Tampa Bay: April 17, 2001
North Pinellas County news
During drought, extremes emerge
Some Pinellas residents conserve every drop they can. Others, however, defy water restrictions for the sake of their lawns.
Fewer explosions mar Easter rites, police say
TARPON SPRINGS -- Fewer homemade bombs exploded over the weekend than in previous Greek Orthodox Easter celebrations, police said Monday.
Salvation Army buys hospital as its home
The agency will share space at the former site of Clearwater Community Hospital with other social service groups.
Basket-weaving class slated at Heritage Village
LARGO -- Anne Stewart will teach participants how to weave a rib basket featuring the "God's eye" and a ceramic lady bug from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo.
Woman, 48, admits to murder of husband
The Clearwater woman shot her 71-year-old husband in their Japanese Gardens mobile home in April 1999.
Relays pump funds in fight versus cancer
Several of the events, which include cancer survivors, are planned countywide to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
Students remember newfound friend
At a memorial service Monday, teenagers pay tribute to Jeremy Hammond, who was killed in an accident Thursday.
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Clearwater YMCA plans $5.5-million upgrade
As fundraising begins, YMCA officials say renovations will include a pool and gym area fix-up and a teen center.
Dunedin ditches plan to bury wires
DUNEDIN -- One by one, Dunedin city commissioners explained to a small group of residents and business owners why they oppose a proposal that would have made it mandatory for some property owners to move overhead utility wires underground.
Three leave on journey into darkness
A death camp survivor and two members of her family will visit Poland, then have a more uplifting stay in Israel.
Pediatric clinic open on Wednesdays
CLEARWATER -- Every Wednesday between 9 a.m. and noon the Clearwater Free Clinic offers a special pediatric clinic for children not covered by private health insurance or government-assisted programs.
Student athletes' case moves to federal court
The school district has the the high school seniors' case moved. The teens' lawyer is unhappy with the delay.
Few 'Greek bombs' disturb Easter fests
Police say a teen was arrested and a few of the devices went off, but Tarpon Springs was relatively quiet.
West Coast crown back in Hillsborough
After three consecutive winners from Pinellas, Terrell Italiano of Palma Ceia Country Club returned the West Coast Women's Golf Association championship to Hillsborough County.
Students become stars in class movies
Fourth- and fifth-graders have fun and work as teams during a video project that complements their class work.
Jennifer Ann Dukes, a senior at Largo High School, and Allyson Marie Martin, a senior at Clearwater High School, recently received Good Citizen Awards from the Clearwater Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
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