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 Tampa Bay: December 6, 2000 North Pinellas County news

Too cold to fish? Nah!
[Times photo: Brendan Fitterer]
Pauline Perri of Tampa, right, warms up in the evening sun after a slow afternoon of fishing on the Dunedin Causeway. "We usually fish on the (north) side, but it's so cold today and too windy," Perri said.
Fire guts house after last payment

An 83-year-old Dunedin woman and her son are left homeless and face the prospect of rebuilding soon after she paid off the debt on her home of 30 years.

North Greenwood library site debated
At issue is whether the premier part of the current Jack Russell Stadium site should be home to a library or some other redevelopment project.

County gives church green light to move
Calvary Baptist Church is allowed to move to Countryside after detailing in writing what it will do to ease traffic problems at its new home.

Residents' response halts zone change
Neighbors in Safety Harbor say they feared the landowner's plan to split a lot would hurt property values.

Housing company to buy complex
The city signs off on the purchase of 568 apartments by a Fort Lauderdale company that provides housing for low- and moderate-income people.

Trooper, chief clash over beach turf
Treasure Island officials want to keep an eye on a ticket-writing trooper.

County rejects dock in Sutherland Bayou
Though a developer worked with county officials on the plan, it was rejected 6-0.

Pinellas agrees to purchase 3 islands for preservation
County officials say they intend to keep the islands undeveloped, which pleases residents who have fought development efforts in the past.

Jesse's Seafood reduced to rubble
No one seems to know why the landmark restaurant, closed for two years, was demolished. The mayor guesses the property would be easier to sell without it.

Despite road work, center stays busy
The Largo Community Center still draws faithful attendees as work continues on West Bay Drive to widen it.

Largo needs a timely decision, not a task force
It normally isn't a bad idea for elected officials to seek their constituents' ideas on the business of government. After all, more input and more debate often lead to better decisions.

Mark your calendar
BENEFIT CONCERT: A concert by Mallku, a four-member band with a new age South American sound, will be held 8 p.m. at the Royalty Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Call (727) 593-0192.

$8,000 surprise gives lift to girl's playground project
The Ryan's Hope Project will bring handicapped-accessible equipment to R.E. Olds Park in Oldsmar.

Christmas parade set in honor of Pearl Harbor Day
CLEARWATER -- Bayview Gardens, a 36-acre retirement community operated by Morton Plant Mease Life Services, Inc., will have a Christmas parade and dedication in honor of Pearl Harbor Day on Thursday at the complex, 2855 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. The parade, which falls on the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, is dedicated to the veterans of all wars. There will be a flag-raising ceremony and a 21-gun salute at 1 p.m., with a "jazz session" for residents and the public. Entertainment will be provided by the Buddy Verdi Orchestra and the 23 Skidoo Jazz Band; refreshments will be sold. The parade starts at 2 p.m. on the complex's 1-mile circle. Parking for the public is available at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2905 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., and Clearwater Mall. For information, call 797-7400.

Blaze guts house after final payment
An 83-year-old Dunedin woman and her son are left homeless and face the prospect of rebuilding soon after she paid off the debt on her home of 30 years.

Conditions take wind out of sails
It made no difference whether you were one of the 96 sailors competing in the Rolex International Sailing Federation Women's World Match Racing Championship or a local club racer in events on Tampa Bay.

Tarpon Springs plan hinges on collaboration
The City Commission will voteTuesday on the redevelopment plan, called "a road map."

Altercation with the police lands septuagenarians in jail
Police responded to the Tarpon Spring woman's home after a neighbor said she poked a machete through a fence.

Avenue Players exiting Tarpon Springs theater
Despite the decision, the city plans to continue hosting classic plays at the Performing Arts Center.

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