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April 29, 2001

Tampa Bay: April 29, 2001 North Pinellas County news
For Oldsmar, it's time to trundle out the trash
Tired of tripping over all those old paint cans you've been saving for years? Well, do we have a deal for you.

New ZIP code sparks talk of identity
In addition to a new ZIP code, some residents say East Lake even needs its own post office.

Latino club raises esteem, grades
A Hispanic school resource officer finds success starting a club for Latinos at Largo High School.

Faith, luck help girl battle heart ailment
A teen relied on prayer to help doctors find her a new heart, but her parents still have loads of medical bills to pay.

New 10K adds Stampeders to yearly race
Thirteen-year-old James O'Berry wins the first men's title; Donna Nesslar is the women's winner.

Cutting water use not easy for board
Pinellas commissioners struggle to get their own water bills below the county's average of 8,000 gallons per month.

The Other city slighted in favor of beach issues
I have observed changes to Clearwater city government and its policies during 20 years. During the past six to eight years, things seem to have wandered to a point where the officials we elect often act contrary to the wishes of the majority.

Judge housing plan by book, or let Oldsmar staff decide
Lots of people are interested in living in north Oldsmar these days: witness the rash of new subdivisions being built and occupied as quickly as builders can put them up.

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

Headlines through the years
A look back at the events, people and places that made North Pinellas the unique place that it is. The information is compiled from past editions of the St. Petersburg Times.

Ex-Seminole star is a hit at West Point
Since playing tee ball when she was 4 years old, Nicki Robbins (Seminole) has hardly left the field.

Oldsmar briefs
This time, job fair doesn't disappoint

East Lake briefs
YMCA sprints toward its 150th anniversary race

North Pinellas briefs
Choice plan meeting set at high school

Mark your calendar

Fun n' Sun schedule
TODAY: Grin, Ambush, Deja and Spy vs. Spy (2 to 10 p.m.) will be the featured acts at the Sunsets Beach Fest Island Music Celebration at Pier 60 Park, Clearwater Beach. Enjoy Caribbean food and local artists. Free.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • A short life ruined
  • New fire regulation troubles care homes
  • Choice list of schools a challenge to decipher
  • Week in review
  • Tampa Bay briefs
  • Officials: Man fires shot at stepson

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Ferry project rides on questionable credentials
  • Upcoming events at the beach
  • Supply: One man. Demands: Endless
  • City cool to desalination plant idea
  • Crusader acts as illuminator of streets
  • Vacant church's fate rests with city
  • It's time for church to be torn down
  • Woman shot at salon door dies
  • Watson's makes way for drugstore
  • Planned downtown lofts run into opposition
  • Expectant mother lives in fear after double fire
  • The week ahead
  • Just for you: a monograph on monotubes
  • Townhomes meet their doom near downtown
  • Brown Dog Cafe finds a new spot
  • BayWalk garage is proving successful
  • Honoring those who really run the show
  • New owner opens Monticello Motel
  • Car seats for big kids? Debate comes to a head
  • Screeches and curses proclaim speed hump
  • 15 police recruits now go by 'officer'
  • A tangled family tree
  • Neighborhood briefs
  • Swiftmud to buy land near spring
  • Ex-Pinellas Park officer gets retirement benefits
  • Rec center named for park, not ex-mayor
  • Groups aim to create new peacemakers
  • Government calendar
  • What's up on campus
  • Former Seminole standout is a hit at West Point
  • Seminole Lanes delivers for FWBA
  • Burgassers log strong runs in Boston

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Hoping to teach respect
  • Job fair channels teens toward goals
  • Lutz guv'na campaigns lurch into gear
  • Tampa man killed in San Antonio crash

  • News of Florida
  • Lawmakers back off cut in health aids for poor
  • IQ may count less for gifted
  • Catching up with Florida's first lady
  • Chief's hold on Seminoles is slipping
  • Tribe's operations manager earns praise -- and criticism
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