Tampa Bay: June 1, 2001
North Pinellas County news
||Benefit to help teen with brain cancer
[Times photo: Jill Sagers]
Patrisha Lydick's mother collects unemployment, and her father hopes to collect disability benefits after being injured on the job. A tennis tournament will help raise money for the family's living expenses.
Offender accused of burglary, sexual abuse
The manager of the apartment complex where the man worked says she didn't know about his past.
Plunge at stadium exposes problems
City Commissioner Hoyt Hamilton breaks his foot when a concrete slab collapses at Jack Russell Stadium. Thursday night's game is canceled.
Suspect: Shots fired by accident
He says the gun went off when he hit a table. But police say evidence contradicts his statement.
Hospitals' ambulance tab too high, Pinellas says
The county says it hasn't been paid $1.28-million and may sue, yet it continues to transport patients from the hospitals to mental facilities.
Sunset party may bring new dawn to Palm Harbor
Organizers hope tonight's event spawns more festivals and more activity downtown.
Crow takes aim at arsenic in wood
The legislator plans to introduce a bill that would ban arsenic-treated wood in playgrounds.
Center seeks to raise $70,000 to match grant
Largo Cultural Center has raised $30,000 so far in its campaign to match a $100,000 challenge donation.
Missing defendant gets 20 years
The former East Lake coach had pleaded guilty to having sex with a 16-year-old girl.
Y's can be worthy community goals
Palm Harbor and the beach towns of mid Pinellas have a great opportunity to provide enriching activities for their residents and build a stronger sense of community -- if they will just step up to the plate and swing at the ball.
Parents need to do their part in discipline
What is wrong with parents today? Why do they go into denial when their kids break the rules? Are they afraid that if they admit their child has done wrong and must face the consequences of his or her actions, it means they failed Parenting 101?
Vehicle in hit-run crash found, police say
LARGO -- Investigators have found the vehicle that they think was involved in a hit-and-run crash May 18 in which a bicyclist was killed.
Beierlein, Walker enter the SPBA Hall of Fame
Drew Beierlein, for achievement, and Bill Walker, for meritorious service, were inducted into the St. Petersburg Bowling Association Hall of Fame last month during the SPBA's annual delegates meeting in Seminole.
CHORAL MUSIC: It may be a little late in the year, but the Tarpon Springs Performing Art Center wants to invite you to a presentation of the Shepherd Chorale, who will perform a program called Come, Lovely Spring a salute to spring at 3 p.m. Sunday at the center, 324 Pine St. (inside Tarpon Springs City Hall). It will feature old and new European and American songs sung by the Shepherd Chorale, an organization composed of men and woman of various ages from throughout the Tampa Bay area, including the Clearwater Community Chorus, the Master Chorale, the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Dunedin and the Clearwater Scholars. Admission is $10 for center members and $8 for students. Call (727) 942-5605.
A thousand words
In a tribute to nursing home residents who have passed away, an artist's mural depicts a peaceful garden and carefully painted butterflies set free from pain.