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 Tampa Bay: September 17, 2000 North Pinellas County news

Mexican community celebrates past, present
[Times photo: Jill Sagers]
o help keep traditions alive, Clearwater's Mexican community marks independence day.
New era awaits County Commission
A bigger commission, coupled with the county administrator's retirement, may mean more debates and less cohesion come November.

As city grows, so do its salaries
Continuing a trend, commissioners are expected to approve a budget Tuesday that includes several new positions and raises.

Longtime dream of Olympic glory runs in family
An East Lake couple will share from home the joy of Olympic competition as their daughter and her husband run in Sydney.

'Sonny' delivered fun to Ozona
Residents will miss their personable postmaster, who died Tuesday after eight years in charge of the small office.

Annex prompts new fire proposal
Seminole considers providing fire protection to Lealman residents after it annexes property within the Lealman district.

Stadium will improve life in Clearwater
Some of my college friends (both female and male) were in town for the weekend so we began to look for a setting where we could have fun and enjoy ourselves without the annoyance of loud, smoky, crowded bars.

Proposed library puts vision, faith to test
Clearwater city commissioners have been accused of using too much vision and too little practicality in making public policy. That didn't prevent them from risking a decision last week that required vision and a little faith.

One hurt, one jailed in boating accident
INDIAN SHORES -- One man was injured and another taken to jail Saturday after a boating accident. Ryan Pavlik, 26, of Indian Rocks Beach, and Alvi S. Keresztesi, 28, of St. Petersburg, were traveling north at a high speed on the Intracoastal Waterway near Indian Shores when the 15-foot motorboat ran aground, Sheriff's spokeswoman Marianne Pasha said.

A Sweet September for many swimmers
Nearly 300 swimmers kicked and splashed to team awards, high-point honors and personal bests in the largest Sweet September meet that host Dunedin Aquatic has had in its four years.

Electric current again dies out in Clearwater
Headlines through the years

Senior center serves breakfast buffet
PALM HARBOR -- A buffet country breakfast will be served at the Palm Harbor Senior Activity Center, 1500 16th St., from 8 to 11 a.m. today. Danish, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, pancakes, biscuits, sausage gravy, orange juice and coffee will be served. The cost is $3.50 for adults and $1.50 for children younger than 10. Tickets will be available at the door. Call (727) 771-6000 for information.

Low-cost decorating workshops scheduled
LARGO -- Are you looking for some easy, low-cost ways to decorate your home? If so, the Highland Recreation Complex in Largo has some classes just for you.

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  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Local road closures open fierce arguments
  • Interim chief won't discipline captain
  • Found: Pet chicken; friendly -- no cooks
  • Bay Vista program needs more students
  • Council approves pay raises for itself
  • Blind Pass plan protects families
  • Violence intervention effort working
  • Regional campus expands boundaries
  • Cafe brings flavor of West Coast
  • Real estate agent takes the lead in renovations
  • Public to hear about floodplain plan
  • Grotto members adjust to smaller building
  • Gulfport police stick with union
  • Beach art center offers classes
  • YMCA cheering section braces heat
  • Man seeks two girls he saved from stings
  • Decision delayed on 1901 Club
  • News is good, bad for Pinellas Park
  • City to sponsor giant greeting card contest
  • Kenneth City attorney to get a raise
  • An activist on wheels
  • Class has a good beat, and you can dance to it
  • Merchants attempt to combat prostitution
  • Group to discuss Super Bowl, BayWalk
  • Family center still short of funds
  • YouthBuild offers training program for youths 16-24
  • Pinellas Park's approval inches Lealman district closer to merger
  • Seminar to focus on issues facing caregivers
  • Manager instilling his love for game
  • New management revamping Skyway
  • Wet gear doesn't stop Warhoop 5K winner

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • An underwater escape
  • Judge will hear motion on behalf of bailiff

  • News of Florida
  • State District 108 winner bound to breach barrier
  • Florida briefs
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