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February 25, 2001
Tampa Bay: February 25, 2001
Free-range dogs still a bone of contention
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[Times photo: Dirk Shadd]
In the dog-greet-dog world of St. Petersburg, they'd better be on leashes. The home of an estimated 33,000 dogs has no park for them yet.
South Pinellas County news

Landmark inn to get new life as spiffy spa
With the recent okay from the city, an aging Gulfport eyesore could become a shining jewel in the waterfront district.

McLin bathhouse might be saved
The 3,500-square-foot structure was set for demolition, but supporters have rallied in hopes of giving it new life.

Mayor is cleared of interfering with ticket
He had been accused of getting a parking ticket fixed. It didn't happen, says the police chief.

Pinellas Park monitors employee phone records
The city's system can track incoming and outgoing numbers and the length of a call.

Residents to get say on well sites
Tampa Bay Water is looking for 16 sites in Pinellas Park to drill wells that will supply a new desalination plant.

St. Peter’s deserves a parking lot
Re: Article about the raising of old First Baptist Church to provide parking for St. Peter's Cathedral.

3 projects could join restaurant on corner
Once an eyesore, the intersection sees several potential developments, including a hotel that may occupy the Cracker Barrel parcel.

Police Athletic League honors 12-year-old girl
ST. PETERSBURG -- Twelve-year-old Tracy Johnson was named the Police Athletic League's PAL of the Year at last week's 41st annual awards banquet.

State of the Festival: a tradition tweaked
The Festival of States will keep old standbys like the Blues Festival and Illuminated Night Parade this year, but will shorten the schedule and emphasize bands less.

The week ahead

St. Petersburg political contributions
The lists below reflect donations received by City Council candidates in races on the Feb. 27 ballot. The lists reflect contributions received on or before Jan. 31, the closing period for the last report candidates were required to file.

Bayfront auxiliary has fashionably late arrival
The burning question Tuesday at the Bayfront Medical Auxiliary luncheon: Would the clothes arrive for the fashion show?

Rice family opens new Kingfish Restaurant
The opening revives a family tradition dating back to the opening of the first restaurant at John's Pass in 1945.

Country cooking to arrive on city’s menu
A Cracker Barrel will land at 54th Avenue N off Interstate 275 this year if all goes according to company plans.

Neighborhood briefs
Al-Najjar to speak at club's luncheon

New sanctuary fills void on Tierra Verde
And Tierra Verde residents fill their only church building, which shares parking and the look of Mercantile Bank.

Private businesses have a stake in city road work
Most of you who drive around St. Petersburg are familiar with all the street renovation that's been going on in the Bayboro District. Landscaping. Neckouts (those bulges in the curbs that are supposed to make traffic feel squeezed and therefore, maybe, slow it down), brick work and general prettying up.

Sanders School plans get okay
The renovation of the school for emotionally handicapped children is expected to be completed in spring 2002.

Center: a great resource for all things scientific
What started in the '50s in a garage as a place to help kids and Boy Scouts with their science projects is now a great resource for parents and their children. Call the Science Center of Pinellas County to get a copy of its latest newsletter. You may be surprised at all the classes, field trips, summer camps, laser shows and birthday parties it has scheduled for our kids.

Shore Acres won’t accept ‘no’ on traffic calming
ST. PETERSBURG -- Proponents of a Shore Acres traffic-calming plan that was rejected in a neighborhood vote have turned to the city for help.

Airport gets boost from aviation group
Albert Whitted, under scrutiny by some mayoral candidates, is named a "most-needed" public-use airport.

Redington Beach has incentives for clerk
Turnover prompts the commission to name an acting town clerk and implement incentive raises.

What’s up on campus
Eckerd College

Medalist philosophy produces success
Developing healthy, strong adults is the primary focus of the coaches at Medalist All-Star Gymnastics in Pinellas Park.

‘Frenzy’ starts today for Sunshine conference
The NCAA has "March Madness." The Sunshine State Conference has "February Frenzy."

Fick, Warner strike success
Mike Fick and Edmund Warner each won two titles, and Jamie Potter and Kelly Fecke tied for the scratch singles championship as the Upper Pinellas Junior Bowling Association's Tournament of Champions ended last Sunday at Dunedin Lanes.


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