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April 10, 2001

Tampa Bay: April 10, 2001
A boost to learning?
[Times photo: Jim Damaske]
Several high schools in Pinellas County are considering 4-by-4 scheduling, which offers four 90-minute classes in a 9-week grading period. Advocates say longer classes help students learn better.

School briefs

North Pinellas County news

Publishers offer compromise on newspaper racks
In response to a city code limiting placement of newspaper boxes, area publications propose replacing all the boxes with modular, uniform racks.

Crime drops, but calls to police soar
The city's police chief ties the rise in calls to his department's efforts to be more responsive to residents and to respond to quality of life issues.

Pristine acres in county's reach
Commissioners will decide on the purchase of a coastal tract long owned by the McMullens and long coveted for a park.

Recreation center project delayed again
Will the contractor be penalized? The predicted opening of the complex is now pushed back to June.

Utilities chief says Swiftmud plan poor
The 5-percent cut in water use is hard to verify, Pick Talley says, noting residents have cut average usage by 28 percent since 1990.

North Pinellas digest
County official to speak at chamber luncheon

Garden mixes butterflies and blooms for Earth Day
The Florida Botanical Gardens will plant a tree, sell plants and offer family activities duringthe event's four days.

Former volunteer criticizes police
Pinellas Park is an understaffed and overburdened department and officers face situations without backup, Cliff Smith says.

North Pinellas briefs
Bereavement survivor support group continues

Several take aim at Speight in West Coast Women's event
The 57th annual West Coast Women's Golf Association Championship, which got underway Monday at Tampa Palms, promises to be as competitive as ever.

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