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 Tampa Bay: December 3, 2000 North Pinellas County news

A dancer undaunted
[Times photo: Amber Bruce Woodall]
Ballet dancer Kim Poling, right, was severely burned in a skating accident 2 1/2 years ago, but today she is back on stage.
Silent nights, days at Clearwater Mall

A dearth of stores and a murky future lure shoppers elsewhere.

New nudges out old in beach city
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH -- Steve Shanks, a single father of three boys, can step outside his $600-a-month apartment on the east side of Gulf Boulevard and enjoy a clear view of the Gulf of Mexico.

Ticket to ride
Planned trims in Medicare reimbursements give the county two choices: slash emergency services or find money elsewhere.

Libraries caught in funding fairness feud
The East Lake library's unique status has some questioning how money from the county library cooperative is divvied up.

Rezoning sought next to complex
KEYSTONE -- Next year's planned opening of a regional sports complex has prompted the owners of 22 acres across S Mobley Road to seek a rezoning that would allow commercial development on a portion of the land, at the corner of Race Track Road.

Police chief finalists get to make their cases
LARGO -- They looked like old friends sharing war stories as they sat around two tables at the back of a room inside East Bay Country Club.

Clearwater has opportunity to preserve property for park
In Clearwater we have an opportunity to "improve our environmental habits," as Dale Twachtman, former secretary of the state Department of Environmental Regulation, was so fond of saying: "The way to protect the environment is for each of us to improve our environmental habits."

Change is in the air at Clearwater City Hall
Change is happening at Clearwater City Hall, and it looks good.

Headlines through the years

Official quits Pinellas Park for position in Clearwater
Melanie Hasburgh says she was stuck in terms of income and advancement in her Pinellas Park position.

Firetruck bearing Santa to hit East Lake streets
Decked out with ribbons and bells, a vintage firetruck once again this year will carry Santa on his rounds through East Lake.

Eckerd women's team shows passion to play
Eckerd College women's basketball coach Brian Shultes was quietly optimistic about his team as he entered his fourth season.

Firefighter is honored for 15 years of service
Firefighter-paramedic Aaron Gonzalez was recently recognized by the city for 15 years of service with the Oldsmar Fire Department.

Business owners invited to meeting Thursday
ST. PETERSBURG -- Women and minorities who own businesses are invited to meet with purchasing directors from several government agencies and four nearby community colleges from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Music Center at the St. Petersburg Junior College, Gibbs Campus, 6605 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg.

Library notes
The Clearwater Public Library System is offering patrons a subscription to the Chapter-A-Day Book Club.

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