Tampa Bay: May 2, 2001
North Pinellas County news
||Calm amid the chaos
[Times photo: Jim Damaske]
A duck sits on her eggs in the middle of construction for Morton Plant Mease's new 37,000-square-foot emergency room at the Clearwater hospital. The duck moved in about two weeks ago and workers cordoned off her nest. Plans are to let nature take its course. Officials hope she moves to a nearby retention pond soon after her babies hatch.
New downtown plan ready for critics
The proposal suggests keeping the waterfront in the city's hands and renovating or leveling Harborview.
Tougher ordinance to govern psychics
The county approves charging $100 for a fortunetelling license and an additional $25 for a background check each year.
Examiners test bones for clues
While investigators wait for autopsy results, they review the deaths of other elderly patients at a Seminole elderly care home.
City to buy, repair three lift stations
Largo will pay Pinellas Park $56,400 for the pumping stations and do repairs estimated at $168,000.
Ruling bars two students' return
A judge tells two Palm Harbor University High seniors that they received due process when they were kicked out of school over a baseball trip's controversial incident.
5 campaign boosters win county tax jobs
After she won the job in November's election, Diane Nelson, Pinellas County's tax collector, rewarded five of her friends and campaign contributors with jobs.
Skateboarder's mother wants answer from city
Garbage workers took her son's ramp, she says, and now she wants a call back and reimbursement from the city.
Reason should rule Keene Road decision
Residents of Clearwater's Skycrest neighborhood, who understandably dread the day that an extension of Keene Road will bisect their neighborhood, think they have won an ally in their long fight to alter the road project.
Commissioners live up to water rules
Re: Cutting water use not easy for board, story, April 29.
St. Anthony's events generate excitement
Attention in the worldwide triathlon community was focused on St. Petersburg last weekend during the St. Anthony's Triathlon events, which showcased nearly 2,000 athletes ranging from recent Olympic Games medalists to Meek & Mighty rookies.
Safety Harbor loosens sign rules
SAFETY HARBOR -- Businesses along Main Street soon will have a little more room to stretch their advertising reach. City commissioners approved a recommendation recently easing restrictions on where signs can be placed.