Tampa Bay: June 8, 2001
North Pinellas County news
Leaders to back two desal projects
To counter opposition, some Pinellas commissioners plan a public information campaign.
Parking garage put off
Commissioners can't agree on a site for public parking at the beach, so staffers will further study four sites.
High court gets crack at Oldsmar, DOT fight
The state Supreme Court hears arguments over who should pay for problems with the expansion of Tampa Road.
Tarpon man pleads guilty to cocaine charges
TAMPA -- Tarpon Springs resident Jorge Annexy pleaded guilty on Thursday in federal court to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute at least 5 kilograms (11 pounds) of cocaine.
Problems plague new signs on U.S. 19
The markers put up 18 months ago do not mesh with transportation department specifications, and many have fallen.
Waiter arrested in theft of safe
Authorities say he took a safe with $25,000 in receipts and $10,000 worth of jewelry. He then buried the safe behind the Salt Rock Grill, they say.
Drive-by gunman hits vet
The man is in good condition after he drives his scooter to a nearby grocery store for help.
County vote bodes well for Tarpon
Pinellas County commissioners put aside parochial interests this week to support Tarpon Springs' dreams of a reinvigorated downtown.
Mayor's remark deserves torrent of disapproval
Re: Rivalry spills over into issues of water, story, June 4.
Classic leaders shoot for second WIBC title
Bradenton's Lisa Wagner and long-time partner Nancy Fehr moved into the Classic Division doubles lead last week as the WIBC Championship Tournament continued in Fort Lauderdale.
VARIETY SHOW: The Royalty Theatre will present the Betty Gorr Variety Show at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. today at the theater, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.
From tying knots to navigation
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Clearwater Sail and Power Squadron offer safe boating courses.
A new work by Florida artist Dean Quigley will be unveiled at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Safety Harbor Museum of Regional History.