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March 2, 2001

Tampa Bay: March 2, 2001 North Pinellas County news
Commission approves beach resort
The 250-room project along Gulfview Boulevard is expected to rise by fall 2003.

Seat 5 race pits 2 styles of running for office
Seat 5 contenders Frank Hibbard and Bill Jonson are ahead of Lucile Casey and Jeralne Burt in funds, endorsements and paid advice.

Police: Robbery suspects not linked to slaying
Detectives now say the suspects in a string of Clearwater crimes were not involved in a Monday night shooting.

Flames damage Ridge Road apartments
A couple moving in placed a box on a stove and left. Later, utility workers turned on the electricity from the outside.

City manager in race for Colorado job
Largo's top official, Steven Stanton, has expressed concerns about his job safety.

Death came, but not once did he ever wait for it
A son and brother lived his final months inspiring others with his dignity and courage.

Tractor will till rocky beaches
High costs force the Corps of Engineers to scale back its grand plan for heavy machines to dredge rocks from the sand.

2nd hotel may rise at Oldsmar gateway
The proposed project would be across from another hotel complex already under construction.

Union endorses new face
The firefighters union endorses a political newcomer over a four-term veteran for Seminole City Council.

3 candidates bring needed skills to Oldsmar
For mayor

To clear air, Tarpon Springs seeks garbage bids
After fliers claim a renewal with Waste Management is illegal, city officials say they want to avoid any hint of impropriety.

Fick, Warner end junior tourney like Champions
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 Sunday at Dunedin Lanes.

Honoring a musical hero
Before his death a year ago, Al Downing shared his love for music with children.

Lona Harris, 102, kin of pioneer
Another member of an endangered species -- the Florida Cracker -- was lost Wednesday (Feb. 28, 2001) when Clearwater native Lona Barnes Harris died at Mariner Health Care of Belleair. She was 102.

Vet Music Fest
If you like retro music, don't miss Vet Music Fest 2001 on Saturday at Coachman Park. The event will feature four acts that made waves in the 1960s and 1970s. Headlining the event will be Tommy James and the Shondells. James is probably best known for his chart toppers Hanky Panky, Crimson and Clover,Mony Mony, Lost in Your Eyes and Draggin' the Line. Also featured will be Supremes charter member Mary Wilson, who sang Where Did Our Love Go?, Baby Love, Stop! In the Name of Love and Love Child with Diana Ross. Also on the lineup are the Buckinghams, who are remembered for their hit Don't You Care, and Sonny Geraci, best known for singing Time Won't Let Me with the Outsiders and Precious and Few with Climax. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. The concert begins at 2:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10 and are available at Ticketmaster and the Clearwater Parks & Recreation Office, 100 S. Myrtle Ave., Clearwater. Coachman Park is at 101 Drew St., Clearwater. No coolers. For more information, call (727) 562-4800.

MUSIC: Precision 2 with DJs Screwface, Blue, Trixie, Baru, East and D. Jaye will entertain beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday at Club More, 703 Franklin St., Clearwater. Admission is $5 before 11 p.m., $7 after 11 p.m. Adults 18 and older are welcome. Call (727) 466-6673.

Window of opportunity
With no less than three festivals going on in the area this weekend, art lovers and seafood lovers can have their fill.

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