July 25, 2001
Tampa Bay: July 25, 2001
South Pinellas County news
||Old hangout, new look
[Times photo: Krystal Kinnunen]
Dominique Richardson, 10, literally flips over the reopening of Seminole City Park on Saturday.
Change first, stability later
Eckerd College's new president says his presence won't calm the school's stormy past.
Leaders examine ways to calm traffic
A traffic consultant discusses several options, including speed humps, raised intersections, one-way streets and even -- gulp -- roundabouts.
Late payments irk students' host families
The company that arranges host families for exchange students says the problem is under control.
Urban grocery proposal welcomed
Two former mayors say a food store would be a key ingredient in the new mix of downtown condos and retail in St. Petersburg.
Seminole rejects horseshoe courts
The city says a lack of demand and building specifications that didn't fit Seminole City Park doomed the project.
Pinellas Park marks loss of a good friend
Flags will fly at half-staff to remember philanthropist Helen Howarth, 90, who touched many lives.
Construction halts as church raises money
The interior of the new Bethel Community Baptist Church is unfinished. Work should resume in August.
Lealman, Kenneth City look at merger
Annexing such a large area would pose many challenges for the tiny town. Some will be explored tonight.
Dew Cadillac dashes Seminole hopes
Even with a grocery planned for its downtown St. Petersburg site, the dealership says it will not reappear in Seminole.
Neighborhoods take pride in schools
Re: Seminole schools, July 11.
Taser stuns driver in cigarette heist
He was on a delivery when two men shot him with the shocking device and made off with $4,200 worth of cigarettes.
Artura springs for surprise
The first-year head coach helps the Eagles get access to diving wells.
Bike thieves at work in Gulfport
Police say unlocked bicycles are being stolen and they are difficult to track because the owners don't have serial numbers.
Coquina Key park lets dogs frolic leash-free
St. Petersburg's first dog park opened Saturday. It includes a faucet and water bowl, waste disposal bags and a time out area.
Festival celebrates Hispanic culture
The event honoring Puerto Rican patron saints will be a first for Pinellas Park. Festivities will take place Saturday.
SEMINOLE -- After being closed for seven months for renovations, Seminole City Park reopened Saturday.
Young runners learn on, off the track
The Fast Forward club offers lessons in sports and life. Things like self-esteem, confidence and hard work. This month they'll head to the Junior Olympics.
Downtown renovations put poor in money bind
The redevelopment of some low-rent apartments forces some residents to find new housing.
Ace Patio has recipe to succeed, owner says
The restaurant with a new approach is opening on the site occupied by three others since 1996.
Academic duty calls
The service academies accept 15 students from Pinellas and Pasco counties in the Class of 2005. They earn appointments through academic and extracurricular performance, community involvement and leadership.
Cozy theater knows how to embrace the audience
Anight at the theater for some people means an evening watching a whiz-bang musical in a big hall. Okay, I have seen both Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables twice. But my preference is the intimate space of a theater like American Stage in downtown St. Petersburg.
Photographer found for wedding reunion
A woman reorganizing her wedding album from 48 years ago tracks down the photographer in St. Petersburg for a special gathering.
Lealman Fire accepts Carter's resignation
Commissioners accept the resignation of Bob Carter, who cited health reasons for leaving.
Gulfport to take part in National Night Out
Mayor serves meals, listens to homeless
At St. Vincent de Paul, Rick Baker gauges the problems of street people and the working poor and their advocates' proposals.
St. Petersburg town hall meeting is Thursday
St. Petersburg sued for granting variances
The Jungle Terrace Civic Association sends a message to St. Petersburg: Follow the rules or we'll take you to court.
Focus on volunteers
The St. Petersburg-Clearwater Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, needs volunteers to support the Florida's Beach Hosts program. Volunteers meet arriving passengers, answer questions and point travelers in the right direction. Training, including a behind-the-scenes tour of the airport, is provided. For information, call Joe LeGath at the Pinellas County Volunteer Service Program at 464-3945.
Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer Terrilee Brown, daughter of Julia and retired Chief Warrant Officer Bruce Love of St. Petersburg, was promoted to her present rank and assigned to the Coast Guard Recruit Training Center's personnel records unit at Cape May, N.J.
Ninth Strangeman's Beach Biathlon is set
Open-water endurance swimmer Steve Strange says he will have a party with "giveaways galore" at Palm Pavilion in Clearwater Beach on Saturday.
Academy Prep students receive shot to play sport
Some fifth-graders at the Academy Prep Center for Education recently were served their first experience with USA Team Tennis.
Petrillo gets different perspective as a caddy
Does caddying help a golfer's own game?
Tampa Bay headlines
Bay area lowers pumping below cap
A long and stormy night
Churning gulf disturbs turtle nests
Tampa Bay briefs
North Pinellas headlines
Budget would raise tax by 4.8%
6 years later, stolen bag returned
Police effort turns eyesore into city park
Greek school wants to add Spanish
CVS drugstore chain sets sights on city
Fuel spills at Stauffer site during demolition
Visibility is crucial to roundabout, so fountain should go
Caruso should learn to handle criticism
Ninth Strangeman's Beach Biathlon is set
Woman enters plea in torture death of her son
Moffitt joins study of prostate cancer
Pharmacist sued over 2 deaths
Judge dismisses heart of hotel group's suit
Earth Charter will get U.S. debut in Tampa
Center issues doctors a warning
News of Florida
Disabled seek greater voice in new voting method
Passing on a legacy
Peterson files, keeps options open
Education secretary may earn $400,000
Butterworth cuts the red tape
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