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May 24, 2000
Tampa Bay: May 24, 2000 North Pinellas County news
Rare leatherback turtle dies in tank
Aquarium officials don't yet know why Anna, who had shown signs of improvement, died Tuesday morning.

School Board holds off on revised charter plan
Board members don't want the plan to place tight restrictions on conversion schools.

Sheriff's budget request features hefty pay raises
Everett Rice is seeking an increase of $13.8-million over last year's budget. The agency needs to boost pay to attract and keep employees, he says.

Neighbors petition for rules that count
If the effort succeeds, city inspectors will enforce new neighborhood rules in Island Estates.

New church bell ends a long silence
Donations from parishioners help revive a tradition at a Palm Harbor church.

Commissioners decide on city attorney
LARGO -- City Commissioners agreed at Tuesday's work session to hire Alan Zimmet and his law firm to represent the city on a full-time basis as its city attorney. The firm, Tew, Zinober, Barnes, Zimmet & Unice, worked for Largo on an interim basis beginning Nov. 22 after the resignation of Jane Hayman. Commissioners will formally vote on the measure at the City Commission meeting on June 6. Zimmet is the city attorney for Safety Harbor and is the attorney for the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority.

Kmart cashier charged with retail theft
Police say she woman passed items to customers and was caught on video lowering prices on merchandise.

County may preserve popular private beach
Negotiations are under way for 13 acres of privately-owned land on Tampa Bay.

U.S. Home plan irks neighbors
Plans for a 181-unit development on 40 acres have residents astir. They worry about traffic and property devaluation.

Transit plan arrives loaded with questions
Residents praise an alternative to cars but worry about the cost and route of the proposed system.

Kin's talents converge in studio
In a peaceful setting of woods just off busy Park Boulevard, Michael Doyle and his sister Eileen Doyle have opened Doylewood Art Studio.

Plea deal reduces molesting charges
A man accused of assaulting his daughter's friends pleads no contest to misdemeanors.

Fire damages Stamas Yacht
TARPON SPRINGS -- A two-alarm fire Tuesday night caused about $100,000 worth of damage at Stamas Yacht Inc., a 50-year-old business that builds pleasure boats.

Mildred Palmer, 88, nursery founder
ST. PETERSBURG -- Mildred E. Palmer, a nurserywoman acclaimed as an inspiration for the Florida Botanical Gardens, has died at 88.

Tampa Bay headlines

  • Politics powerful pedigree in quest for UF's top dog
  • State sues Pinellas man over lead contamination
  • Plane crash leaves 2 hurt
  • Opponent of church acquitted of battery
  • Father kills baby, then himself, officials say
  • Shooting was left to deputy's best judgment
  • Bid to punish Aisenbergs' counsel denied
  • South Pinellas headlines

  • DOT: Bridge safety gates not to blame in accident
  • Developer plans 274 downtown apartments
  • Town offers lower taxes as its lure
  • Wal-Mart wants link to mobile home parks
  • Kudos for mall's wheelchair access
  • Fumes sicken at least 50 students
  • Two generations stay in tune with TV shop
  • School Board holds off on revised charter plan
  • Canker rears head again in Manatee
  • Spectacular sailing specimen to visit
  • Eckerd graduates 235 'experienced learners'
  • Variety market to fill void at plaza
  • Principal's departure marks era of change
  • Plastics booster honored at convention
  • Parking solution is sought
  • Belleair pro Ziats on a roll with two wins in two weeks
  • SPTC team wins state Super Seniors title
  • Youth, 11, eyes world title
  • Hillsborough headlines

  • Academic coaches boost player
  • Choice of schools may be broad
  • Fake bomb triggers evacuation
  • Bogus bomb triggers evacuation of homes
  • Duo dealt another loss in Lutz rezoning case
  • Man convicted again in 1995 murder plot
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