courts, a playground and a fitness trail.
Editorial: Neighborhood change good sign for Dunedin
Finally, a long-neglected area of Dunedin is getting significant attention.
Letters: Soldier appreciates the support
Re: For troops, only love, April 6 story about the Rally for America in Coachman Park.
Tampa Bay headlines
Employee shot during robbery at Bardmoor
Two home fires claim lives of woman, man
2 hospitals may realign care
United Way cuts funding deeply
Big Tobacco's absolute nemesis
Pinellas' overall crime rate drops -- a little
I-275 airport exit closing for 5 nights
Workshop set on how to get news coverage
Mary Jo Melone: The arts begin slow soak into city's soul
South Pinellas headlines
2 hospitals may realign care
Panel calls for limits on homework
Violent crimes down in Tampa; state rate drops
Defense: Prosecutors should be disqualified
Administrator chided for handling of bias claims
County votes to settle public access dispute
Man held in attacks on two women
County commission in brief: Panel on women urged to avoid abortion issue
News of Florida
Counties grapple with rapid growth
Legislature: With time short, Legislature has miles to go
SARS now suspected in 14 cases statewide
Legislature: Senate nearing okay of more tribal autonomy
Around the state: Jacksonville facing scarcity of surgeons
Alleged misdeeds blamed on ignorance
Fired worker's suit claims religious harassment
Legislature: Firms pushing phone rate hikes enriched parties' coffers
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