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 Tampa Bay: December 15, 2000 North Pinellas County news

Man's token of war returned
[Times photo: Scott Keeler]
A mother gives her son a silver pendant as he goes off to WWII. It disappears, then, decades later, is returned.
Board approves condo-marina plan

CLEARWATER -- The city's Community Development Board has approved a 140-unit, 100-foot-tall condominium that will overlook Clearwater Harbor.

Palm Harbor chamber parade is Saturday
PALM HARBOR -- The annual Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce holiday parade will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday. The route follows Nebraska Avenue from Westlake Boulevard to Omaha Street and includes Florida Avenue in the old downtown. Santa Claus will be at Jones Plaza on Florida Avenue.

Stauffer site studies called inadequate
A citizens watchdog group says studies of the chemical cleanup plans are riddled with shortcomings.

Homes for Russian students are sought
SEMINOLE -- EF Homestay Programs is looking for families to share their homes with youths from Russia. An exchange student group from Russia will be here Dec. 28-Jan. 11.

Cadillac dealership to replace eyesore
Officials applaud Dew Cadillac's plans to turn a run down grocery store site into a showplace dealership.

Largo workers get loans for PC
The city hands out no-interest loans for workers to buy home computers -- and gain know-how.

To city, Phillies: Not everyone likes plans for stadium
When you want to do something unpopular, there is a strategy that goes like this: Eliminate your options in order to convince people that your plan now has to go forward. Well, folks, we better wake up because our options are being eliminated to accommodate the interests of a few.

Dunedin leaders exhibit their own, wise judgment
A situation in Dunedin last week provided the perfect illustration of why elected officials need the freedom to use their own best judgment about what is good for their community rather than voting in response to demands from a particular interest group.

Board denies Frenchy's bid to add a second story
Nearby business owners say already limited beach parking would become even more scarce.

Henson, O'Neale Jr. go down memory lane
Dana Henson and Harry O'Neale Jr. shook hands more than once during the Southwest Design PBA Southern Regional Tournament at Countryside Lanes in Clearwater last weekend.

Holiday light displays

Luxury, gulf-front condominiums set for Redington Beach
The La Playa apartments are to make way for 55 units, priced from $550,000 to $700,000.

Rudolph takes a holiday
Two storytellers weave animated Christmas tales, but not the usual fare. Their repertoire involves family harmony, St. Nicholas, snowflakes, magical warm moments and memories.

Best bets
The Momentum Dance Company will perform Dances for the Holiday Spirit at 7:30 tonight at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center.

Canadian folk singer/violinist Lowry Olafson will perform Saturday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center.

Hotel to fill void at downtown Dunedin corner
Though vacant, the site is considered prime real estate by many because it sits at an entry to the city.

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