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May 3, 2000
Tampa Bay: May 3, 2000
[Times photo: Jill Sagers]
Colorful performance
Joseph, played by Charles Hogan, tries on his dreamcoat during a performance Monday of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Clearwater High School. The show continues at 7:30 nightly through Saturday at the school,
540 S Hercules Ave. Tickets are $8.
North Pinellas County news

Inquiry focuses on woman's last hours
CLEARWATER -- Detectives are trying to reconstruct the last hours of Marion Cato's life, particularly her whereabouts on Thursday.

Fire chief revises budget again
After Rowland Herald submits a plan calling for new fire engines and a new station, some commissioners broach the subject of a fire fee.

Civic activist leaves a gap
In failing health, she resigns from the bus board and stops attending County Commission meetings.

So far, budget has projects for Pinellas
But don't celebrate yet; Gov. Jeb Bush used his veto power last year to kill more than $300-million worth of local projects.

Officials want to add pizazz at downtown site
Amid fears that Hospice of the Florida Suncoast might leave town, commissioners look for ways to make a tract on East Bay Drive more attractive.

Library gets new director
Gene Coppola, a veteran of Pasco County's library system, will take over June 5 at the Palm Harbor Library.

Expert: Median needed for safety
A traffic consultant recommends adding a barrier at Walker Avenue and 113th Street to prevent another deadly accident.

Ice cream fans invited to a second Scoop
Festive overhead lighting with grapevines intertwined in lattice and an aromatic mix of hot coffees and freshly baked cookies and muffins are the mood setters at A Scoop Above II.

Local skater, medalist to appear on program
OLDSMAR -- Petr Barna, who won the 1992 Olympic bronze medal in men's figure skating and is a coach at Tampa Bay Skating Academy, will appear today on a nationally televised program, An Evening of Championship Skating, being broadcast on PBS at 8 p.m. The event is hosted by 1992 Olympic silver medalist Paul Wylie and features world-class figure skaters who got together for an exhibition to benefit cancer research and treatment.

Area triathletes share in awards at St. Anthony's
Straub Park in downtown St. Petersburg became a popular destination for triathletes from all over the world last week, and bay area hosts are still busy shuttling foreigners with bike travel cases to Tampa International Airport.

Tampa Bay headlines

  • Web site lampoons Skyway jumpers
  • Willy-nilly Legislature sells wares in a fire sale
  • Hillsborough panel gives go-ahead for Gandy loop
  • Little League arsonist sentenced
  • Aisenberg failed polygraph, records say
  • Rare drug murder case goes to jury
  • Nurse laid to rest with help from her friends
  • Police officer's suit against chief denied
  • U.S. Attorney's Office hires spokesman for Tampa police
  • South Pinellas headlines

  • Projects come with veto shields
  • Steady for years, city rates head up
  • Partners at odds over liability in Mirabella lawsuit
  • Swiftmud sues gun club; claims lead contamination
  • PSTA seeks property to build bus station
  • Bethel clears its land for church
  • Map's lines show how town may expand
  • Stop signs won't solve this problem
  • Judge removes police chief from lawsuit
  • Developer has big plans for Detroit Hotel complex
  • Pasta Bella closes to the public but still caters
  • Chicago Deli closes over lease dispute
  • Family fest promises food, fun, screenings
  • Thou shalt not -- yet someone did
  • Class A Rays night is for littler leagues
  • Gifted Math Meet lures 272 calculating students
  • Pinellas Park plays role in fight against cancer
  • Flood solution sought on Kenneth City road
  • Trio of Dali fetes offer fabulous food, company
  • Risk-taker avoids her fear: being normal
  • The pain -- and city gains -- of a triathlon
  • Bumpers bang but no fists fly as Crisp wins
  • Hillsborough headlines

  • Estranged husband slices wife's face, deputies say
  • Burglar empties baseball building
  • Hillsborough panel gives go-ahead for Gandy loop
  • Little League arsonist sentenced
  • Aisenberg details released
  • Schools settle lawsuit filed by parents of handicapped boy
  • Budget plan holds millions for Hillsborough
  • Rancher says he wants no part of development
  • E-mail mentors log time with children
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