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May 8, 2001

Tampa Bay: May 8, 2001
Students’ turnarounds recognized
[Times photo: Scott Keeler]
Pinellas schools honor 46 middle and high school students whose attitudes, behavior or grades improved during this school year.
North Pinellas County news
Schools running about $12-million short
Pinellas district officials say they seek ways to plug the budget gap; some employees may be reassigned to the classroom, but none will be fired.

Students learn history by living it
Young pioneers partake in "Living History Week," a four-day program at Heritage Village, where they learn about teamwork as well.

Crash kills teen, 15, who took family car
The girl's parents were sleeping and didn't hear the car leave. A friend staying with the family is injured.

Largo needs reclaimed-water users
The program is losing money. The city considers paying initial hookup costs to attract more customers.

Residents of RV park want to stay
People in and around Cypress Pointe RV Resort in Palm Harbor protest plans to build stores there.

Driver says blackout caused crash into fire station
TARPON SPRINGS -- Michael Venezia doesn't remember much about his drive Sunday morning. He recalls feeling a "weird sensation," then losing control of the car.

When will we stop paving over Pinellas County?
Pinellas drivers, don't you just love driving on U.S. 19? Isn't it exciting to wait in long lines, creeping past demolished vehicles with injured people strewn on the roadway? Wouldn't it be even more exciting to have a large retail complex feeding even more traffic in the "Death Valley" portion between Alderman and Klosterman roads?

Clearwater Bar bestows its awards
Among those honored are Circuit Judge George W. Greer and the founder of the Greenwood Community Health center.

North Pinellas briefs
Police search for robbery suspect

Largo teen in critical condition after accident
SEMINOLE -- A 14-year-old girl was in critical condition at Bayfront Medical Center on Monday, two days after being struck by a car as she crossed a street.

Overton gets on a roll in North Florida Open
Jay Overton took his A game to the fourth annual North Florida Open at Plantation Inn and Golf Resort in Crystal River on April 26-27.

Tampa Bay headlines

Mary Jo Melone
  • A promise is broken, and kids will pay
  • Transcript pits attorney, circuit judge
  • FAA looks into use of ultralights at lake
  • A captive's story of 11 days in China
  • Unlicensed care homes leave the elderly vulnerable, experts say
  • Hospice care is not only for adults
  • High school credits only a point, click away

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Man takes woman's minivan at gunpoint

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Child's 2-story fall broken by bushes

  • News of Florida
  • Did pension reform tiff spill over into bill?
  • Bush's trustees mostly in GOP
  • Deadline on portables extended
  • Late change helps lobbyist's son
  • State ceremony pays tribute to law officers killed on duty
  • Governor to sift through details of new bills
  • Bush says he'll sign education overhaul
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