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August 29, 2001
Tampa Bay: August 29, 2001
A happy ending
[Times photo: Cherie Diez]
After a first-grader's ordeal, a mother seeks an explanation and must give a difficult one to her son about strangers.
South Pinellas County news
Madeira warmly greets hotel plan
City officials hear about plans for the $10-million hotel project. A consultant calls it a "catalyst."

Council closes day labor business
The Gulfport council rejects a site plan for Able Body after nearby residents complain about "a 24-hour party zone."

Few go the distance
Of the 110 Walsingham Elementary students zoned for Campbell Park Elementary, only 24 actually make it during the last round of court-ordered busing.

Leaving the car and gaining freedom
The best thing that I ever did was stop driving a car 20 years ago.

Dome District doomed from day one
Re: Dome District slump, Aug. 12.

Eckerd instructor injured in car crash
A weekend car accident in New York has injured Jamsheed Marker, an Eckerd College instructor and retired diplomat, his wife and daughter.

Doug Jamerson's name to go on school in May
LARGO -- Pinellas School Board members on Tuesday found a way to name a new St. Petersburg elementary school after Doug Jamerson, a longtime Pinellas legislator who died in April.

Fish Tales takes Leverock's spot on waterfront
Johnny Leverock's Maximo Moorings, 4801 37th St. S in St. Petersburg, has closed. In its place, Dan and Peggy Wesner have opened Fish Tales Restaurant.

Plastics plant encapsulates growth
Ven-Tel Plastics expands its operations in a move from two buildings to a larger plant.

Firefighter on leave pending porn inquiry
ST. PETE BEACH -- A St. Pete Beach firefighter has been placed on paid administrative leave, pending an investigation into whether child pornography was accessed on Fire Department computers.

City loses second forced retirement case
A judge's ruling could cost St. Petersburg $275,000. The city said it would be bound by what happened in the first case.

Game isn't over for tennis center, foundation hopes
The private group strives to slash the city's subsidy and persuades the council to explore keeping the facility open for another year.

Beaches notebook
Hurled eggs splatter on Redington Beach hall

Over the hump
New teachers learn a lesson the first week of school: Housekeeping chores and finding a routine can be daunting.

School briefs
$250 grants available to area schoolteachers

No turf war, but bordering on one
Where does Pass-a-Grille end and Don CeSar Place begin? No one is really sure.

State pulls Toy Shop out of yule giveaway
Children and Families objects to the shop's giving away used toys and looks elsewhere.

Labor Day closings
The following is a list of holiday closings and schedule changes for south Pinellas County for Monday.

Pinellas Park annexation debate stirred up again
The latest issue involves Pinellas Park, the Lealman Fire Commission and who knows what -- and when.

Ugly council couch sprouts legs, moves sprightly at night
The couch now holds audience in the office of the Pinellas Park assistant city manager.

Neighborhood briefs
Council to initially approve budget Thursday

Trail users no longer have to look both ways
An overpass over Central Avenue, First Avenue S and Pasadena Avenue ends users' worries about traffic.

For city's Asian community, move consolidates services
The Southeast Asian Preschool moves to Bethel Lutheran Church, bringing together many social services.

Seventh-grader has a nose for news
A Safety Harbor 12-year-old, who is a broadcaster for Radio Disney, is selected for a national magazine news team.

Focus on volunteers
YOUthLEAD, a program run by Family Resources Inc. of St. Petersburg to help students become successful leaders, is looking for 10 adult mentors. The young people, ages 15-17, will need at least two mentors each for guidance, support and advice. Mentor training is provided. For information, call 550-4013.

100-year birthdays
Sally Ohst Thiemann Davis, born July 15, 1898, celebrated her 103rd birthday. She was born in Manistee, Mich., to William and Bertha Stresing Ohst.

K-Swiss league caps summer with title matches
The summer session of the K-Swiss Tennis League concluded last weekend with championship matches at Treasure Island Tennis and Yacht Club.

Lineberger successful on and off the water
Ian Lineberger is somewhat of an anomaly on the local sailing scene.

FSGA's Caveny capitalizing on tips from playing partner
An Indian Shores golfer is on a roll and looking ahead to even better rounds.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • High level of ozone triggers warnings
  • Greco hired kin of an old friend
  • Pinellas cancels contract for burials
  • Commission eases off tax rate increase
  • Observers required in Tampa police copters
  • Partner denied Marrero pension
  • Buses drive up cost of school choice
  • State debates where to send troubled teen
  • Tampa Bay briefs
  • Senator: Race not an issue in bid to unseat Bush

  • Howard Troxler
  • Floor plans for all kinds of tomfoolery

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Pinellas digest
  • Dunedin tells Jays it won't budge
  • NAACP wants King Avenue moved
  • Downtown to transform into Margaritaville paradise
  • Banner ban might be loosened for some
  • Billboards posted to help solve crimes
  • Jury chosen for Oldsmar man's murder trial
  • Tarpon Springs passes budget; two programs to aid business
  • Judge: City can't choose park land site
  • Don't question Dunedin officials' honesty, integrity
  • Wife files for divorce against former judge
  • Lineberger successful on and off the water

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Trial examines mom's actions when baby died

  • Ernest Hooper
  • Cola power, a Tampa incident and the other Elvis

  • News of Florida
  • More students than ever sweating over SAT
  • Prisons study finds no signs of bias
  • Bush: Budget cuts, tax increases not needed
  • Make polluters pay, high court urged
  • State to buy second mine site to protect river

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