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 Tampa Bay: November 5, 2000 South Pinellas County news

Goddess statue graces new park
[Times photo: Fred Victorin]
SOUTH PASADENA -- The city's newest resident was unveiled Friday, in all her bronze and gold-leafed glory.
Private property, public concern
A landowner's plan to build a home on filled-in wetlands upsets neighbors who say the man ignores environmental regulations.

Building's decorative slabs unsafe in St. Petersburg
Dozens of 200-pound slabs of granite are in danger of falling from the Municipal Services Building. One already has.

Poor areas need steady commitment
Four years ago, in the aftermath of racial disturbances, St. Petersburg Mayor David Fischer made a commendable commitment to revitalize some of the city's most neglected neighborhoods, which he aptly termed Challenge areas.

Why a dearth of teachers? They can't discipline kids
Re: Board tests new ideas to recruit teachers, Sept. 20 story.

Gallerie of Hair Design moves to Central Avenue
Mary Gallerie and Gina Gough announce the relocation of Gallerie of Hair Design. The salon, started by Gallerie on 32nd Street N in 1978, is at 4632 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. For information, call 327-0606.

Nursery peddles backyard oasises
A nursery that holds its grand opening this weekend specializes in the latest landscaping trend: gardens of water.

For young golfer, integrity wins out
When a high school junior realizes a mistake during a regional tournament, he does the honorable thing.

Core of Treasure Island is working on makeover
Here are details of roadwork, landscaping of medians, pedestrian walkways and more.

Shorecrest has new middle school leader
Patricia Craven will lead the middle school division and will be guiding the school's new fifth- and sixth-grade center.

The week ahead

Firms celebrate anniversaries
"To absent friends," goes the old toast, and that feeling permeated the air at two gatherings Thursday evening, both anniversaries to celebrate two venerable business concerns.

United Way funds big termite tenting job
The James B. Sanderlin Center, which provides all kinds of social services, gets the $10,000 treatment.

Clock ticking for citizens' trash petition
Some Kenneth City residents want the town's garbage contract put out for bids. The race is on to get about 280 signatures.

If police sight, they must cite on site, even if slight
We have lots of stuff to cover this week, so let's get right to it.

Neighborhood briefs
Poynter to host writing workshop for high school

Bush whacks Gore in hair-raising poll
The balloting at a downtown barbershop is just for fun, of course, but the results have been right on the money at times.

City programs provide kid activity bargains
Pottery classes for 7-year-olds. Private voice or violin lessons. A night of free pizza and games. Even babysitting for $2 an hour.

Kelvin Royal, 26, prep teacher
ST. PETERSBURG -- Kelvin "Kal" George Royal, a teacher at Academy Prep Center for Education in St. Petersburg, died at his home Wednesday of an aneurysm. He was 26.

What's up on campus
Eckerd College

Swim club fares well at meets
ST. PETERSBURG -- The St. Petersburg Masters swim club won overall second place at a meet Oct. 13-15 in Orlando. The women's team took first place, and the men's team finished third. Thirty-four teams competed.

Swim club fares well at local, national meets
ST. PETERSBURG -- The St. Petersburg Masters swim club won overall second place at a meet Oct. 13-15 in Orlando. The women's team took first place, and the men's team finished third. Thirty-four teams competed.

Hot wheels
D.J.'s grandmother got him involved with motor vehicles young. Now 5, he competes at Dade City Motocross.

Neighborhood notebook
City begins new round for neighborhood grants

Good for you
The Pinellas Park Police Department's Volunteers in Policing (VIP) program has been honored as the best volunteer program with a budget of less than $250,000 by the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA). Sgt. Mark Berger accepted a Gold Pinnacle, the top award given by IFEA, at an awards ceremony recently in New Orleans.

Boat parade to honor veterans is Saturday in Madeira Beach
MADEIRA BEACH -- Sixty boats of all sizes are expected to join the Fourth Annual Veterans Day Boat Parade, beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Madeira Beach Elks Lodge No. 1912.

5 SunBlades skaters learn from regional competition
Area skaters recently returned from the South Atlantic Regional Figure Skating Competition in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

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