Tampa Bay: March 10, 2001
North Pinellas County news
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[Times photo: Jim Damaske]
By district policy, a principal has had to suspend two pupils this week. "There's no leeway or room for my personal feelings," he says.
Clearwater YMCA plans $5.5-million upgrade
As fundraising begins, YMCA officials say renovations will include a pool and gym area fix-up and a teen center.
Campaign fliers start unfriendly exchange
Some Clearwater commission candidates are accusing each other of mailing political tracts that are negative or inaccurate.
Plea is a key to building fraud case
An ex-employee gets probation in a case involving Largo defense contractor EMS. His testimony likely will bring more indictments.
City manager's job could be at stake
A Largo commissioner says the manager put pressure on the commission last week after he interviewed for a job in Colorado.
Mourning to attend a family wedding
The mother of a firefighter lost on a diving trip readies for a happy family occasion while moving toward closure.
Shoplifting mother given house arrest
In one incident, the Tarpon Springs woman fled as her daughter hung out the car door.
Firefighters, police throw their support to DiDonato
The incumbent Tarpon Springs mayor also is endorsed by a group of Realtors. But opponent Costa Vatikiotis raises more money.
Faces in the crowd run for council
Two candidates for Seat 4, who are regulars at Oldsmar City Council meetings, have similar views on several issues.
Swimmers have eye on Junior Olympic success
Hopes of setting personal bests and establishing meet records are high on the list for area swimmers this weekend.
Racing tonight at Sunshine Speedway
WHAT: Short-track racing in Open Wheel Modifieds, Figure 8s, Outlaws, Late Models, Mini Stocks, Street Stocks and Enduros.
Dunedin bank robbed; 'Crowbar Robber' sought
DUNEDIN -- Detectives suspect that a prolific bank robber who has earned the nickname the "Crowbar Robber" has struck again, though he did not use a crowbar in his latest stickup.
Miss Largo, Pinellas titles will be decided today
LARGO -- Fifteen women will compete for the titles of Miss Largo 2001 and Miss Pinellas County as well as scholarship money at 7:30 p.m. today in the Largo Cultural Center, at Seminole Boulevard and East Bay Drive.
Suspect arrested in string of robberies
CLEARWATER -- A man suspected in a string of robberies commited within a two-hour period Feb. 25 has been arrested.
Teacher broadens world of high school students
Through a world religions course, he eases ignorance and prejudice about different cultures.