Tampa Bay: May 4, 2001
North Pinellas County news
||2 survive watery plane crash
[Times photo: Boyzell Hosey]
Police say engine trouble forced the pilot of the single-engine Cessna to attempt an emergency landing. He's had trouble before.
Body buried in Pinellas yard identified as elderly woman
Authorities confirm that an 89-year-old woman was one of two bodies unearthed in her caregiver's Seminole back yard last weekend.
Public to have say in beach road closing
Clearwater commissioners want to hear what residents think about removing part of Gulfview Boulevard to make way for two resorts.
Bowling alley closes
Financial difficulties appear to be responsible for Largo Lanes' abrupt closing last week after 43 years.
Bus crash sends nine to hospitals
Four of the 27 students on the school bus and all five people in the car were hospitalized after the bus tried to turn left off Indian Rocks Road.
Psychologist debunks many myths of aging
Is memory really the first thing to go? Not so, the Harvard professor says. He will share other insights at a talk May 15.
Project to put postal workers under one roof
Once Palm Harbor's post office expansion is done, some employees will no longer have to work in a carport.
Serious crimes drop in Tarpon, Oldsmar
Throughout Pinellas, crime is on the wane. The sheriff attributes the decrease to stiffer criminal penalties and greater efficiency, including community policing.
Convicted predator gets 60-year term
TARPON SPRINGS -- Registered sexual predator Herman Wesley Clary has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for violating his probation on 1994 convictions for sexual offenses against four children.
Low-flow rebate program touted
Pinellas County Utilities wants to pay residents to install low-flow toilets to save water. The utilities director will run the plan by commissioners May 15.
Imperial Park council violated its rules with pet registration
Re: Dog tips scales, divides neighborhood, story, April 30.
Mayor's meddling hampers Largo
If Largo isn't careful, it will get a worse reputation than Clearwater for botching important projects.
Largo, Skyway lanes center(s) of attention
Largo Lanes co-owner Cotton Smith dispelled some of the fog surrounding the sale of his center.
A Latin film festival aims to bring cultural awareness to Anglos and Hispanics through several award-winning movies.
Light up the night with music and a parade
CLASSIC MUSIC: Trumpet player/singer William Picher and piano player/singer Michelle Rego Reatini will perform an afternoon of classics at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets cost $7, or $5 for students. Call (727) 587-6793.