Tampa Bay: April 19, 2001
North Pinellas County news
||Restaurant on the bay calls it a day
[Times photo: Jim Damaske]
The Waterfront Lodge, private club turned buffet spot, closed after Easter dinner. It and the building next door sit empty.
New Edgewater hotel may replace old one
Clearwater commissioners are expected to approve the project to replace the Edgewater Drive Inn.
DNA leads to arrest in 1990 rape-slaying
He avoided investigators and refused to provide saliva or blood. Last year, detectives hit pay dirt through his garbage.
Cities plan face-to-face meeting to reach price
Largo says equipment it's buying from Pinellas Park needs expensive repairs, so the council and the commission agree to meet.
Employers pin hopes on job fair in Oldsmar
About a dozen companies and many public agencies will try to find workers for more than 150 positions.
Islands of unspoiled beauty
Signs near vegetation on an island off the coast of Dunedin help teach visitors about the environment.
Tarpon tweaks water rates
Only those who use the most water will end up paying more, starting May 1, under a measure passed by the commission.
For non-swimmers, a chance to learn
The Kiwanis Club of Seminole will offer free lessons for children Monday through Thursday evenings.
Paying off debts is a matter of responsibility
Re: Association fees may cost couple their home, March 18 story, and More humanity needed with association fees, March 20 editorial.
Waterfront condos get redesign
More buyers want water views, the developer of the Clearwater high rise says of the changes.
3 weekends pack in music, sports, crafts
For many tourists and locals, spring is synonymous with the 48th annual Fun 'n Sun Festival. It begins Friday and runs through May 6 and features 37 outdoor and indoor activities for people of all ages and tastes.
Mixed doubles champs take shot at state title
This weekend, local senior mixed doubles champions will compete in the USTA Florida Section state championships in Palm Coast.
Mark your calendar
Student athletes' case goes federal
The school district has two Palm Harbor University High athletes'case moved. The teens' lawyer is unhappy with the delay.
Four bank robberies bring man six-year sentence
The Holiday man also is suspected, but not charged, in bank robberies in Largo and Tarpon Springs.