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April 18, 2001

Tampa Bay: April 18, 2001
Killdeer eggs nestle by tiny train tracks
[Times photo: Jim Damaske]
A nesting bird picks a spot between miniature rails in Largo Central Park for her gravel-colored eggs.
North Pinellas County news
Teacher sues over student's drawing
Nikki Limberis, the subject of drawing depicting a student stabbing her, says the School Board owes her back pay and benefits.

Safety Harbor loosens sign rules
Businesses will get some leeway on using portable signs to lure customers.

Oh, what a beautiful deal for teen actors
Florida Power's donation allows Dunedin High to perform Oklahoma! in Ruth Eckerd Hall while the school auditorium is renovated.

Theater wants to buy playhouse property
Francis Wilson Playhouse leaders say they would feel better about expansion plans if they owned land.

Authorities arrest man in insurance fraud case
A fifth man has been arrested in connection with an insurance scam in which three cars were falsely reported stolen and dumped, Pinellas sheriff's investigators said Tuesday.

Gun vote again ends in a draw
Largo commissioners deadlock for a second time on a proposal to sell police officers handguns. The issue is expected to return.

Man gets 6 years for 4 bank robberies
The Holiday man also is sentenced to six years' probation after pleading no contest.

Arsenic too little to close play area
Oldsmar says tests of soil and sand around wood equipment show arsenic levels too low to threaten kids at Friendship Playground.

Palm Harbor teacher sues over drawing
The teacher, subject of a drawing depicting a student stabbing her, says she is owed back pay and benefits.

Company thrives on the art of doing business
When Roland Bailey retired after 38 years in the graphic arts supply industry, he had a hunch he wouldn't have time to hang around the house or spend his days on the golf course. His wife had a job waiting for him.

Salvation Army to move into hospital
The agency will share space at the former site of Clearwater Community Hospital with other social service groups.

Business briefs
Financial workshop for women scheduled

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Outlaw chieftain guilty on 8 charges
  • Murderer's death sentence questioned
  • Pinellas stiffens watering fines, enforcement
  • School Board okays change of principals
  • Missing mom is found dead
  • Tampa Bay briefs
  • Police say teen almost runs over 3 during evacuation drill
  • Postpartum depression can be severe

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • All Children's buys land to expand services
  • Woman, 87, forced to sell family home
  • Cold-blooded killers don't see red
  • Board says no to leveling church
  • 'Fiddler' is coming to town
  • Straw Goat closing doors
  • School briefs
  • Young minds go to sea
  • High school to tend to neglected areas
  • Clients of prostitutes will receive 'Dear John' letters
  • The case against lots of horse waste
  • Concert to honor judge, benefit Sanderlin Center
  • Farragut upholds tradition of exploring minds, space
  • Horse lovers hit their stride at rural stable
  • Students become stars in class movies
  • Neighborhood briefs
  • Focus on volunteers
  • Good Life winners qualify for Senior Games
  • Several local cyclists appear near top of leaderboard
  • Crown returns to Hillsborough

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Activists press schools to use reading program
  • Business briefs

  • News of Florida
  • Bill expands disabled vouchers
  • Bill would create dads' registry
  • NAACP, 46 prison guards claim harassment, racism, retaliation
  • Touching treated wood may pose risk
  • 'It's food, drink and injections'
  • Bills place Florida Bar in state's cross hairs
  • Legislature 2001
  • Around the state
  • McKay signals some flexibility on tax cuts
  • Error underestimates arsenic risk
  • Arsenic facts and tips
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