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March 27, 2001

Tampa Bay: March 27, 2001
Twice as much leadership
[Times photo: Scott Keeler]
Twin sisters serve as co-presidents of the student council at Seminole High.

School briefs
Pinellas County schools registration information

North Pinellas County news

Courthouse astir over bacterium
Officials say bailiffs' exposure to Legionnaires' Disease bacteria is no cause for alarm.

Value of sculptures grinds on skeptics
Tourism officials say the Super Bowl sand helmets brought in heaps of publicity worth more than $8-million, but irritated mayors of beach communities don't believe it.

Plan for downtown grocery takes shape
City planners like the idea for the shopping plaza, but want it to match Clearwater's vision for the area.

County increases oversight of Penny
Progress reports twice a year and cost updates on each project should help the commission keep track of Penny for Pinellas spending.

City reduces penalties in Explorers post case
Punishments are revised for two officers, one accused of consensual sex with a youth Explorer and the other of failing to report suspicions.

Tarpon wins grant to help neighborhood
The $300,000 in state funds, in addition to matching funds, will go toward revitalization projects in the Union Academy neighborhood.

North Pinellas digest
Charges filed in hit-and-run

Boy hurt in scooter accident expected to return home
A 5-year-old boy hospitalized last week after he was struck by a car was expected to go home Monday evening.

Federal grant sparks STAR Center improvements
The STAR Center, home to 24 high-tech businesses and more than 1,700 workers, is getting a $2.1-million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to help update and improve the main building's safety.

MS Walk to pay tribute to man of wheels
Former sports car enthusiast Roger Schnabel misses driving but still logs about 5 miles a day on his three-wheel cycle despite his struggle with multiple sclerosis.

Funding reclaimed water with flat fee is wrong
Re: Largo considers flat fee for water, March 19 story.

State fights to block sex offender's freedom
A jury in Largo, asked to continue his confinement under the Jimmy Ryce Act, hears from three victims.

Clearwater in brief
Forum on arthritis planned today at Long Center

County employs bait drops to battle rabies
Pinellas is spending about $40,000 and targeting north Pinellas to prevent raccoons from spreading the disease.

Bowman's bold move secures Super victory
Running in third place with only five laps remaining in Sunshine Speedway's first 50-lap Super Late Model feature, Largo's Wayne Bowman went where no man (in the race) had gone before -- to the outside of the leaders.

Frank W. Godsey Jr., 94, former ECI executive, patent holder
GULFPORT -- Frank W. Godsey Jr., a retired top executive of Electronic Communications Inc., the first major space-age manufacturer to make its headquarters in St. Petersburg, has died at 94.

Tampa Bay headlines
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  • Boater hits, kills pregnant manatee
  • Cost of sandy beach may rise
  • Whispers of violence take toll at 2 schools
  • Deeper look at dolphins
  • Couple could get millions for fees
  • Utility seeks short-term loan for desal plant
  • Tampa Bay briefs

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Fingers crossed in tight race
  • Faithful voter 'Lola' Bitare, 101, dies
  • Sign warns: 'Check your chads'

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Firm sues after losing crane in Ybor City fire
  • DUI offender charged in fatal crash

  • News of Florida
  • Butterworth asks for fuel law repeal
  • On the air, but under fire
  • Overhaul plan hinders Fla. universities
  • Around the state
  • Bill may protect dam many want destroyed
  • Report: Nursing home suits, staffing linked
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