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April 4, 2001

Tampa Bay: April 4, 2001
Fear of arsenic shuts playground
[Times photo: Jill Sagers]
Test results prompt the closure, and officials at the Long Center are unsure how long it will last.
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.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Strawberry used drugs on spree
  • 'I thought that they would help him'
  • Smoke billows over traffic, threatens I-4
  • Favorite won't seek county's top post
  • College's new head praised as right fit
  • Tampa Bay briefs

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Redington discusses switching to sheriff
  • Two sides resolute on gala deficit
  • Pick on signs other than billboards
  • Pinellas Park police captain blocks release of documents
  • Tampa lawyer named new city attorney
  • What's up? Here's the deal on 4th Street
  • Townhomes get one last reprieve
  • Black chamber touts new attitude
  • Eighth-grader qualifies for state geography bee
  • A celebration of music
  • Cinderella for a night
  • From snow to show: band warms up
  • Festival schedule
  • Divine morsels, setting blend for a good cause
  • When it comes to illegal parking, camera doesn't lie
  • Eight bystanders act when lives hang in the balance
  • All official meetings to appear on cable
  • Breast, cervical cancer screenings available
  • Local Masters top 34 teams in swim meet
  • Central Avenue renews business district revival
  • Focus on volunteers
  • Florida is runner-up in intersectional doubles
  • Area athletes train near Switzerland
  • For the record
  • Rain washes out Sunshine
  • Officials to meet with residents over Eckerd College traffic signal

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Kleman's fate on docket today
  • Deadheads find their muse in Ratdog
  • Relentless teenager honored for work
  • Biker: Murders, extortion typified Outlaws
  • UT student regrets friends are suspended
  • School Board wrestles with bomb threat policy
  • Business briefs

  • News of Florida
  • Senate relaxing stand on tax cuts
  • Racial profiling bill splits legislators
  • Legislators ignore judge's order on labor talks
  • The Legislature in brief
  • Around the state
  • Other counts continue
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