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February 23, 2001

Tampa Bay: February 23, 2001
Clearwater teams carry county’s hopes
[Times photo: Jill Sagers]
Clearwater Central Catholic's boys and girls, and Clearwater High's boys will play today.
North Pinellas County news
Keller will not face marijuana charge
CLEARWATER -- Citing insufficient evidence, prosecutors will not charge former Clearwater economic development director Bob Keller with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Mother’s hope slips away for diver son
The search continues in the gulf, but nothing turns up. The group of divers made a series of tragic errors, authorities say.

4-year-olds wander from preschool
The two are unharmed, but the case is referred to the state attorney's office as a possible case of child neglect.

Manager hands chief 8-page to-do list
On his first day on the job, Largo's new police chief quickly finds out the priorities of the city manager.

Deputy arrests Orlando man in bank heist
Detectives also are questioning the man about a series of other bank robberies in the past 10 days.

Oldsmar water rates rise in April
OLDSMAR -- The first of two increases in the city's water rates will take effect in April. City Council members approved the new rates Tuesday.

2 casino boats may land in Tarpon
Competing companies seek dock space near each other on Dodecanese Boulevard, though city rules require they remain 1,500 feet apart.

African-American celebration
Celebrate Black History Month with a day of ethnic music, dance, food, storytelling, workshops, gospel choirs and step teams at the second annual Florida African-American Heritage Celebration from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Pinewood Cultural Park, off Walsingham Road on 125th St. N, Largo.

Three incumbents deserve to keep their seats
While some other cities in mid and north Pinellas County have been having their problems in the last couple of years -- city staff turnover, overruns on projects, declining downtowns, political intrigue -- Seminole has been sailing a calm sea.

Three Dunedin High students hurt in car crash
Sheriff's officials say the driver swerved to avoid something in the road and hit a utility pole.

Community college worried about four-year school plan
Leaders don't want a proposed four-year college in Tarpon Springs to recruit Pasco and Hernando freshmen and sophomores.

Best bets
Take your mutt for a strut

Brain teaser
"I love a skeptical audience," says Bob Lawson, who will perform feats of extra-sensory perception in his Mental Mystery Tour on Saturday.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, one of Russia's leading ensembles, will perform live in concert at 8 p.m. today at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Admission is $14 ($12 for center members or students). Call (727) 942-5605.

Greek festival begins in Tarpon Springs
TARPON SPRINGS -- An annual Greek festival benefiting people in need will be held today through Sunday on the grounds of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Plane's spectacular landing maneuver prompts call to 911
  • Inquiry starts in Sabrina case
  • Already tested, USF president is inaugurated today
  • Tampa Bay briefs
  • Jungle's action heroine battles bad guys in Tampa
  • Wolfinger prepares investigation

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • District 4 hopefuls tout their broad ideas
  • Ford remits election fee
  • Fast work nets teen burglary suspects
  • Widower sues factory in death
  • Teen sues DeMolay organization over molestation by leader
  • Townhome proposal dropped

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Riverview gathers to find its identity
  • Work on pool unearths truck, bone, mystery
  • Witness: No payoffs, just investments
  • Bulletin board
  • Spartan shorts
  • Two have helped do work of five at UT
  • Bulls bits
  • Photo exhibit at USF focuses on our faces
  • Campus calendar
  • Wonders of engineering on display

  • News of Florida
  • Man found guilty in sons' deaths
  • Murder case reopened; teenager gets apology
  • Lawyers ask high court for inmate DNA access
  • DCF secretary rebuts critical report
  • Bush seeks help with drought
  • Rent voting machines, Harris says
  • Report gives boost to barge opponents
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