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June 24, 2001
Tampa Bay: June 24, 2001 South Pinellas County news
St. Pete Beach eyes 12% tax increase
Stressing that the rate has not changed since 1997, the city manager says the budget needs a $400,000 boost.

The grouper battle
Restrictions meant to protect the popular fish could imperil the livelihoods of fishermen in Pinellas County.

Road to recovery
A Treasure Island man sets off on a 2,000-mile bicycle trip for charity just months after surgery on a shattered right knee.
Flash animation: How the knee was rebuilt

Monotube may get new coat after vote
If there's enough interest, the DOT will spend about $129,000 to repaint the pipe.

Lealman will hand over pride plan
On Monday, county commissioners will see on paper an incorporated effort to improve an unincorporated area suffering from neglect.

It's time for road trips, and accidents
Each year, millions of families pack up their cars for a good old-fashioned road trip. Although summer is a time for family fun and vacations, it's also a dangerous time to be on the road.

Woman reports possible leap from bridge
ST. PETERSBURG -- Authorities searched Tampa Bay after a driver reported seeing a man jump off the Howard Frankland Bridge on Saturday, but searchers found nothing.

Scruffy Airco course to get a manicure
The county will close the public course on Wednesday. When it reopens, it will have a new look and new management.

Beach compromise facing opposition
ST. PETE BEACH -- The lengthy and complicated fight against state and federal beach building restrictions took another odd turn Tuesday when the city's top building official urged the commission to oppose a recent compromise proposal by the Barrier Islands Governmental Council.

The week ahead

Energy pulsates through businesswomen's group
Quality time in the company of women best describes Thursday's lunch meeting of the Mid-Day Business and Professional Women's Club of St. Petersburg. What a lot of energy emanated from the group of 50 or so members and guests who gathered for their bimonthly lunch meeting at SoHo South Gallery.

Auction will empty defunct restaurant
ST. PETERSBURG -- If you yearn for a pizza oven or a commercial restaurant range, or just a few black vinyl booths for your rec room, here is your chance. Everything in Mama Leeann's Casa D'napoli Restaurant, 954 First Ave. N, will be auctioned Wednesday beginning at 10 a.m.

Anastasia's move gives store space to flourish
The owner wanted to own her own building and be downtown. The new address is 954 First Ave. N.

Business briefs
New bank gathers $1-million in deposits

City to monitor first 2 dog parks
Before embarking on as many as eight more, St. Petersburg may monitor the success of the first two.

Visitor relates African human rights strides
The organization he works for has helped rid West African villages of female genital cutting, he tells members of a Tampa Bay interfaith group.

Simple, cheap method nabs red-light runners
There aren't many people who do not know by now how Jessie and I feel about drivers who run red lights. They are selfish (in their view, their time is more important than others' lives) and they are foolish (in a wreck they cause, they could be hurt or killed, too, not to mention losing their driving privileges if they get caught too many times).

Belly cast: A new way to recall the experience
Jeff Neustadt, chairman of the division of orthopedic surgery at All Children's Hospital, has handled almost every kind of medical procedure in his field. But he got a call a few weeks ago that sailed quickly into some very uncharted territory: belly casting.

Homeowners get a break, get to work
Five families will have to pay 400 hours of dues to receive Habitat for Humanity homes. Still, they're thrilled.

Home burglaries rise in some areas
Aside from having dead bolts and barking dogs, police say neighbors can help most by watching out for each other.

Two years after death, a killer remains free
"I know somebody saw what happened," says the mother of a young man likely killed for his sports car. But there are no leads.

Tournament unites athletes near and far
As sports ambassadors, two local basketball players, both 17, will play in Switzerland with teams from around the world.

Ex-Green Devil shines for Florida Atlantic softball team
Softball has been an integral part of Nicole Myers' life.

Cooperation remains 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.

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