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March 16, 2001

Tampa Bay: March 16, 2001
Where the boys aren’t
[Times photo: Jill Sagers]
With the college crowd mobbing the beach, here's a guide for the folks who have actually heard of Paul Anka and enjoy Renaissance history that they won't be tested on.
North Pinellas County news
Pub beefs up security at St. Patrick’s party
The city insists on having more officers to keep a lid on festivities at O'Keefe's this year.

Tensions over couple’s fountain run high
The Arbor Trace Homeowners Association objects to the landscaping. The Wilcoxes say they are being unfairly singled out.

Dispute over condo project settled
At issue was Clearwater's approval of more Mandalay Beach Club units than allowed by the county.

Body on beach identified as missing firefighter
Authorities have positively identified a body found last week in Charlotte County as that of Kenny Auletta, a Lealman firefighter-paramedic who disappeared while diving Feb. 21.

Library's new mystery: Where is the cash?
LARGO -- They've picked out a place for it. They are pretty sure how big they want it to be.

Woman charged with theft of $840 cat
The 18-year-old is accused of taking the gray Egyptian Mau from a pet store where she used to work. She was charged with felony retail theft.

Fan of kayaks steers others on tours
Alert for a glimpse of a colorful exotic bird, a dozing alligator or a playful porpoise, Brian Maness and his customers glide along the calm waters of the Withlacoochee and Hillsborough rivers. They paddle to Honeymoon and Caladesi barrier islands in bright, canary-yellow twin-hulled kayaks.

Woman on bicycle injured
PALM HARBOR -- A Crystal Beach woman suffered head injuries Thursday after colliding with a Jeep while on her bicycle.

‘Save Tarpon’ signs are declared legal
Many of mayoral candidate Costa Vatikiotis' signs have no legible attribution. A state official decided they don't need it.

Novice, incumbent face off in District 4
Both candidates for the Tarpon Springs City Commission are involved in running businesses in the city.

Llama case defendant eligible for public aid
A ruling means Pinellas will pick up part of the pretrial fees for the 18-year-old defendant, whose parents are doctors.

Fall music series expands to six concerts
SEMINOLE -- The Music in the Park series will be expanded to six consecutive Friday evenings this fall.

Stanton's job application not an issue
Re: Shelby to city: Stanton should go, March 14 story.

Tarpon Springs hopefuls respond
Editor's note: The Times allows candidates not recommended by its editorial board to write a response for publication. The following responses were received from Tarpon Springs mayoral candidate Costa Vatikiotis and City Commission candidates Spanos Harding and Joseph Pisani after the newspaper's recommendation of their opponents March 11. The election is Tuesday.

Mother accused of neglect after girl left alone
LARGO -- The bus dropped the 8-year-old girl off at home on Tuesday afternoon. But the door to her house was locked and she had no key. Her mother was gone, according to police. It began to rain, so neighbors took her inside and called police.

Man arrested in shooting
LARGO -- A Largo man was arrested Wednesday night on charges that he shot another man after the two smoked marijuana together.

Classic Ladies, Kroeger roll through tourney at Dunedin
The Classic Ladies captured the Division I title and Jodi Kroeger won the division singles and all-events crowns as the Clearwater Women's Association City Tournament ended Sunday at Dunedin Lanes.

Garage sale set for Saturday
Largo's Largest Garage Sale/Flea Market will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Highland Recreation Center, just east of Highland Avenue, north of East Bay Drive.

ROAD RACE: The 22nd annual Unicorn Communications Inc. Unicorn Classic 5K road race will be at 8 a.m. Saturday starting at Largo Central Park at the corner of Seminole Boulevard and East Bay Drive.

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