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 Tampa Bay: December 19, 2000 North Pinellas County news

The race's short leg
[Times photo: Jill Sagers]
Christopher Sorhage, 2, of Palm Harbor breaks away from the pack Saturday in the YMCA of North Pinellas' Lakefront Classic 5K and Kids Sprint races. The Lakefront Classic marked its 10th year, but the Kids Sprint was a first. YMCA officials say it was added so kids could participate too.
U.S. 19 lighting project on hold

The company installing streetlights quits the job. Now the state is trying to find someone to finish it.

Hospital gets nod to build up, not out
Safety Harbor's commissioners vote to allow the expansion project to begin.

Site decision clouds Sand Key fire station
The city wants the new facility at the north end of the island; the county prefers a location farther south.

Police search for man after gas station robbery
LARGO -- Authorities are searching for a man they say robbed a gas station early Monday morning.

Peers, parents point out district's terrific teachers
In-class judging for Teacher of the Year is next month and the winner is to be announced in mid February.

Transfer of EPA investigator annoys residents, lawmaker
The transfer of Hugh Kaufman, an EPA investigator who worked with the Stauffer cleanup plan, was political, some say.

Woman's election tour ends at Gore home
The only Floridian to advise the vice president before the debates tells him, "You are my president."

City manager: Look at facts on Phillies stadium
Re: Building Phillies stadium at SPJC site is a bad idea. This is in response to the letter to the editor from Dennis Roper printed Dec. 11. The city received the final environmental report on the Drew Street site for a new Phillies stadium on Friday, Dec. 1. Our meeting with the media was scheduled in anticipation of receiving the final report.

Annexing enclaves appeals to Largo
Thirteen small, isolated properties can be forcibly annexed if the city takes advantage of a state law. But it may upset some property owners.

Tampa Bay Water wants to pump more, cheaper
The utility will ask Swiftmud for relief from the limits of its permit, which upsets some board members.

Police search for man after gas station robbery
LARGO -- Authorities are searching for a man they say robbed a gas station early Monday morning. At about 3:25 a.m., the man entered the Amoco station at 751 Clearwater/Largo Road and told the clerk, "Give me the money or I'm going to shoot you, man," according to police. While holding up his shirt with his left hand, the man reached into his waistband with his right hand and grasped what the clerk said was a gun.

CGA players take different course to win
Players who need the fewest putts usually win.

Performers of the week
Donny Caldwell Crystal River soccer

North Pinellas digest
Gift basket sales will mean treats, help for animals

Lessons in giving
For nearly a decade, the students at Seminole High School have been pooling their resources to make the holidays happier for kids who are less fortunate.

School news
Homework assignments on the web

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  • News of Florida
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  • Media to take fresh look at ballots
  • Around the state
  • State Democratic Party keeps Poe as chairman
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