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 Tampa Bay: November 15, 2000 South Pinellas County news

BayWalk, boat events muscle into small space
[Times photo: James Borchuck]
Downtown plays host to a bevy of activities, including powerboat racing, a boat show and the opening of BayWalk.
City ponders clipping some wings

Treasure Island officials are worried about the paragliders who skim over and along the popular beaches.

Bayou Club wants out of water district
Residents, some with million-dollar homes, say they don't benefit from the district's management of area drainage systems.

City is committed to Challenge
The article City has yet to live up to its "Challenge,' which appeared Oct. 23, gives the mistaken impression that little progress has been made in the city's Challenge area. Reporters reached this conclusion even though city staffers provided them with maps that highlighted specific projects in progress and demonstrated that property values in the Challenge area are generally increasing faster than in the balance of the city.

Police say killing might have been a mistake
The victim "may just be a victim of circumstance," an officer says. Police are asking for help from the public.

Murderer scheduled to die in December
A drifter convicted of killing a St. Petersburg interior designer in 1987 is scheduled to die Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. for another murder.

New name, hope for bayou project
ST. PETERSBURG -- The townhome development on Little Bayou off 52nd Avenue S no longer is called Rutland Estates. It now is Banyan Pointe, and a new sign outside the front gates suggests work is about to begin again on townhomes that will be offered for sale in the mid-$200,000 range.

Tropical Exotics to close Sunday
Inadequate start-up money and watering restrictions doom the nursery near Gulfport.

Neighborhood briefs
Florida International Museum seeks donations

Curb mailbox owners can relax for a while
A tug-of-war between St. Petersburg and the U.S. Postal Service has eased, at least for now.

Candidate kicks off early run for mayor
Kathleen Ford hopes to get a feel for the city by jogging into various neighborhoods and talking issues with residents.

Military news
U.S. Navy Airman Matthew R. Guynn, son of Ronald and Jeanette Guynn of St. Petersburg, has completed basic military training at the Naval Recruit Training Center in Great Lakes, Ill.

A horseless Hitching Post trotted through Depression
ST. PETERSBURG -- "You know, there once was a 100-foot hitching post in town with no horses," John Thornton said, a smile crossing his face. "It was mine."

Sunken Gardens' rebirth to begin
A Master Plan and $2.7-million will bring extensive renovations. The most dramatic at first will be evident.

Pinellas Park sponsoring a neighborhood party
PINELLAS PARK -- The mayor and council members will take government to the people Saturday for a city-sponsored block party.

A real trip
There's NASCAR, and then there's this surreal sight -- school buses racing around a track at 50 mph. Yet "it's the biggest thrill you can have," one competitor says.

Authors field questions in 'Meet Xpress' format
X-Team reporters "shine' during a press conference with author at the Times' Festival of Reading.

Frenchy's Gumbo is hot competition
Tennis players love competition and the amenities that come with the challenge.

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