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 Tampa Bay: October 29, 2000 North Pinellas County news

Circus brings tradition, controversy
[Times photo: Jill Sagers]
The circus came to Clearwater this weekend, and with it a national debate on whether circus animals are mistreated.
Teen shot 3 times after chase

Authorities are unsure what happened. They say the shooting occurred after a collision between a deputy and the 19-year-old driver.

Small companies, big impression
Bill Strachan is pushing the frozen custard soft serve and the Yummy, Yummy Sauce.

Flier ends years on run for mother
Someone saw Nina Panella at a Largo restaurant and remembered her picture at a Wal-Mart.

Actors give spirited tour of cemetery
The Tarpon Springs Historical Society puts visitors face to face with historical figures at Cycadia Cemetery.

Plan for bike racing track is stalled
OLDSMAR -- BMX riders may have to wait a little longer before they can race their bicycles at an officially sanctioned track in the city.

Future of senior center left to voters
Supporters say a tax dedicated to the center needs approval so the center can lower program costs and hire staffers.

First day of school may come sooner
Returning in early August as some other districts do would allow more prep time for state tests. The county is looking for comments on the idea.

Clearwater should make bayfront quaint, not flashy
Re: Condos: Striking gold or hitting nerve? Oct. 15 story.

Future of senior center rests on quarter-mill tax
When the new Palm Harbor Senior Activity Center opened in November 1999, the volunteers who had worked so hard to make it happen couldn't believe their luck.

Headlines through the years
Warfare in Greece stirs Tarpon Springs

Whale eased out of shallow waters
Rescuers spend five hours guiding the 23-foot sperm whale toward deeper waters off Sand Key after it was stranded.

Kira Zschau enjoys career performance as sister looks on
Kira Zschau knew she had a good match but wasn't aware she had set two career highs.

North Pinellas notebook
The Avenue Players offer production of "Amadeus'

Writers publish treasury of works
TARPON SPRINGS -- It's 10 a.m. on a Friday morning, and the members of the group are doing the same thing they always do at this time, the thing they love best.

North Pinellas briefs
Volunteers needed to help abused and neglected kids

Club news
Clearwater Civitan Clubs welcome members, officers

Tampa Bay headlines
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  • Teachers provide a civics lesson
  • Only a few tackle the trying times
  • Two leave hospital after Friday wreck
  • Man guilty in robbery and slaying of widow
  • Worker forced out over political ad
  • Friends commemorate Citrus High teen killed on Halloween
  • Wife: Lavish spending out of love
  • Week in review
  • Largo police Explorer scandal inquiry ends with no charges

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Halloween safety tips
  • Final BayWalk work will close streets
  • On the town
  • Donohues take lead into final round
  • Teats, Maguire win Shells Jazz Bridge races
  • Neighborhood briefs

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Dreamers line up for chance to star in two MTV shows
  • Kids will have fun first at Ybor's Guavaween
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  • News of Florida
  • Insurance election shatters synergy
  • State briefs
  • Truck proposal bulks up roadways
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