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 Tampa Bay: June 14, 2000
[Times photo: Jim Damaske]
Sun, beachgoers make exit
A young child catches a ride on dad's shoulders Friday as mom gathers the family's belongings at Sand Key Park, south of Clearwater Beach.

North Pinellas County news

Fireworks ban extended for seven more days
The fireworks ban for Pinellas County will stay in effect for another seven days, county commissioners decided Tuesday.

Goal is to hear books by choice, not chance
The Talking Book Library needs volunteers to help the visually impaired select books they want to listen to.

Many call on city, church to move on
Some residents hope the focus will shift toward redevelopment now that a case against the Church of Scientology has been dropped.

Roads may take historical turn
Oldsmar may rename a street for its founder and another for Martin Luther King Jr.

Speed limit on East Lake to rise
EAST LAKE -- The speed limit on part of East Lake Road will soon catch up to many of the drivers who routinely ignore it now.

City balloons after vote for annexation
SEMINOLE -- Voters nearly doubled the size of Seminole on Tuesday, drastically increasing the city's tax base and adding thousands to its population.

Complex's water bill swells
Pinellas cannot turn off the taps because of fire concerns, so commissioners agree to sue the Largo complex's owners.

Sheriff's offer has benefits
Consider the following scenario:

Work laws still needed
A federal judge this week meted out punishment to a Tarpon Springs company whose record shows an appalling disregard for the health and safety of its workers.

MicroSnap markets computer instruction
The company produces courses for Microsoft systems engineering or other computer specialties.

3 empty narcotics vials spark inquiry in Tarpon
TARPON SPRINGS -- Two vials of Valium and one vial of morphine were found broken and empty in locked boxes at the Tarpon Springs Fire Department over the weekend.

Crisp on a double winning streak in Street Stocks
Arguably, Street Stocks are the most competitive racing class at Sunshine Speedway. With more than 60 cars registered, it's real hard for anybody to win more than one race in a row.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Scientology leader wanted a deal
  • Lightning strikes four in Inverness
  • As kids watch, alligator kills puppy in Seminole
  • School Board seeks study of mascot stereotypes
  • A case so different from all the others
  • Dress code comes up short, board says
  • Airport's growth soaring, report says
  • 3 empty narcotics vials spark inquiry in Tarpon

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Home may face penalty for death
  • Law enforcement center not needed, agency says
  • Troubles found in Madeira firehouse
  • Saxon grant fight enters 2nd round
  • Armory to get face lift at age 42
  • Higher cost estimates may stop firehouse expansion
  • Earth Mission uplifts with arts
  • Plan misses aim of bicyclist safety
  • Driver in hospital after steel hits car
  • Driver hit by steel object is in critical condition
  • Graduates urged to leave legacy of honor
  • Gulfport resident to run for state House
  • 11-home compound on the block
  • Tia's adds Tex-Mex to food court at Tyrone
  • Black Chamber picks chief
  • Health forum, screening for minority women
  • Foes pack meeting to fight drugstore rezoning
  • Years late, widows have bat mitzvah ceremony
  • Campaign touts disaster prevention
  • Old-fashioned love
  • Lealman Fire Board has a seat to be filled
  • Conductor orchestrated a musical downtown
  • After-school program on the move, growing
  • A 'thump' in the night
  • No problem at Clermont as sprint triathlon draws 900
  • State's top juniors prepare for key tournament

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Freedom Fest canceled; lack of funds cited
  • Tampa debating cost of property needed for park
  • Thief of wheels leaves cash as calling card
  • Speakers: Choice plan low on details
  • Thunderstorms ravage parts of Hillsborough County
  • Woman concocted rape story, police say
  • Police find cocaine hidden inside man's body

  • News of Florida
  • Witness describes death plot
  • Embattled firm's founder back in action
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