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October 26, 2001

Tampa Bay: October 26, 2001
Custody case tricky: He used to be she
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[Times photo: Krystal Kinnunen]
CLEARWATER -- Like many couples, Michael and Linda Kantaras are in the middle of a nasty divorce.
North Pinellas County news
Haunted houses tone down terror
This year's Halloween in the Park on Honeymoon Island will feature the usual ghoulish activities and displays: horse-drawn hayrides, a scavenger hunt, a haunted trail, pirates, scary witches and two spine-tingling graveyards.

Winning ticket sold in Largo
LARGO -- Ed Metallo didn't believe it.

'Death row' dog dies as appeals linger
After six years on Pinellas County's equivalent of death row for dogs, old age finally caught up with Beethoven the Great Dane, and the dog's owner agreed last month to euthanize the dog.

Troubled funeral home faces more suits
Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home is accused of bungling cremations, funerals, burials and storage of several people.

$80-million development planned
CLEARWATER -- Real estate heavyweight Lee Arnold announced plans Thursday to build an upscale, 17-story condominium and a luxury "boutique" hotel in an $80-million project that could boost downtown redevelopment.

Local officials should rescind 'pork' requests
I am heartened to read the letter from Skip Layton about reconsideration of a new Memorial Causeway bridge (Bridge project should give way to greater needs, Oct. 24).

Clearwater should move carefully on beach plans
People might have thought that redevelopment of an aging strip of motels on S Gulfview Boulevard overlooking Clearwater Beach could not get any more problematic than it has been in the past year.

YouthAdult tourney is set for final round
It's easy for an adult to chose a partner in the 35th annual Greater Pinellas YABA YouthAdult Tournament.

Best bets
Verizon Music Festival

Happenings
SUNSETS AT PIER 60: Enjoy a festival of arts, crafts and entertainment from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Pier 60 Pavilion, Clearwater Beach. Tonight, it's the Jim Griswold Band (blues); Saturday, it's Hammerhead (rock); Sunday, it's Bernie Maloney Quartet (jazz). Free.

Pioneer spirit
The annual jubilee of old-fashioned crafts, music and food fill Heritage Village once again.


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