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September 11, 2001

Tampa Bay: September 11, 2001

North Pinellas County news
Missing: 1 speedboat, 33 feet long
[Publicity photo]
The disappearance of a $140,000, yellow and orange speedboat from a Largo business has Largo police seeking the public's help. "It's a really big boat," said police spokesman Mac McMullen. "We're kind of stumped." Story

Home may soon be a memory
[Times photo: Jim Damaske]
After the city cited the house as "uninhabitable and dangerous," the owner of a north Clearwater Beach home has requested permission to tear it down.
Developer wants to build houses on gulffront tract
Neighbors are fighting a plan to build between 126 and 430 houses on the pristine property.

Top-teacher selection taking new approach
Educators want the Teacher of the Year program to be less troublesome to participate in and less of a competition. Now 100 teachers will be honored.

Jays construction cancels Oktoberfest
Dunedin officials were unsuccessful in finding an alternate venue for the three-day festival.

Pinellas digest
School Board to vote on budget, tax rate

Reopening Dunedin Pass would help with bad odor
If any of our Clearwater commissioners were to travel on Edgewater Drive at low tide with their car windows down, they would swear they were driving past an open sewer or septic tank. The stench is terrible!
Waiting for a bite
[Times photo:
Scott Keeler]
Bill Houser of Largo fishes the Taylor Reservoir. Click

Firm bids on ex-police station, would like to build restaurant
Largo commissioners will discuss the offer today, but officials are somewhat skeptical of the proposal.

Saying farewell to a public fixture
Mel Rackett was hired into a Public Works Department that fixed things and leaves one that handles contracts.

Petrillo loses poise, tourney
Putting it positively, golfers have good and not so good days.

Beyond words
Julie Reis, who is deaf, didn't let communication get in her way during her teaching internship. She used basic sign language and a lot of enthusiasm to capture the children's trust and acceptance.

School briefs
Jazz band seeking various new players

Clearwater official is accused of deception
Ed Hart is stirring up controversy, including the question of whether he lied during a development discussion that changed a vote.

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Outfielder mentioned in sex ring inquiry
  • Voting machine makers send in hefty proposals
  • Outback gender bias suit begins
  • Cochran joins Baptists' legal team
  • Tampa Bay briefs

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • City arena could be demolished
  • 20-story project set to go

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Lawyer: Defendant was 'set up'
  • Activist plans voting rally

  • News of Florida
  • Musician and professor Edward Preodor dies at 88
  • Feeney's 5 rules will filter bills in House panels
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