Tampa Bay: December 3, 2000
South Pinellas County news
Being called old suits them fine
[Times photo: Lisa DeJong]
In police Chief Goliath Davis' 3 1/2-year tenure, arrests have gone up and crime has gone down. But amid changes in the department, complaints and lawsuits have emerged.
A spot on the National Register of Historic Places can bring property tax breaks or income tax credits for owners.
Rule change permits state to set standards
Chapter 39 could limit state intervention in construction rules. But a county board gutted the rule almost a year ago.
Pinellas Park official quitting over pay
Communications director Melanie Hasburgh says she was stuck in terms of income and advancement.
Downtown poor stage protest at chamber
Some speak inside while about 40 march outside. They say the wealthy are insensitive to the poor and homeless.
Attorney for Madeira Beach gets dismissed
MADEIRA BEACH -- Just this once, minority rules in Madeira Beach.
How about a little sympathy for panhandlers?
Re: Who wants to run a gantlet of panhandlers?, letter, Nov. 29.
Public suffers as city plays tit-for-tat
In a dispute worthy of any sandbox, the St. Petersburg's mayor and City Council are playing tit-for-tat with the public's airwaves.
Bethel members praise choice for new minister
The Rev. Joaquin Marvin, chosen by members' vote, refuses to talk about his past trouble with the law.
New-age firms at home in old-world buildings
From downtown St. Petersburg's Kress Building to the Snell Arcade, dot-com companies are finding the right space at the right time.
Tyrone bears good news for carnivores
Sam Seltzer's Steakhouse and Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q are arriving soon.
Gripes kept to a minimum in Madeira Beach
A town meeting reveals crime issues such as speeding, jaywalking, barking dogs and drivers ignoring stop signs.
Tomlinson Park upgrades proposed
Gulfport will consider restoring Tomlinson Lake and increasing the park's recreational use.
What's up on campus
'Strictly Enforced' -- as opposed to what?
A note from a curious reader led Jessie and me back to the door of St. Petersburg's parking and traffic meister to try to find an answer to a riddle.
New Times executive welcomed at Poynter
A reception Thursday evening at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies was the formal welcome for Marty Petty, the new executive vice president of the St. Petersburg Times.
Muvico child care gives parents a break and kids time to play
When the next Academy Awards rolls around, parents in Pinellas County may have seen some of the top nominees in an actual movie theater instead of their living room.
Coquina Key unleashes approval for dog park
ST. PETERSBURG -- Despite vocal opposition, plans for a dog park in Coquina Key took a leap forward last week. The city, after a 27-16 vote among residents, has cemented plans to fence in an acre of Coquina Key Park by February.
2 Tampa Bay gymnasts win state title
Lots of practice, a strong work ethic and good timing resulted in state championships for Lauren Gibson and Kirsten Chmielewski.
Eckerd women are showing 'passion to play'
Eckerd College women's basketball coach Brian Shultes was quietly optimistic about his team as he entered his fourth season.
Gibbs High rolls to scratch division championship
Matt Mayhugh and his Gibbs teammates fired a solid 935 first game and never looked back Tuesday at Sunshine Bowl, winning the scratch division of the Pinellas County High School League.