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 Tampa Bay: December 8, 2000 North Pinellas County news

Number of low-weight babies on the rise
[Times photo: Andrea Bruce Woodall]
According to study by the Healthy Start Coalition, factors that affect birth weight include race, socioeconomic status and prenatal care.
Proposed rec center charges

A proposal would have non-residents shell out an extra $25 per person annually to use the Seminole facility.

Youth worker faces new charges
Authorities say the man coaxed girls at Florida Youth Academy into participating in sex acts.

Pupils rally to help boy battle cancer
Eight-year-old Jordan Holzmacher's world changed last month when he learned he had cancer. His classmates do all they can to help.

Residents approve of water project
A survey shows a majority of homeowners in Van Dyke Farms want the county to build a reclaimed water system.

Beethoven's lawyers face new fight after court rejects appeal
A recent ruling seems to be the end of the line for the large dog. He's been jailed for five years for biting a girl who entered the garage where he was chained.

Commissioners do their homework on church project
Sometimes people who lived through the creation and implementation of Florida's Growth Management Act in the mid 1980s can be heard grumbling about government's different attitude toward growth in 2000.

Thanks for cracking down on bad drivers
Re: Taking aim at U.S. 19's bad drivers, Dec. 1.

8 officers move up; 1 moves out to become a police chief
Capt. Jeff Patterson will leave Clearwater to be chief in an Ohio suburb.

County burns now to prevent future wildfires
Crews start prescribed burns at Brooker Creek Preserve when rain and wind allow.

County high school league crowns team champions
Four teams won titles as the Pinellas County High School League closed its 28th season Thursday at Seminole Lanes.

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Randall Goodgame's dreams of the music business have taken him away. Tonight he will perform a full gig for the first time in his hometown.

Dunedin dialing up new phone system
DUNEDIN -- If you have been trying to memorize the phone number of a certain department within the city of Dunedin, you can stop trying.

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