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March 15, 2001

Tampa Bay: March 15, 2001 North Pinellas County news
A few neighborhoods tip tight contest
Hoyt Hamilton beat Rita Garvey with a push from Scientology-dominated and beach precincts.

School motivator's work honored
A woman who "goes way above and beyond her job" at Calvin Hunsinger School is the district's Support Employee of the Year.

Spring training is hot ticket
The Blue Jays, Phillies and Devil Rays have their mitts on bigger sales than last year.

Timeout called in Stanton debate
LARGO -- It had the makings of a championship fight.

County delays Home Depot stoplight decision
A board wants further study after hearing appeals for a stoplight on Park Boulevard.

Oldsmar election deflates school idea
But Jerry Beverland, elected mayor, says he will explore having a private company or the school district add a middle school.

Man arrested on child pornography charges
PALM HARBOR -- Thomas Patrick Reusch, 33, of Palm Harbor was charged Wednesday with possession and promotion of child pornography, according to jail records.

Vatikiotis: Penny running short
Tarpon "is in a worse problem" than the county, the mayoral candidate says. But an official says the city's Penny for Pinellas fund will break even.

Tarpon mayoral race is fiery to the finish
As Costa Vatikiotis and Mayor Frank DiDonato spar, the former faces questions about the legality of his campaign signs.

Council member Hartstein selected as vice mayor
SEMINOLE -- There's a new mayor in town. Well, not exactly.

County delays stoplight decision
A county board wants further study after hearing appeals for a stoplight on Park Boulevard near Home Depot.

Votes show residents support redevelopment
Voters in Clearwater chose new leaders Tuesday, braving rain showers and gusty winds to go to the polls and make a statement.

Free tax assistance
These sites are open through April 15 for free tax assistance offered by Volunteer Income Tax Assistance project (VITA) and AARP, formerly known as American Association of Retired Persons (for older taxpayers). Taxpayers should bring all pertinent records and last year's returns to the sites.

North Pinellas briefs
Elections supervisor to discuss reforms

Home finds new life as business
LARGO -- During the past 66 years, the quaint wood house on Indian Rocks Road in Largo has been a home, an art gallery and a medical-supply business.

St. Petersburg man Ferreira finds success at end of Trail
The day after Mike Ferreira of St. Petersburg ran in the National Championship 15K in Jacksonville, the annual Gate River Run, he bounced back smartly and finished first and second in the two Friendship Trail Bridge races.

'Today' correspondent to speak at East Lake
Sylvia Rimm, a psychologist and contributing correspondent to NBC's Today show, will give two free talks this month on "family and school approaches to guiding children toward achievement." She is the author of How Jane Won: The Rimm Report on How Girls Become Successful Women.

Suzanne Lavery, 55, teacher for 30 years
Suzanne Miller Lavery, who spent 30 years teaching at Dunedin High School, has died at 55.

Interim city manager is as good as they come
There comes a time when you have to stop and smell the roses, and not look a gift horse in the mouth. Old adages, yes, but they apply here.

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  • 2 Pinellas jail officials receive reprimands
  • Presbyterian Church vote rejects ban on gay unions

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Former foes shun Baker, Ford
  • Intolerance abounds, black leader says
  • Chief was right in dispute with Ford
  • Free tax assistance

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Juror booted for being too inquisitive
  • New museum's costs are uncertain
  • Prosecutor: 'This is not a game'
  • Trial begins in fatal crash suit
  • Boy charged with neighborhood's car burglaries
  • Military news
  • Bulletin board
  • Psychologist to give two free talks

  • News of Florida
  • Bush, McKay at odds over taxes
  • Nursing home fight comes to a head
  • Lawyers, judges fight bills that dilute control
  • Committee pushes to keep 2 state jobs free of politics
  • Legislature 2001
  • Group sues state over felons' voting rights
  • 'We are very proud of him,' Fla. soldier's relative says
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