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February 24, 2001

Tampa Bay: February 24, 2001
Ulmerton Road relief is coming, but slowly

[Times photo: Boyzell Hosey]
Plans for the widening of mid Pinellas' main thoroughfare are released, but construction doesn't start until 2004.
North Pinellas County news

City rethinks economic director's post
In the middle of trying to recruit an economic development director, the city plans to recast its net for applicants and shuffle the job duties.

Coast guard calls off search for diver
CLEARWATER -- The U.S. Coast Guard ended its search Friday for a diver who went missing Wednesday afternoon off Clearwater Pass.

Officer’s remarks deemed improper
The Largo police supervisor, however, resigned before an inquiry into his actions was complete.

Voyeur Web site now faces a deadline
Stop showing live video by Monday or expect legal action, Tarpon Springs says.

Teacher says good-bye after 35 years
A retiring second-grade teacher who began at Tarpon Springs Elementary in 1966 says she never wanted to teach anywhere else.

Benefit for Largo High student set for Sunday
Friends of comatose Largo High School student Angela Bernardini will hold a benefit Sunday at the Drew Street Station in Clearwater that will feature four bands, a raffle and food specials. The event will kick off at 5 p.m. at the restaurant and lounge, 1717 Drew St. The public is invited. A $5 donation is required for entry. Proceeds will help Angela's family.

10 heads ready to wear crown
The Miss Seminole contest tonight is one of the Miss America preliminaries and offers a total of $4,800 in scholarship money.

Students come to marshes’ aid
SEMINOLE -- Earlier this year, Heather Judkins' marine science honors class weeded, cleared and leveled the 16- by 16-foot area behind Seminole High School's tennis courts, put in an irrigation system, fenced off the area and then lined it with a thick black tarp to hold water and plants.

Teens hospitalized after vehicle hits utility pole
DUNEDIN -- The three Dunedin High School students involved in a wreck during school hours Thursday were running an errand when the driver lost control and crashed into a utility pole, according to the father of one of the victims.

Learning savings, grace in club
For almost four decades, a St. Petersburg woman has gathered children into a club that stresses building character and building savings. She will take them to Washington on money she saved.

Bayfront is forced to battle crime, too
Hospital security chief James Ward likens the medical complex to a small city, which will experience some crime.

High degree of difficulty reason for low numbers
Boys make up a small percentage of the gymnastics population, but that doesn't mean it's any less a sport.

Bibles have an exotic mission
Gathered from all over Florida by a Seminole woman, they will end up in Africa, eastern Europe and other destinations.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • For officers, food is a deal gone bad
  • Call helps police name bank robbery suspect
  • Smoke continues to choke I-4
  • Attorney studying Aisenberg case is a 'professional'
  • Clearwater ex-official won't face drug charge
  • Tampa Bay briefs
  • Man arrested over gun deal calls it misunderstanding
  • Cold war is over, but the nuclear age isn't
  • Utility fears cost of pumping violations

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Mayoral hopefuls dig into pockets
  • Growth defines District 2 race
  • Major to leave for job as chief
  • For now, officer avoids charges
  • Religion briefly

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • 911 call from life raft brings rescue
  • A closer look: one Hillsborough church

  • News of Florida
  • State broadens inquiry into bias beyond Perry
  • Defending his black staffers, Bush cries
  • Around the state
  • State, federal officials plan for worst as drought lingers
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