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March 23, 2001

Tampa Bay: March 23, 2001
Long Center to test playground
[Times photo: Carrie Pratt]
Sunshine Playground will stay open until results come back, the center's executive director says.
North Pinellas County news
Commissioners start off light
Old members say goodbye and the new ones go through an agenda that includes adding an alternate to the growth board.

Show spotlights 12 class acts
The Senior Talent Show includes tap dancers, barbershoppers, a poet, a harmonica player and a group that does funny skits.

City to judge troubled residence
Spurred by complaints of rat and raccoon infestations, officials are to decide what to do about it.

Police target underage drinking
A sting finds 14 servers not checking the identification of an undercover teen, a recipe for disaster, police say.

Couple cry foul on park promises
They say lots are now planned on an acre pledged as a park in Woods of Forest Lakes. The builder says they got the amenities they were promised.

North Pinellas digest
Fire destroys office of sheet metal company

Tarpon faces recount after missing ballots found
Officials find six absentee ballots from the city's election. The recount won't affect the outcome.

Park's tenants brace for possible move
Holiday Campground soon might give way to a $100-million residential development.

Leaders put focus on vision for future
On a retreat, county commissioners get to know one another and their hopes for Pinellas.

Dunedin's reneged promise to VFW dishonors vets
I grew up in Dunedin and was once proud to acknowledge that fact. It was a town where a handshake was a contract, people lived by their word, and they honored those who protected their freedom.

Car hits, injures 5-year-old boy in Clearwater
CLEARWATER -- Ten-year-old Tim Combs and 5-year-old Garrett Johnson took turns rolling a scooter up and down a neighborhood driveway Wednesday evening.

North Pinellas briefs
Deputy says girl, 13, tried to grab his gun in a fight

Bruckner, Liberty Ladies enjoy perfect finishes
Largo's Lori Bruckner rolled the first perfect game in tournament history, and the Liberty Lanes Ladies won the title as the 58th annual St. Petersburg Women's City Championships ended Sunday at AMF Kenneth City Lanes.

'Yankees' is coming
Eight O'Clock Theatre has worked darned hard to bring Damn Yankees to the Largo Community Center starting tonight.

Best Bets
Chorus swings into spring

MUSICAL MAFIA FARCE: The Royalty Theatre will present The Godfather's Last Hit, a musical featuring David Vogel, Sal Rinella, Peter Columbo and Tommy Allison, at 8 tonight at the theater, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets cost $10. Call (727) 441-8868.

Health care provider closing Pasco office
A health care provider that has served as many as 200 mostly homebound patients at a time in Pasco County discontinued its careearlier this month, officials said.

Benches, parking planned at trail
Karl Schellenberg could hardly wait to ride the new bike trail at the southern end of the Suncoast Parkway.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Rivals dispute Olympics figures
  • Future doctors meet their match
  • Tampa Bay briefs
  • Another twist in Schiavo case

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Maid arrested in eBay scheme
  • Ford, Baker hone final messages
  • District 4 candidates spar over experience
  • History of housing complex unfinished
  • Campaign calendar
  • Williams tepidly backs Baker in mayoral race

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • City leans toward tougher tree rules
  • Challenge of dual cultural identity explored
  • Campus calendar
  • Rolling to an understanding
  • Bulletin board
  • Floyd Kelly, 54, coach and assistant principal

  • News of Florida
  • Senators propose to raid a fund that purchases wild Florida lands
  • Everglades restoration lags behind schedule
  • 'My son is not coming back'
  • Florida's HMO appeals board is rarely used
  • Senate okays adoption changes
  • University job search bill would punish loose lips
  • Autopsy photo bill quickly passed by House
  • Legislature 2001
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