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 Tampa Bay: December 16, 2000 North Pinellas County news

Dancing adds twist to new restaurant

[Times photo: Jim Damaske]
CLEARWATER -- The sounds of castanets and tap dancing are coming to downtown Clearwater.
Furor builds over damaged townhomes
With repair estimates running as high as $5-million, Nature's Watch homeowners and their association are suing over who will have to pay.

Pinellas airport's tally of passengers dropping
November, however, was a good month. The airport director hopes that will lead to an improvement in upcoming counts.

Tarpon Springs Holiday parade set for today
TARPON SPRINGS -- The annnual holiday parade in Tarpon Springs starts at 10 a.m. today at Meres Boulevard and Alt. U.S. 19.

Song of silence to grace Super Bowl
A deaf man's persistence pays off. He will perform the national anthem in sign language at Raymond James Stadium.

Barber's son in right chair to help catch a suspect
Walter Evans was getting a trim when a man walks in with clippers stolen from Evans' father's barbershop. He stalls and calls police.

Director wants Heritage Village fenced
Because of security concerns, he asks the county to consider internal fencing to protect historic structures.

Report released about plane crash
ODESSA -- The National Transportation Safety Board has released its final report on a February plane crash that killed two men at the Tampa Bay Executive Airport.

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Players get taste of the big time
Adream for several young players was fulfilled last weekend.

Group says Hanukkah bags bring hope
Little gifts will be left on the doorsteps of elderly Jewish people, most of whom live on tight incomes.

Religion calendar
CANDLELIT SERVICES: Holiday candle-lighting services will begin with a special daytime celebration at 11:30 Tuesday morning at Unity Church of Clearwater, 2465 Nursery Road.

Music aims to convey season's meaning
Music directors strive at this time of year to come up with Christmas programs that show the joy as well as the importance of the occasion.

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