Tampa Bay: May 23, 2001
South Pinellas County news
||Pets of the week
[Times photo: Amber Tanille Woolfolk]
Barkley, left, a male, and Astor, a female, are Boxer/Springer mixes. The two puppies are from a litter of eight and are available for adoption from Friends of Strays for a fee of $50 each. The fee includes spaying or neutering, shots, a license and a microchip. For more information, call Friends of Strays at 527-9699 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Students visualize beach face lift
A USF graduate class last week presented ideas aimed at making St. Pete Beach the coastal city of the future.
Ballot may contain 'hot potatoes'
South Pasadena voters may be asked about extending term limits and increasing salaries of city commissioners.
Finally at rest
William Gelb outlived Medicare-paid Hospice care and was moved to a nursing home. He died May 11.
City approves big money for land
St. Petersburg will spend more than $1.4-million for property near Fifth Ave. S and 22nd Street.
Love 'em or hate 'em, speed humps are in vogue
Speed bumps' longer cousins are popping up on residential streets, though they can end up just shifting a problem.
Two-way on MLK? Too much to pay
Re: Two-way on MLK edging a bit closer, May 13.
Former Gulfport city clerk dies
A native of Illinois, Bernice R. Perry was active in many clubs and served briefly as acting city manager in 1972.
Pelican lived through flag's transformations
The city's flag has one element that was present from the beginning: "One of the original characters of the area."
Body of experience
The struggle to control weight is a familiar one to this holistic health practitioner.
AmSouth Bank to close drive-through downtown
ST. PETERSBURG -- AmSouth Bank will close its drive-through facility on First Avenue S downtown Friday and plans to relocate the service to another location not yet selected.
Merger muddles offices' planning
When a bank merger becomes complicated, so does the preleasing at Florencia Park.
Third-grader earns award for essay on non-violence
For nine students in the community-based instruction program at Dixie Hollins High School, learning basic job and interaction skills is their main focus and goal.
Antarctic team lingers in warm coastal water
The warm water around canyons may host more krill and fish, happy hunting grounds for seals and penguins.
Summer job opportunities available for youth
Gibbs High School cafeteria, 850 34th St. S, St. Petersburg, will be the site for this year's WorkNet Pinellas career fair. WorkNet, a career-enhancing job placement network which, among other functions, will prescreen applicants for summer employment and also provide literature and information about potential employers
Admirers toast, roast standout sports writer
Some occasions transcend special interests. Such was the case with Monday night's retirement party for St. Petersburg Times sports columnist Hubert Mizell.
City says hotel must follow rules
If city violations are not corrected, the Carol Ann Condo Hotel in Treasure Island faces fines of $250 per violation per day.
Former wrestler goes to the mat for his kids
An English teacher by day, Paul Burke devotes his evenings teaching boys 5 through 14 years old the techniques of wrestling.
Veterans Liaison Council holds holiday program
PINELLAS PARK -- The Pinellas County Veterans Liaison Council and Pinellas Park will hold their annual Memorial Day program at 10 a.m. Saturday, at the veterans' monument in front of City Hall, 5141 78th Ave. N. The ceremony will take about an hour. For information, call David Miller, president of the Veterans Liaison Council, 393-0548; or Tim Caddell, Pinellas Park public events director, 541-0721.
Safe boating courses offered in Treasure Island
TREASURE ISLAND -- The Boca Ciega Sail & Power Squadron is offering a four-session evening course in safe boat handling for Treasure Island and surrounding communities.
A lesson well learned brings two boys fame
TV news cameras roll as the third-graders are honored for handling the emergency when one choked on a french fry.
Memorial Day schedule
The following is a list of holiday closings and schedule changes for south Pinellas County for Monday, May 28.
U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Gregory S. Upperman, grandson of Mary and Earl Upperman of St. Petersburg, was commissioned in March at Quantico, Va. After receiving additional training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., he will be stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Tirapelli prepares for the college game
Natalie Tirapelli is closing out her prep career at The Canterbury School in high fashion.
Key West fleet gets foiled by fickle winds
The wind had been blowing strongly out of the north for days, and the forecast didn't look that bad for race day on May 17.
Outlaws get rowdy at Sunshine
Perhaps an extra 1,000 people crowded into the grandstands at Sunshine Speedway on Saturday to watch the smash and crash Demolition Derby.