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August 21, 2001

Tampa Bay: August 21, 2001
Chief wants to tame 'People's Beach'
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[Times photo: Boyzell Hosey]
The recreation area along the Courtney Campbell Parkway remains a trouble spot, the police chief says. He hopes to change that soon.
North Pinellas County news
After 26 years, Baptist pastor decides to resign
Pastor William Anderson is retiring from Calvary Baptist Church "to give the ball to a younger guy."

County staff to suggest new cuts for budget
At a hearing tonight, commissioners will accept suggestions that would shrink the proposed tax rate increase of 4.8 percent to 3.4 percent.

Dunedin might stop accepting Jays gifts
After public scrutiny, officials discuss changing their policy on gifts from the baseball team and from the city of Toronto.

Voting machine committee to be chosen tonight
Pinellas County Commissioners are expected to name seven people tonight to serve on a committee to evaluate new voting machines.

Man suspected in shooting thought girlfriend cheated
In a note he gave to friends before killing himself, he apologized for his actions and said he was tired of her infidelity.

Oldsmar to emblazon ex-chief's name on road
City officials plan to honor volunteer firefighter Lorenzo Hayes, still known as "Chief" for his service.

Tarpon manager says no to Sarasota
Ellen Posivach, who says she didn't apply, was a finalist to manage the city of 51,000.

We should spend more to get rid of schools' portables
How can anyone look at the abomination we call "portables" without feeling shame?

Dunedin city leaders are too cozy with Blue Jays
From now on when the Toronto Blue Jays say they want something and Dunedin -- the baseball team's spring training host -- jumps to provide it, Dunedin residents will be within their rights to wonder, "Was that decision bought?"

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Zolciak keeps rolling along at Sunshine
Pinellas Park's Jay Zolciak seems intent on making the winner of the annual 50-lap Mini Stock Championship races a one-man club with himself as president.

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School briefs
School Board Meeting

Teachers venture on Technology Safari
On professional education day, 125 educators choose to embark on a journey among wireless computers, digital cameras and other tools.

Achievers
Graduations


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