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February 15, 2001

Tampa Bay: February 15, 2001
Deserted lot loaded with questions
[Times photo: Brendan Fitterer]
A 24,000-square-foot home is put on hold, leaving the neighborhood wondering what is next.
North Pinellas County news
North Pinellas briefs
Man in cap robs AmSouth Bank

Suspect in llama attack faces new charge
An East Lake resident already charged with felony cruelty to animals in the beatings of two pet llamas was charged Wednesday in a Dec. 9 burglary of the Tarpon Springs Driving Range on U.S. 19.

Oldsmar candidates cover a lot of ground at forum
On charter schools, traffic, parks and more, would-be officeholders pitch their views and themselves.

Past, future debated at Tarpon political talk
Some of the six candidates butted heads on how well the city meets the needs of residents. Two more forums are scheduled before the March 20 election.

Expense imperils wildlife corridor
Joining Brooker Creek Preserve to Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park in Pasco would require the purchase of thousands of pricey acres.

'They were lovely people'
Neighbors reflect on the elderly couple found dead in a room at the Mease Manor, an assisted living facility in Dunedin.

Toilets at park power debate
Some residents worry that permanent restrooms at Blossom Lake Park could provide a haven for vandals and vagrants.

Ex-wife held in scheme
CLEARWATER -- Police say they arrested a woman Wednesday who paid an undercover police officer $500 to kill her ex-husband.

Murder conviction reduced
A court says prosecutors didn't prove the killing was premeditated.

Kits keep veterans' minds, hands busy
A group has donated crafts to hospitalized veterans for 30 years. The founders and director will visit Bay Pines to celebrate that fact.

Clearwater leaders need to get priorities straight
Re: Sewer, water rates may rise 40 percent, Feb. 13.

Gunman robs 4 stores in Pinellas Park, Largo
A gunman robbed four gas stations and convenience stores early Wednesday in Pinellas Park and Largo, authorities said.

Mark your calendar

Free seminars offered at diabetes center
LARGO -- A series of free programs are offered this month by Largo Medical Center's Diabetes Educational Center, 1300 S Fort Harrison Ave. in Clearwater. All will be in the center's second-floor classroom. Programs and topics are as follows:

Woman charged with taking mom's money
Agents with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs charged a Clearwater woman with stealing $40,000 from her dead mother.

Course tempts foundation
A group dedicated to helping handicapped kids through golf looks at St. Andrews in Dunedin.

Murder conviction is reduced
A court says prosecutors didn't prove the killing was premeditated.

Kalway has great time in winning SWAT race
When a runner hasn't competed in a while, she or he doesn't know what to expect toeing the line in an unfamiliar race.

Tarpon Springs Arts Center deals in the highbrow
The venue is home to cultured entertainment such as string quartets and one-man plays.

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  • Fraud case sends man behind bars
  • New USF official will head up fundraising
  • Trial hears testimony on rat named Big Ben
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  • News of Florida
  • Perry bar faces more scrutiny after complaint
  • Growth proposals prompt fierce debate
  • Regents approve pay packages
  • Nursing home proposal will cap lawsuits
  • Alumni question FAMU president
  • Castor won't run for governor
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