Tampa Bay: October 15, 2000
South Pinellas County news
Bayfront plan too tenuous for City Council
St. Petersburg's City Council doesn't see how the hospital can stay clear of Catholic directives.
Toiling at dawn's early light
As many as 100 resolute runners set out along the waterfront at 6 a.m. on Sundays. Many are preparing for marathons.
Olympic pitcher adopted as local hero
Michele Smith, a member of the U.S. gold-medal softball team, moved to Treasure Island a week ago.
Mayor's staff axes 3 shows on city TV
When the City Council trimmed 10 cents off the tax rate, the resulting $800,000 shortfall forced the cuts, officials say.
Church fest means fun -- and maybe parking fines
A City Council member who belongs to Sacred Heart Catholic Church asks that police volunteers "use discretion."
Protecting kids is goal of curfew
Re: Curfew is unnecessary, ineffective, Oct. 8.
Business park guru finds niche near Gandy
The businessman's commercial/industrial real estate service company handles three business parks in the Gateway area.
Runway into bay at Albert Whitted? Not likely
Editor's note: This is an occasional article about activity on south Pinellas County's Tampa Bay waterfront.
Fire official injured when tire crashes through car window
PINELLAS PARK -- A Pinellas Park fire official narrowly missed serious injury Wednesday in a freak traffic accident.
Homeowners group wants campaign sign removed
Paul Ostroman cites the First Amendment, and refuses to pull down his Gore-Lieberman sign until after Nov. 8.
Bridge's life span may be short
Engineers suggest the Causeway Bridge needs replacing. But the first step for Treasure Island is a study of its options.
Party marks mall theater's progress
PINELLAS PARK -- The scene: Local dignitaries munched on chicken wings.
Recyclers to get $5 credit on bill
PINELLAS PARK -- City residents can look for an early holiday gift in their water bills next month.
Two events showcase Lyceum
The new Mirror Lake Lyceum had a workout as a party venue, hosting two special events -- the City Beautification Awards ceremony on Tuesday and the R'Club luncheon and fashion show on Wednesday.
Program helps kids with speech, physical delays
Atoddler calls out in the wee hours of the morning. We wish we could roll over and go back to sleep. But when Connie Kent heard her daughter, Jade, call "Mom-eee" before dawn, the wake-up call couldn't have been welcomed more.
Group to hear from business graduates
ST. PETERSBURG -- Business owners who have graduated from the Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneurial Academy will share what they learned at Tuesday's Downtown Core Group meeting.
Treasure Island gets offer to buy Isle of Capri lots
The Barson Group wants to build five 2,600-square-foot town homes with individual boat slips and two-car garages.
New dump truck not needed, some say
Kenneth City agrees to pay about $27,000. The mayor thinks repair costs were exaggerated.
Non-violence at heart of YWCA's events
ST. PETERSBURG -- Young girls in a YWCA club will host the organization's sixth annual "Week Without Violence." It starts today.
A fixture of Treasure Island has new home
Walter Stubbs, mayor for 20 years, says his move to an area near Largo is bittersweet.
Pinellas Park's sign patrol puts damper on big garage sale
Autumn Run and Beacon Run residents grouse that sign removal led to a 25 to 30 percent decrease in sales.
3-week stay gives a glimpse of Aussies
A vacation in Sydney is an opportunity to see the Olympics but also to get to know some Australians.
Coming soon (maybe): three left-turn signals
For those of you who have expressed concerns about the lack of left-turn signals from Fourth Street N onto several cross streets, the state roadies have heard your questions.
Council vote halts plan for borrow pit
PINELLAS PARK -- Builders who wanted to develop a borrow pit touted the plan as a way to create much-needed green space in Pinellas Park.
Grants offered by Tampa Bay Estuary Program
Law firm hired to investigate police department 'hit list'
PINELLAS PARK -- City Council members unanimously agreed to hire a Tampa law firm to investigate allegations of a "hit list" in the Police Department.
Good for you
Angelica Danielle Seay, daughter of Faye Ford and granddaughter of Herman and Purnchetta Edge of St. Petersburg, graduated with honors from the University of South Florida with a bachelor's degree in gerontology.
Garbage rates will rise with renewal of contract
Kenneth City residents urge the council to send out for lower bids, but the council decides to extend the current contract.
Myers finds second title at end of Trail
Pinellas runners nearly swept the men's and women's divisions in the recent Croom Trail 50K (31.1 miles) in Brooksville.
Centers association gets convention rolling
Proprietors and representatives from most of the 120 member centers are attending the annual convention of the Bowling Centers Association of Florida (BCAF) this weekend at the Sirata Beach Resort on St. Pete Beach.