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December 11, 2001

Tampa Bay: December 11, 2001 North Pinellas County news
Ice adds symbolism as Hanukkah begins
CLEARWATER -- On the first night of Hanukkah, 150 people gathered in front of a Clearwater Beach surf shop to witness the lighting of a 9-foot-tall menorah sculpted out of a massive block of ice.

Negotiations shave cost of touch screens
Sequoia agreed to reduce some costs, and the county cut the number of voting machines.

Decision day for Hinesley's contract
LARGO -- Amid uncertainty and tough economic times, the Pinellas School Board is scheduled today to consider approving a lucrative new contract to keep longtime Superintendent Howard Hinesley.

County to pay at least $70,000 to settle case
Pinellas County has agreed to pay between $70,000 and $100,000 to former parks director Diana Kyle to settle a sex discrimination complaint.

Separation of churches, bars may end
DUNEDIN -- When the Melting Pot restaurant moved out of its space at 2141 Main Street a year ago, Pastor Hal Jacobs took advantage of the opportunity to expand his Living Faith Worship Center.

Beach projects top city's agenda
CLEARWATER -- Despite public complaints at a hearing last week and a debate that went in circles Monday, the City Commission is set to make some significant decisions about beach redevelopment this week.

Next stop for skate park plan: Where?
LARGO -- Skateboard riders and city officials rarely cruise the same streets.

Mother files wrongful death lawsuit
TARPON SPRINGS -- The mother of 26-year-old Shawn McMillan, who died in September in what police concluded was a self-inflicted accidental shooting, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the man whose gun fired the fatal shot.

Busy junction may get signal
PALM HARBOR -- Pinellas County officials again are proposing a traffic signal at a busy intersection they say is only going to get busier.

Sheriff's Office isn't fit to investigate child abuse, neglect
Re: Deputy must stop drinking to keep job, story, Nov. 30.

Perry overcomes stroke of bad luck
Resilience: an ability to recover from or adjust easily from misfortune or change -- Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary.

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  • Bias complaints emerge from USF graduate school
  • Justice Department okays county redistricting map
  • Negotiations shave cost of touch screens
  • Decision day for Hinesley's contract
  • Former educator, orator dies at 105
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