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April 6, 2001

Tampa Bay: April 6, 2001 North Pinellas County news
Copter firm owner faces 58 charges
With a waterfront condo on Sand Key, a Mercedes and 60 acres in Georgia where he put up a girlfriend, Richard Patrick Naylor was living the life of a successful businessman.

Stadium tax ruling may cost cities
Dunedin and Clearwater officials wonder what effects a court decision will have on their cities' ledgers.

County hunts water wasters
Pinellas will pay overtime to 47 employees to enforce restrictions around the clock.

Dunedin ditches plan for burying wires
Requiring home and business owners to pay to bury power lines may hurt redevelopment, the commission says.

Festival lets 200 artists show skills
Local and national artists will bring a variety of works to the Tarpon Springs Arts & Crafts Festival at Craig Park this weekend.

Store basks in Lotto glow
A Seminole store sold a lottery ticket worth $3-million, officials say. Now employees and customers have just one question: Who won?

In other business . . .
CLEARWATER -- As part of a crackdown on people who ignore emergency lawn watering restrictions, the City Commission voted Thursday to increase the fine given to first-time violators from $60 to $100.

Redevelopment zones approved
Clearwater commissioners give an initial nod for redevelopment in two areas near downtown.

North Pinellas briefs
Sailing center to offer boating safety course

Fear of arsenic shuts playground
Test results prompt the closure, and officials at the Long Center in Clearwater are unsure how long it will last.

Upper Pinellas prep league gives everyone chance to roll
Palm Harbor University High sophomores Kelly Fecke and Teresa Scanlon are a "team." So is Pinellas Park High's Crystal Stutler.

Happenings
DANCE CONCERT: The CoMotion Dance Theatre, St. Petersburg Junior College's resident dance company, will present a spring concert at 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday at the fine arts auditorium, Clearwater campus, 2465 Drew St., Clearwater. Free. Call (727) 341-4686.

Best bets
STAMP SHOW: The Clearwater Stamp Club invites anyone who sees art where others see a simple postage sticker to the Baypex Stamp Expo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Harborview Center, 300 Cleveland St., Clearwater. The show will feature 22 dealers, a special show cachet (a seal or stamp on an official letter or document), a show by the U.S. Postal Service, 40 exhibits, door prizes and free stamps for children. Admission is free. For information, call (727) 539-8643.

Open season
With spring fever breaking out all over, fun seekers have both art and bagpipes to choose from this weekend.


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