Tampa Bay: February 10, 2001
North Pinellas County news
||Celebrating marital longevity
[Times photo: James Borchuck]
The Catholic Church honors long-married couples, and one woman launches a program she hopes will prevent divorce.
Students take spontaneous holiday
CLEARWATER -- Few are owning up to the deed, but it appears Friday was a holiday for some north Pinellas County students.
Beach residents, agency square off
Stricter building rules could affect as much as $2.8-billion in property near a line where the state agency says water would go in a 100-year storm.
Construction worker breaks leg in three-story fall from hotel
CLEARWATER -- A construction worker survived a three-story fall from a hotel Friday morning.
Police still puzzled by mans shooting
He was found dead in his Largo home Nov. 14. Whether it is a homicide or a suicide is unclear.
FBI, postal service raid Largo business
Officials are tight-lipped about the afternoon raid of Bay Area Business Council offices, where items were confiscated and ordered sealed by a court.
Men face sex abuse charges in two separate cases
Two Largo men were arrested this week in connection with unrelated charges of child sex abuse, Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies reported.
Reminders all around of Oldsmar fire peril
Scouts and fire officials go door-to-door today to warn residents of the area's brushfire danger.
Company wants to disguise cell tower
The 150-foot tall tower at Gulf Road and Tarpon Drive would accommodate four wireless providers and look like a flag pole.
Transient gets 35 years for murder
He pleads guilty to a lesser charge in the stabbing of a Palm Harbor man he met at a lounge in Tampa. He took the victim's truck and credit cards.
Hemingway: On the Edge on stage tonight
TARPON SPRINGS -- Actor and playwright Ed Metzger will present a one-man show, Hemingway: On the Edge, at 8 tonight at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 E Pine St. Admission is $13; $11 for center members or students. For information, call (727) 942-5605.
Defibrillators to be luncheon topic
SEMINOLE -- Defibrillators, which shock a heart attack victim's heart back to life, will be the topic at the 11:30 a.m. luncheon meeting Thursday of the Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce.
Hockey players get a shot to see something different
Although the Tampa Bay Stars spend a lot of time on the ice and in the cold, many of the youth hockey travel team members never had seen snow.
Missionary aids quake victims
The young Ozona man says God called him to this epicenter of suffering.