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 Tampa Bay: December 20, 2000 North Pinellas County news

Swimmer is back with a vengeance
[Times photo: James Borchuck]
A Clearwater 18-year-old does well in his first big meet since the Olympic Trials, buoying his hope for the 2004 Olympics.
Apartment complex sued over woman's 1999 slaying
Managers should have known not to put the nursing assistant in a secluded area, the lawsuit contends.

With doubts, city okays $100,000 more for expert
Some commissioners are concerned about consultant Charles Siemon's tab and the lack of a list of work products.

Sword-wielding man charged in threat
A county animal services officer tried to issue the man a citation for failure to keep one of his pets quarantined after it scratched or bit a neighbor, according to police.

Phillies to get new stadium, new deal
The City Commission agrees to help pay more of the team's costs and build a new ballpark. Still to be settled is the site of the new facility.

Hospital wins approval to build up and not out
Safety Harbor's commissioners vote to allow the expansion project to begin.

Pick up or pay up, Tarpon Springs tells pet owners
The city expects that a warning will serve the purpose for most pet owners. If not, a $35 fine might.

No deal for three to retire early
A proposal to let three firefighters retain benefits was too limited for the union and too costly for the city.

Fire kills handyman in Largo
LARGO -- Arthur McAffee was known to pedal his bicycle through local neighborhoods, skidding to a stop when he saw someone he knew, asking if they needed help cutting the grass or fixing their lawnmowers or bicycles.

Largo police chief search shifts gears
LARGO -- The city's search for a new police chief has shifted to Lester Aradi, deputy police chief of Buffalo Grove, Ill., after the top candidate for the job withdrew his name from consideration for the position.

Manufactured artwork inspires showroom
A new company specializing in a manufacturing process that gives art prints the look and feel of originals has opened its first retail showroom.

Linebaugh extension into Pinellas should help
Pinellas County is about to begin construction to extend Hillsborough County's Linebaugh Avenue west into Pinellas.

'New' water poses a new problem
Pinellas wants its supplier to ultimately pay for making new water look and taste better.

HUD grant aids independent elderly
Creekside Manor I is one of the homes in the region that will be able to hire someone to help line up transportation, housekeeping and other services.

Clearwater digest
Dolphin adorns Christmas ornaments

Headlines through the years
Dec. 4, 1957 CLEARWATER -- Talk of a countywide beauty contest for girls 16 to 21 to publicize the County Fair and Horse Show at Largo ignited dormant differences yesterday between County Commissioner Frank Hoercher and Fair Manager John Henry Logan.

Durica helps revive classic Ensign fleet
The long curved bow, forward canted transom and full keel below the waterline easily distinguished the 23-foot Ensign as a classic sailboat embedded with the traditional look of much larger yachts.

In sickness and in health
GULFPORT -- Like many people, Bill Buster and his wife use a van as their main link to the world.

Seminole digest
Woman accused of setting fire to kill man

Tampa Bay headlines
  • Traveling for holidays: start early
  • Santa breaks rule, makes deal
  • Scientologist to buy downtown Largo site
  • District tightens water limits
  • Man gets life sentence in stabbing
  • Mercy runs out for drunken driver
  • Tampa Bay briefs
  • Possible elections violations spur inquiry
  • Courthouse scandal judge merely laments news leak
  • Detective testifies in Aisenberg case

  • South Pinellas headlines
  • Pinellas Park mourns firefighter
  • Turmoil pursuing building of new City Hall
  • $85,000 approved for park upgrades
  • Who decides which one is the thief?
  • Five injured in brawl at sports bar
  • A city divided delays its City Hall
  • Neighborhoods atop candidate's list
  • Old hotel to reopen as, er, ah, new hotel
  • Restaurant to boost shrimpy parking
  • 2 diners open at BayWalk
  • City recreation fees spur discussion
  • A global spin
  • Holiday closings
  • Peers, parents point out district's terrific teachers
  • Grant lets poor come in from cold
  • Dann blazed local trails in business, political life
  • Focus on volunteers
  • 34th St. boosters complain of loss
  • Citizen cops issue $382,000 in tickets
  • Fire damages vacant home; electrical problem blamed
  • A grand place for worship
  • Championships complete league's fall season
  • CGA players take different course to victory

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • Size of health care reserve eyed
  • Business briefs

  • News of Florida
  • TaxWatch polishes image as government watchdog
  • Democrats may lose agriculture post
  • Offical begins effort to oust 'liberal' justices
  • Around the state
  • News organizations continue ballot review, Gore gains votes
  • Business group urges civil service overhaul
  • Repayment drives expected HUD head
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