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February 22, 2001

Tampa Bay: February 22, 2001
Who's watching whom?
[Times photo: Scott Keeler]
Maryann Langston of Branch, Mich., views a jewfish, which are protected in the gulf, on Wednesday in a 120,000-gallon reef tank at Konger Tarpon Springs Aquarium. Langston is on vacation with her husband for several months to escape cold weather.
North Pinellas County news

Judge takes Scientology, critics to task
The feud burdens taxpayers, says the judge, who fines two critics but finds no evidence to rule on dozens of individual allegations.

Some see need to replace signs
The county plucked the stop signs on Wilcox Road near Largo, but some residents worry that a child could be hit.

Deputy punished for gun incident
A detention deputy serves a one-day suspension for a parking lot confrontation.

Deputies seek bandit in robbery of 7 banks
Dubbed a serial bandit, he passes a note to tellers demanding money. No weapon has been seen.

Walsingham school plan unchanged
The superintendent rethinks some of his zoning proposals, but not for Walsingham Elementary.

Sheriff settles lawsuit in chase
The accident happened in 1993 when a man plowed into a nurse's car. The price for her life: $95,000.

Tarpon design guideline vote delayed
Sensing misunderstanding, the city will take time to explain its plan to preserve the cultural bent of the Sponge Docks area.

Work for Rotary faces review
A candidate for Oldsmar City Council says a secretary's work on a civic association's newsletter is wrong.

North Pinellas digest
Public hearing today on Pinellas Trail

Council forum focuses on tax, neighborhood
Seminole Gardens residents quiz candidates on local security, Penny tax spending and noise from Seminole Mall.

City leaders: Please fix Fort Harrison Avenue
Re: Fort Harrison Avenue badly needs work, letter, Feb. 16.

Driver in fatal crash sentenced to 36 years
The widow of the victim is happy the case is finished, but she regrets she didn't get a chance to speak in court.

North Pinellas briefs
Dunedin students dance to stamp out violence

Several take shot in junior tourneys
Tournaments were plentiful for juniors last weekend and provided opportunities for matchplay, ranking points or achieving a national championship berth. Clearwater played host to a state-sanctioned singles tournament, the Winter Wonders, at the McMullen Tennis Complex for about 100 players. Just a little south of McMullen was the USTA National Championships for the 16-and-under girls at Bardmoor Golf and Tennis Center.

Tampa Bay headlines
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  • Man charged in Polk wildfire
  • Rescuers look for diver lost in gulf outing
  • State to repair, replace worn Skyway cameras
  • Penny-fed, Pinellas' garden grew
  • Investigation sought on detectives' conduct
  • Aisenbergs: Now go and find our daughter
  • Welfare coordinator wants out
  • Democrat, veteran wants Bilirakis' spot
  • Major events in the Aisenberg case
  • Major figures in the Aisenberg case
  • Some just keep seeking Sabrina

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Details escape council hopefuls
  • Shortage squeezes area blood supplies
  • Two community leaders say old bathhouse should be saved
  • Burglar takes ring, $20,000

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Oops department misfiled this one
  • Developer may seek annex of new area
  • Tampa Bay briefs
  • Britton Plaza theater to shut down Sunday
  • Renters return after fire with mixed emotions
  • Evans testifies that he didn't take bribes

  • News of Florida
  • Man charged in Polk wildfire
  • NTSB places blame in crash
  • Gulf gas pipeline wins initial federal approval
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