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January 12, 2001
Tampa Bay: January 12, 2001
Turtles to pop up for art, charity
[Times photo: Scott Keeler]
Inspired by a cow fundraiser in Chicago, officials at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium are turning to turtles -- whimsical, bigger-than-life, fiberglass turtles.
North Pinellas County news

$222,609 awarded in parking lawsuit
The suit claimed that Clearwater had unfairly transferred a 25-space lot.

Fire damages landmark Jimmy Hall’s Steak House
Authorities have not pinpointed a cause, but arson is not suspected.

Ridgecrest discussion heats up packed hall
Changes to Omni Center plans seem to appease nearby residents, but many still object to the extension of 119th Street N and are upset when they are not allowed to speak.

Oldsmar plan gets rolling
The city manager lends support to a developer's plans for 4 acres that could figure prominently in downtown redevelopment.

Water fee ruled constitutional
The ruling lets the county charge both users and non-users of reclaimed water.

Library is getting raw deal, city says
SEMINOLE -- Believing the Seminole Library is shortchanged by the countywide library cooperative, the city has said it might one day turn away from an organization that gives its library $180,000 a year.

Hart has right to keep eye on Clearwater staff
EDITOR'S NOTE: The first six letters concern a dispute between Clearwater City Commissioner Ed Hart and Interim City Manager Bill Horne over whether Hart should be allowed to attend internal meetings of the city staff.

Series of free law classes planned at SPJC campus
CLEARWATER -- You don't have to be a lawyer to learn about the law. The People's Law School, a series of free sessions sponsored by the Clearwater Bar Association, will begin Thursday.

Homeless shelters seek volunteers
The Pinellas County Coalition for the Homeless is seeking volunteers who can work overnight at shelters that are set up to house the homeless on cold nights.

Pool stains beware
SEMINOLE -- When pool workers walked into his parents' swimming pool supply business in Largo in the 1980s and complained they couldn't find products to fight stains and discoloration in pools, Jack Beane began experimenting with chemicals.

Both sides raise the stakes in gambling boat feud
Tarpon Springs police are investigating a complaint that could involve false imprisonment, and a lawsuit has been filed in federal court.

Tour’s striking success calls for another trip
Families and friends will be traveling to Germany and Switzerland this summer on the second Bowl Your Way Through Europe tour sponsored by the Jerry Krauss Strike & Spare Fun Centers of Pinellas County.

Northern exposures
In 1973, filmmaker John Holod took an unforgettable road trip in Alaska with just a sleeping bag and a Harley. He returned in 1998, this time with his camera and a luxury motor home.

Best bets
MINIATURE ART SHOW: Artists from 15 foreign counties and 40 states will exhibit tiny, intricate artwork at the 26th International Miniature Art Showfrom Sunday through Jan. 28 at the Belleview Biltmore Resort and Spa.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Lawyers ask Bush to save dog from death penalty
  • Blood reserves run critically low in Tampa area
  • Cold winter, warm hearth
  • TIA acts to quiet din from its skies
  • Real health risks?
  • Tampa Bay briefs
  • Christian group sues PSTA over ad space
  • Young offenders may get more counseling, other help
  • Children's insurance at issue

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Street killing is year's first
  • Williams will try to keep council seat
  • Fired officer testifies he did not see any abuse
  • After a pause, arsonist returns

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • One suspect arrested in store shootings
  • Store owner shot in robbery
  • Non-partisan commission races opposed
  • Bulls bits
  • Spartan shorts
  • Men's hoops team must play without its leading scorer
  • USF plans vigil, march to honor Martin Luther King
  • Seniors still hear classroom's call
  • Campus calendar

  • News of Florida
  • Secretary of state speaks: 'I know I followed the law'
  • Bush offers plan to lure teachers
  • Glock: 'I killed Ms. Ritchie. I'm sorry for it'
  • Panel probes Bush's inaction
  • Around the state
  • Senator warns of student-performance gap
  • Teen anti-smoking program effective despite budget
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