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 Tampa Bay: December 21, 2000 North Pinellas County news
Charities benefit from leftover campaign cash
CLEARWATER -- Amid a sea of chad and a storm of controversy, at least a few good things happened because of this year's elections.

Signs near roundabout to see more changes
To ease clutter and driver confusion, Clearwater will replace and shift signs.

Marionette show on stage tonight
TARPON SPRINGS -- The Cashore Marionettes will present a show called Simple Gifts at 7:30 tonight at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center inside City Hall, 324 Pine St.

Tarpon Springs attracts new Walgreens
At the planned southern gateway to the city, the drugstore will be designed to blend in other downtown redevelopment ideas.

Oldsmar debates ethics, equines
One member of the City Council says three others shouldn't have voted on an agreement with the Oldsmar Cultural Arts Foundation.

Reaction mixed to plan for church
Emotions run the gamut about a proposal to turn a Largo building into a Scientology mission.

'Crowbar Robber' on a roll
In and out of banks in less than a minute, the man is responsible for a two-year-long crime wave, authorities say.

North Pinellas in brief
Dolphin adorns Christmas ornaments

Drivers are trapped in traffic of their own making
Re: City sprawl reaches far into wallets, Dec. 11 story.

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.

Clearwater notebook
Gallery celebrating 300 years of pianos

Unable to reopen, nightclub sues
The club's owner contends new rules on parking and landscaping do not apply. Clearwater insists they do. A court is asked to decide.

Holiday lights
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Schedule keeps many on the run
Area runners had a wide range of opportunities to choose from over the past two weeks.

House fire kills neighborhood handyman
LARGO -- Arthur McAffee was known to pedal his bicycle through local neighborhoods, skidding to a stop when he saw people he knew, asking if they needed help cutting the grass or fixing their lawn mowers or bicycles.

Program puts pets, seniors together
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Pinellas County, 9099 130th Ave. N, Largo, matches pets with senior citizens in the Pets for People program. Seniors ages 60 and older can take home a specially matched pet and the adoption fee and the first veterinarian visit are covered. For more information, call 586-3591.

Tarpon decides pet owners should pick up -- or pay up
The city expects that a warning will serve the purpose for most pet owners. If not, a $35 fine might.

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