Tampa Bay: May 9, 2001
North Pinellas County news
Captors tie and beat teenager, deputies say
Authorities say the attackers thought the victim had stolen some jewelry. Five people are charged with kidnapping and aggravated battery.
Scientologist-backed drug measure fizzles
After years of reworking, a bill sponsored by state Rep. Larry Crow, R-Palm Harbor, at the behest of an anti-psychiatry group established by the Church of Scientology has once again fallen short of becoming law.
Consultant tries to heal rifts among officials
Commissioner Ed Hart's insistence on attending city staff meetings defies resolution as both sides stick to their positions.
Troopers cite driver in school bus crash
School Board officials say the driver will appear before a committee, which will decide whether he can continue driving a bus.
Downtown plan draws fans, critics
The redevelopment proposal for Largo divides the mayor and the Greater Largo Chamber of Commerce, among others.
County students shine on FCAT
The county beat the state average at all grade levels and in all subjects except fifth-grade math.
Board affirms decision on 2 students
The principal's ruling to bar two Palm Harbor High baseball players from school graduation rites stands.
Man parlays love for fitness into new business
At age 5, Steve Jonas got his first set of bodybuilding weights and began studying martial arts at the local YMCA. Today, 29 years later, he's a certified fitness instructor and personal trainer and recently opened his own business, Thinn Ice Personal Fitness Training.
Oldsmar deftly dodges conflict on apartments
When a developers' controversial proposal to build apartments for low- and moderate-income people came before the Oldsmar City Council last week, the hearing promised to be a fiasco.
East Lake's address isn't a big deal to all
Re: Conflict in East Lake, FL, May 6 story.
Prep sailors about to enter familiar waters
Competitors from Lakewood High School and St. Petersburg High qualified for the double-handed national championship with their performances in the regional qualifier in South Carolina in late April.