August 29, 2001
Tampa Bay: August 29, 2001
South Pinellas County news
||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.
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.
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.
$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.
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.
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
Floor plans for all kinds of tomfoolery
North Pinellas headlines
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
Trial examines mom's actions when baby died
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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