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June 22, 2001

Tampa Bay: June 22, 2001
Teens create a library room of their own
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[Times photo: Jim Damaske]
Hoping to draw more young people to the teen room at Palm Harbor Library, youths paint colorful murals based on film and comic book figures.
North Pinellas County news
City expands redevelopment contract
The "master designer" will be paid $125,000 to advise the city planners for the next 15 months.

Downtown land deal approved
The city gets a parcel with a building that could be renovated. Scientology gets two vacant parcels.

HomePlace makes exit; new store opens soon
A Burlington Coat Factory will open Aug. 1 not far from where Waccamaw's HomePlace is going out of business.

Dunedin waiting on power decision
While it is still investigating going into the electricity business, city officials say they might be persuaded not to.

No more Muscovys found dead in pond
A bird specialist thinks avian botulism is the cause, but a fresh specimen is needed for testing.

Training of pets, owners is SPCA's vision
Reasoning that it will have fewer animals to handle if more adoptions stick, officials plan a training facility to help animals and people get along.

Building to shelter homeless, stores
CLEARWATER -- When Barbara Green sets her mind to do something, it usually happens.

Clearwater is too eager for projects
Re: City may put south beach deal on hold, story, June 5.

Official arrested after porn files clog server
CLEARWATER -- On May 31, computer technicians for Pinellas County government received a message from the computer server in the Environmental Management Division office in Clearwater.

Cooperation key to posting results
Letters to the editor, which arrive mainly via e-mail these days, are fascinating to read, especially ones that knock my writing, the subject matter of my columns or the origin of my birth.

Happenings
SWING BAND: The Ten O'Clock Swing Band will play hits by Glenn Miller and other greats of the swing era at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive.

Best bets

Concert series heats up Friday nights
There are three good reasons to attend Clearwater's summer concert series: A. It's free. B. The music is good. C. No one will yell at you for bringing a cooler -- providing it doesn't contain alcohol.

Police reports
Two Sheriff's Office employees disciplined


Tampa Bay headlines

Howard Troxler
  • A red dot is blown up to planetary proportions
  • 3-week stint guarantees state pension
  • Two indicted in Pasco girl's death
  • Tampa Bay briefs
  • Church scores round in death suit

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Weeki Wachee land sale okayed
  • Victim of rape sent to jail on warrants
  • Conservationists turn to darkness for protest
  • Body raises specter of notorious case
  • Grass-roots effort wins two-way street change

  • Hillsborough headlines

    Ernest Hooper
  • It took only one person to stop for a stricken man
  • Attack victims treated royally
  • PTA moms put foot down over growth
  • Judge picked for Alvarez vacancy

  • News of Florida
  • Six die in house fire
  • Prison chief sets sights on Texas
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