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June 7, 2001

Tampa Bay: June 7, 2001
Students revel in last-day traditions
[Times photo: Jill Sagers]
"Let's go, fifth grade!" Curtis Fundamental students shouted from the bleachers at Phillip Jones Field.
North Pinellas County news
City expected to pay sewage damage costs
Only $100,000 will be paid to the man whose home was flooded with waste after hardened grease clogged city lines.

Largo staff offers cuts, commission says 'whoa'
On order to cut 7 percent from next year's budget, city staff sent programs to cut to the commissioners. But some suggestions were met with resistance.

Oldsmar tightens tap on water
The city seems to be conserving water, council members hear. The mayor also weighs in on a dispute.

Mr. Nicely decides he'll stick around
The Tarpon Springs High principal was to retire for health reasons, but decides to give it two more years.

Principal retires with an A for school
Don Blanchard ends an education career of 31 years, the last six at highly rated Highland Lakes Elementary.

Students to have hand in arts center design
Letters to universities have gone out seeking ideas for the Oldsmar building.

New rec center will be late for summer campers
An opening is planned for August; meanwhile, the campers will use portable classrooms.

Man pays price for catching up to burglar
Gary Cox catches a man who had taken his fishing poles. His injuries require almost 100 stitches.

Seven road projects slide down schedule
Engineers recommend delays so the county can deal with overextended Penny for Pinellas funds.

New stadium site has warning signs, too
Re: Plunge at stadium exposes problems, story, June 1.

Lawyer's ex-wife sues for his retirement benefits
CLEARWATER -- The former wife of Blair Clark, a St. Petersburg lawyer who died last year after a legal battle about whether he should be kept alive, is suing to get almost $80,000 in his retirement benefits.

Man on scooter injured in possible drive-by shooting
BELLEAIR -- A 78-year-old man riding a motorized scooter was injured in what authorities say may have been a drive-by shooting Wednesday night on West Bay Drive.

Tourist was assaulted by teen, police say
The victim was met at Redington Shores beach and then abducted and assaulted by the teen and his friends, police say.

Adviser investigated for sexual comments
Officials suspend a 15-year veteran and an investigation continues after an Explorer reports the comments.

Absence of runners helps Rays 5K winner
A Tierra Verde runner improved from fifth place among women to first at the Rays Run 5K at Tropicana Field on May 26.

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  • 2 sentenced in church-run fraud
  • Tampa Bay briefs
  • Teachers set to get minimal raises

  • South Pinellas headlines
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  • Prosecutor takes gig in New York
  • Plant fix forces cut in water supply
  • Officer cleared in shooting, punished for chase
  • 2 golfers stunned in lightning strike
  • School ex-manager is accused of theft
  • Lutz will be less spooky on Halloween

  • News of Florida
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  • Seminole chief files lawsuit to regain Tribal Council post
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