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April 23, 2003

Tampa Bay: April 23, 2003 North Pinellas County news
Detectives tie church burglaries together
A former Californian living in a van in Clearwater is arrested in connection with the thefts from at least six area churches.

Museum given new 20-year lease
Still, Safety Harbor can end the new agreement, without reason, with 120 days' notice.

Rights policy gains ground
A commission majority supports a broad ordinance to forbid discrimination in jobs, housing and accommodations.

Shooting pellets leads to arrest
A man who bought a pellet gun is arrested after a sheriff's deputy walking his dog hears shots.

County may raise spending for health
Commissioners say the amount for care of the needy depends on state lawmakers' moves.

Tarpon deli owners charged with fraud in Poland
A couple is arrested and charged with defrauding a company in their native Poland.

2 pit bulls dragged by car, 1 injured
A Palm Harbor man is charged with one felony count of animal cruelty. He told officers he was disciplining his dogs.

Letters: Why move park across the street?
Your headline, Boat ramp in the works for Stansell Park (April 17), did an injustice to what will really take place at Pop Stansell Park in Palm Harbor. It should have read, Popular park slated to be gutted for new boat ramp.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Computer to scan for crooks visiting court
  • Retire? Not for $525,000
  • City won't get 2007 Super Bowl
  • Report: Hockey owners lost $32.7-million
  • Schools face loss of almost 600 jobs
  • The price they didn't want to hear: $92,000
  • Howard Troxler: Everglades Forever? We'll see if they mean it

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Peacocks ruffle feathers in Seminole neighborhood
  • Huge triathlon crowd to include 85-year-old doing her first race
  • Pinellas Park spent public money on private company
  • Gulfport park now groovy, not 'gross'
  • Districts redrawn to reflect census
  • What's up in church? Laity changing
  • Snell Isle man dies after riding bike into car's path
  • Airport's history, from blimps to bat planes
  • Spiritual insight
  • Glad scientists
  • On the town: Checks presented to three groups
  • A hardy fest, Green Thumb to display buds and blooms
  • Military news
  • Buyers of first home can get a big boost
  • Summer forces local sailors to change course
  • Forerunners dominate Boston field
  • Treasure Bay focusing on another championship
  • Editorial: Security breach at airport is alarming
  • Letters: Lake project must not disturb eagles

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • County rebukes 10 over bias case
  • Iraq: Victim of war is laid to rest
  • USF official accused of peeping
  • Death row inmate seeks to end appeal process
  • Under Iorio, City Hall gets new shape
  • SunTrust sues landlord over Tampa home
  • Schools could alter choice assignments
  • Gibsonton crash leaves one dead

  • News of Florida
  • Legislature: Legislators give GOP donor exemption
  • Seen any crabs in the mood?
  • In judging Florida, teachers do the salary math
  • Graham jumps into fray over medical cuts
  • Legislature: Senate: Give Glades cleanup 10 more years
  • Orange may vanish from auto tags
  • Legislature: House rejects Bush's bid for revote on bullet train
  • Legislature: Gambling ship operators offer tax deal
  • Legislature: Panel approves hikes in fees, fines
  • Stranded pilot whales improving
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