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 Tampa Bay: November 14, 2000 North Pinellas County news

Bounce of victory follows players
[Times photo: Scott Keeler]
Clearwater High School begins the week bragging that its girls' volleyball team is best in the state.

Band shines in national field
Tarpon Springs High's band takes first place for midsize schools and third place overall at a national championship.

Couple mourn daughter killed in alpine ski tragedy
"She was a preacher's kid. . . . She was always a joy," says Dick Baker of Seminole, the father of Carrie Lynn Baker, 23, a second lieutenant in the Army.

Parking fee increase considered
The city wants to use the money to expand parking on the beach and downtown.

Largo staff backs park site for library
LARGO -- A new library should be built in Largo Central Park instead of on the former City Hall site, city officials have determined.

Charter applicants face legal challenges
LARGO -- A lawyer for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund has objected to four of the five groups that want to open charter schools in Pinellas County in August 2001.

Body found in a pool at facility
Neighbors at Sago Palms say the 75-year-old, whose body was found fully dressed, was depressed.

Blaze damages East Lake home
A fire official says a short circuit in the garage likely sparked the blaze.

North Pinellas digest
Recreation Center sponsoring holiday events

Residents divided after senior center proposition fails
Re: Vote shocks senior center's fans, Nov. 9 story.

Commission: Look for another area to stop bus
Clearwater officials aren't ready to okay a stop near proposed townhomes.

Women's group gives donation to clinic
At the first fall meeting of the General Federation of Women's Clubs of Clearwater, a sizable donation bequeathed to the organization by Helen Posey was presented to the Clearwater Free Clinic.

North Pinellas in brief
At-sea reef dedication rescheduled for today

Sunshine track crowns 4 more division champs
With no ballots left to count or recount after the points season at Sunshine Speedway ended Saturday night, four more drivers stepped forward to claim class championships.

School briefs
High School Theater Beat

Tales of a third-grade author
Nina Mastridge, now a published writer, used to hate to write -- until she got some encouragement from her third-grade teacher.

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