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 Tampa Bay: November 8, 2000 North Pinellas County

Farkas soundly beats Fischer
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[Times photo: James Borchuck]
The two perennial foes waged a ferocious and expensive campaign.
Election results

Incumbent Crow slightly ahead

PALM HARBOR -- State Rep. Larry Crow was leading a close race against Democratic challenger Sue Humphreys Tuesday night.

One race won by landslide, another by a single vote
INDIAN ROCKS -- The Pinellas Suncoast Fire District, which serves several mid-Pinellas beach and adjacent mainland communities, saw two very different elections Tuesday, with one seat won by a single vote and the other won in a landslide.

Lealman heads toward fire tax
LEALMAN -- With most of the ballots counted, voters approved by a 3-to-2 ratio a proposal allowing the fire commission Board of Commissioners to set tax rates in the Lealman Special Fire Control District.

Bobel, Dedman win approval
EAST LAKE -- With all votes counted, Dan Bobel narrowly defeated incumbent Chuck Schult for Seat 2 on the East Lake Tarpon Special Fire Control District board of commissioners, while former fire commissioner Chuck Dedman beat Rondi Hosking in the race for Seat 4.

All changes to charter pass voters' muster
Voters approved three changes to Pinellas County's charter Tuesday.

Peluso, Henry lead pack of 5 candidates
PALM HARBOR -- Ken Peluso held a slim lead over four opponents late Tuesday in a race to replace Palm Harbor Fire Commissioner Ronald Gibson, who died earlier this year.

Incumbent strides ahead of newcomer
PALM HARBOR -- Republican Gus Bilirakis held an imposing lead Tuesday night over an independent challenger in his attempt to win a second term as the representative from House District 48.

Pinellas commission now full
Ken Welch, John Morroni and Bob Stewart win seats after fairly uneventful races.

Top stories

City fights ex-officer's injury claim
Largo has asked the state Supreme Court to settle a workers' compensation dispute involving an officer hurt during his lunch break.

Escapee from mental center given gun
The Sheriff's Office returns a weapon without checking to a man now accused of murder. The victim's call prompted his original incarceration.

Editor's Bait House on hook for extra building permit fee
A Belleair Beach official will have to pay triple the normal permit fee to Clearwater.

Supporters tuning plan for music museum
The next step is a feasibility study of a proposed facility to honor musicians who have ties to Florida. Organizers would like to see it in Pinellas County.

Commission has high hopes for park
Safety Harbor officials expect a 14-foot-tall fountain and observation deck to bolster downtown.

Attention turns to City Hall Park plans
With other projects done, Seminole can put its efforts into an $800,000 upgrade of the park near the Pinellas Trail.

Ex-allies tussle over program at schools
LARGO -- The Pinellas School Board on Tuesday got statistics to support what David Fellows and Jane Harper have always said: The On-Campus Intervention Program is wildly successful.

Newspaper should get the story straight
Re: Mayor helps fill area's wish list, Nov. 5 story.

Treasury blocks regatta to Cuba
There are few topics in American politics as controversial and emotionally charged as the subject of Cuba.

Task force studies how to tout Safety Harbor shops
SAFETY HARBOR -- A task force will consider how to advertise businesses without creating clutter.

Pharmacy owner sues to retain Medicaid
The state says it will end a Clearwater pharmacy's provider contract. The owner says that the action is unlawful.

3 firms jostle for Belleair bridge contract
The new causeway is estimated to cost $29-million and construction would begin in about 21/2 years. Planners must choose between a drawbridge and an elevated fixed span.


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