Tampa Bay: April 4, 2001
North Pinellas County news
Building of school surprises neighbors
As bulldozers knock down trees and plow over tortoise dens, residents say they didn't know about the construction.
Belleair sides with kids, not predator
Instead of removing public notices to protect a sexual predator, town officials resolve to inform the public of predators.
Police dog to retire after 5 years on force
LARGO -- For nearly five years, he has scampered about the streets of Largo in search of those who have run afoul of the law.
Preserve to come with a beach
The state, county and Oldsmar chip in to buy 14 acres of sand and forest as part of Mobbly Bayou preserve.
Cruelty suspect's bail reduced
In a case unrelated to his charges on llama abuse, an East Lake teen gets his bail lowered.
Out-of-control car stops short of house
Police say the driver, who hit a car, a utility box and a fence before the car stopped, might have had a medical problem.
North Pinellas digest
Crime prevention talk scheduled
Mayor vows repairs on worn rail crossing
Safety Harbor Mayor Pam Corbino discusses with residents a railroad crossing that was left unrepaired.
Largo Library serves many, deserves more space
The first time I went to the Largo Library, I was impressed. The building itself is a work of art. The computer resources are better than what I saw at the Clearwater Main Library. The library is always full and the staffers always busy but helpful. "This is something I want to be a part of," I thought.
Court bailiffs told not to fear disease outbreak
LARGO -- Pinellas health officials came out to the criminal courthouse on Tuesday to dampen the rumor mill and tell bailiffs they aren't in the midst of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak.
Bay area athletes train with Jackson near Switzerland
An accomplished group of area cyclists, in-line skaters, runners, triathletes and alpine skiers joined St. Pete Mad Dog member Darry Jackson of Seminole for his cross-training adventure near Switzerland last week.