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May 31, 2000
Tampa Bay: May 31, 2000

[Times photo: Scott Keeler]
Arborist finds problems at Safety Harbor school
An arborist has determined three hazardous trees on the parklike campus of Safety Harbor Elementary School need to be removed and dozens of others around the playground, walkways and courtyard need immediate attention.
North Pinellas County news

Governor's approval will help homeless
A Clearwater facility comes up a winner in Bush's budget review, but some other county programs aren't so lucky.

Bush veto crimps adult care center
The governor's budget review leaves no state money for the new Largo Adult Day Services Center, but officials say the center's opening won't be delayed.

Time helps conceal capsule
Fading memories and a changing landscape stymie a search for mementos from Tarpon Middle School in 1983.

Budget shines on historic building
The project to restore the 113-year-old Anclote Key lighthouse has avoided a veto this time around to get $500,000 in state aid.

Boyfriend charged with murder in balcony fall
Authorities say a witness' account of the two-story tumble indicates it was not an accident.

Bush's okay gets library plan rolling
State money for a Seminole-SPJC library survives the governor's budget review. Other local projects were not so lucky.

Cause of warehouse fire still not determined
CLEARWATER -- Investigators had not determined Tuesday what started a $2.5-million blaze early Monday at an air-conditioning and refrigeration company warehouse.

Water rate increase, code changes on council agenda
Clearwater residents would end up paying 6.6 percent more for water this year, with additional increases on tap.

Local BMX rider is No. 1 at age 4
Combining speed and cuteness, 4-year-old Cody Sandford of Clearwater won Florida's No. 1 state BMX plate at last week's championship in Orlando. Sandford, who rode a GT miniature BMX bicycle with the narrowest knobby tires in existence, is the son of former state road champion and Ironman triathlete Mike Sandford.

Respect the authority of parents
Re: Inattentive parents make curfew necessary, letter, May 26.

More than ever, answers are due on police scandal
So far, only one employee at the Largo Police Department has lost his job after the investigation into the Police Explorer program. But that employee had nothing to do with the Explorer program or the scandal that led to the investigation. In fact, Mac Williams, the department's public information officer, wasn't even working at the department when the events being investigated took place.

Tampa Bay headlines

  • Veto hunt may lead to new breed of turkey
  • Bail set at $100,000 for YMCA employee
  • Elections deputy is asked to fill top job
  • Museum won't get $1-million
  • Bay area briefs
  • Lyons will get prison closer to his family
  • South Pinellas headlines

  • Specialist examines garage collapse
  • Tragedy reached out for girl, but lifeguard turned it back
  • Group battles drug store
  • Road work to slow traffic
  • Council member resigns for job
  • Existing rail line could help move commuters
  • Pinellas Park police station cleared by old ordnance
  • Man found slain 10 days after release from prison
  • No more 'Fill 'er ups' at a corner landmark
  • Pizza Hut will open by Maximo
  • Gauging the risk, benefit of CPR
  • Nothing to do? Teen council has the answer
  • Cultural center chief resigns
  • Solo sailor dodges other boats, East Coast storms
  • Pinellas Park considers creating budget unit
  • YWCA tea highlights a program worth noting
  • Summer event spawned fortune-hunting fever
  • Just one cap and gown expected at graduation
  • Students show what it takes to be leaders
  • Teaching pros get chance to meet and compete
  • Hill comes home and wins 50-lap Modified race
  • Hillsborough headlines

  • Postal unions summon OSHA
  • State: Vencor has 'deficiencies'
  • Harried restaurant worker locks the doors
  • Driver from fatal DUI has sentence cut
  • Local cuts target USF, hospital
  • Punishment day
  • Case against police chief near end
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