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April 3, 2001

Tampa Bay: April 3, 2001
Principal tells school of past DUI charge
[Times photo: Scott Keeler]
Staff and parents express confidence in the Palm Harbor Elementary leader after he says he pleaded no contest to DUI.
North Pinellas County news

'Wall of flame' threatens homes
In a brush fire that burns 25 to 30 acres, a quick response prevents damage, and no one is injured.

Motel owner sues city to block Marriott resort
Tony Markopoulos, who filed the suit, wants a big resort, too, but hasn't been able to get it okayed.

Jazz fest asks city to double donation
Clearwater would essentially be sponsoring the headlining act if it approves the increase.

Squirt is gone from fountain landmark
The city's roundabout fountain still has a pool, but the 30-foot streams have ceased in an effort to reduce water use.

Letter by chief triggers reminder
After the police chief responds to a newspaper editorial, the interim city manager says he wants to see such correspondence.

Commissioners share downtown vision
Largo leaders conceptualize an area of stylish restaurants and cafes, trendy specialty shops and townhouses along newly installed brick streets.

Worker accused of bilking woman
Authorities say the nursing assistant was charging a 102-year-old woman $100 to $150 to do her shopping.

North Pinellas digest
Workshop helps women with cancer

Pinellas Park theaters open to large crowds
ParkSide 16 theaters make their debut to rave reviews by cinemagoers and mall businesses.

New store rewards devotion
When Publix wanted to close its Oakhurst Plaza store, neighbors rallied. The company's new store at the site opens Thursday.

Casino boats bring tourists, but not their money
Re: No cruise ship, city panel says, March 30 story.

Rain washes out Sunshine's day
The old saying, "Be careful of what you wish for because you may just get it," proved true for local racing fans Saturday night.

Honors and Awards

A helping hand with reading
More than 300 Verizon employees went to 17 Pinellas elementary schools as part of a literacy outreach project and team-building exercise.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • UT fraternity pledges shot with stun gun
  • Strawberry found; mystery abounds
  • Bomb threat empties Brooksville grade school
  • 'Wall of flame' threatens homes
  • Principal tells school of past DUI charge
  • 'Rocket' water court more like a slow stream
  • Tampa Bay briefs

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Man fatally shot after police standoff
  • The mayor pops in

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Missing boy found inside gas station
  • Shooting highlights risks, rights of bail bondsmen
  • Tampa man held in fatal shooting
  • Intrigue surrounds cocaine smuggling trial
  • Florida dad awaits word on son

  • News of Florida
  • Lawmaker sweetens bill with plum for ratepayers
  • Some say eye surgery rule would add to cost of care
  • Penalties for surgical errors to sharpen
  • The Legislature in brief
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