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 Tampa Bay: October 19, 2000
Music to take center stage tonight
The four-day Clearwater Jazz Holiday kicks off tonight in Coachman Park. And this year, the weather should be nice.

It's all in the mix
Organizers of this year's Clearwater Jazz Holiday hope to please with a more balanced mix of acts, including acoustic, fusion, Latin, R&B and neo-swing music.

North Pinellas County news

Leads keep running dry in search for boy,
Police are continuing traditional investigative work to find Zachary Bernhardt, who was reported missing 38 days ago.

Driver is road's 2nd fatality in 3 days
A Madeira Beach man died Wednesday after he lost control of his van early Tuesday and was thrown from the vehicle along Seminole Boulevard. It was the second fatal accident in three days on the heavily traveled artery.

Manager challenges the county on taxes
Largo's city manager wants the county to account for its spending. No problem, a county official says.

Pinellas digest
City lowers fees for residents to receive reclaimed water

Ex-city manager has eye on office
After Costa Vatikiotis speaks out at a meeting -- and grates on his successor's nerves -- as he says he'll run for city commissioner or mayor.

Council revisits rules on firing top officials
An Oldsmar charter proposal to make it easier to fire and hire key officials will go on the ballot.

Pinellas briefs
Humane Society starts Web site to display pets

Clearwater takes step toward good stewardship
Slowly, painfully, with a noticeable hitch in its stride, the city of Clearwater this week cleared another hurdle on the path back to responsible, respectable governing at City Hall.

Latest traffic tool: video cameras
The cameras being tested in East Lake detect traffic waiting at intersections, signaling the traffic light to change.

Pets now restricted in parks
Oldsmar council members have set aside specific areas for pets in each of the city's parks.

Driver who killed man pleads guilty to reduced charge
The investigation concluded the man threw himself in front of the car, so the driver's charge was reduced to DUI.

Whale dies at Clearwater Marine Aquarium
CLEARWATER -- A young, female dwarf sperm whale found stranded last month died Wednesday at Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

Future pro stars are at Bardmoor
The rising stars of women's professional tennis can be seen all this week, playing in the Bardmoor Tennis Challenger in Largo.

Tampa Bay headlines
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  • St. Petersburg curfew plan draws criticism
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  • Harleys, stogies just go together
  • Ex-official's name to hit new heights
  • Pay raises negotiated for starting teachers
  • Recordkeeping lags in some Moffitt trials
  • Informers in cartel case to stay secret
  • 2nd jury agrees: Killer should die
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  • Candidate wants to halt FCAT tests
  • Judge, jury tour murder scene
  • Patients won't have to relocate
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