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 Tampa Bay: December 12, 2000 North Pinellas County news

A numeric cleric
[Times photo: Jim Damaske]
"Mr. Bill" Slavins has been spreading the gospel about math at Largo High School since 1995. He has, students say, a special gift for helping them "get the hang" of math.
Official to help reform elections

A county commissioner joins the National Commission on Election Standards and Reform group, which will propose to Congress how to avoid this year's election problems in the future.

Fire forces hospital evacuation
DUNEDIN -- Registered nurse Valerie Kidd smelled smoke at Mease Dunedin Hospital on Monday morning.

Horne to sum up state of city
The interim city manager says his address, to be televised tonight, will point to accomplishments.

North Pinellas briefs
City to vote for new beach development master plan

Master plan for Tarpon faces vote
Officials say the plan's goal is to create a community where tourists want to linger and entrepreneurs want to invest.

Oldsmar restates its case to get new charter school
City officials write to and meet again with School Board members to answer criticisms.

Despite deadline, lone billboard stands
LARGO -- It was supposed to be gone by now.

Gardener steeps sweet with sour to make colorful gifts
The 4-H volunteer produces flavored vinegars that take on cranberry and other hues.

Stadium could turn into big money pit
Re: Report: Future spring-training site gleams, Dec. 2 story.

Holiday lights

Belleair team gets lift from Slattery, 1st win
Belleair Country Club's Jim Slattery fired a 2-under 70 in the December match of the Pinellas Men's Interclub Association, helping his 10-member team to its first win of the 2000-2001 season.

For the record

North Pinellas briefs
Kids give rolling welcome to new skate park

Peers helping peers

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