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 Tampa Bay: September 13, 2000 South Pinellas County news

Man's loan threatens his home, stability
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[Times photo: Fred Victorin]
A man described by himself and others as mildly retarded is unable to pay back $20,000. He faces foreclosure.
Planning for park colored by concerns

As Gulfport City Council refines plans to upgrade Tomlinson Park, worries arise over how it will be treated by users.

Townhome plan tees up on golfers' former turf
A locally based company plans 60 to 68 townhomes overlooking the Pasadena Yacht & Country Club golf course.

Central Avenue nightclub owners face possible fines
The owners will appear before the Nuisance Abatement Board after complaints of illegal activity including brawling, drug sales and indecent exposure.

Neighborhood business briefs
Florencia developer honored at meeting

North Shore townhomes shift in size and price
Instead of 10, there will be seven custom units. Prices have risen. All but two have been sold.

Police captain attacks handling of department
The city mishandled operation of the Pinellas Park police department, writes the captain who was passed over for promotion to chief.

Military news
Marine Corps Sgt. Mikel J. Branch, son of Myris Branch of St. Pete Beach, returned from a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf while assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Branch, a 1994 graduate of South Doyle High School, Knoxville, Tenn., joined the Marine Corps in November 1994. His unit is based at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Early developer gambled and left his mark on city
Charles Richard Hall built Kenwood and Lakewood Estates and gave Seminole Park to St. Petersburg.

Mansion by the Bay about to turn 100
The owner is asking members of the public to share their memories about the Victorian building.

Police dispute finding of bias
The Pinellas Park city manager and former police chief take issue with a ruling of sexual discrimination.

Official draws heat, praise
At least three council members support City Manager Jerry Mudd's handling of problems in the police department, in spite of his critics.

Good for you
Pinellas Park police promote two to sergeant

Shop is blueprint of an era gone by
After 76 years of business and tradition, St. Petersburg Map and Blueprint Co. will close its doors on Sept. 27.

Magnet school beefs up and won't lose teachers
Melrose Elementary, which stresses global studies, Spanish and multimedia technology, quickly gains 22 students. The school still has 10 second grade slots.

11 St. Pete league players win titles
The St. Petersburg city tennis league completed its summer session, crowning four champions in women's singles and seven in men's.

Gulfport to buy land for vehicle parking
The 1.36 acres will be used by residents who need to park or store vehicles that now may be parked in illegal areas.


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  • North Pinellas headlines
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  • Plug pulled on county electric bill tax
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  • County tosses in money for stadiums
  • 'Explosive device' at complex turns out to be flare
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  • Victim, free from jail, flees again
  • Pinellas County fires parks director
  • Teachers' pay rises; school tax rate falls
  • Mobile medical scans flag the danger signs
  • Pennington takes helm of PHRF administration
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  • News of Florida
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