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Citizens' group fighting Biltmore beach hotel plan

Provided by Pinellas Sheriff’s Office

Provided by Pinellas Sheriff’s Office

CLEARWATER

Neighborhood group fighting Biltmore plans

A Sand Key citizens' group is unhappy that a city board is allowing the Belleview Biltmore Resort & Spa to replace the resort's aging Cabana Club restaurant with a six-floor beachfront hotel. The group Save Our Neighborhood has filed an appeal of the Community Development Board's recent approval of the $14-million hotel project on Sand Key. The appeal will go to a hearing officer and then to a panel of judges, and could take more than a year to resolve. Many Sand Key residents oppose the plans for a 38-room hotel and 160-seat restaurant, saying it would be too much development for a small site with little parking.

SAFETY HARBOR

Deputies want help finding robber

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a man suspected of robbing two area banks recently. The photo above was captured during the latest robbery, at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday at the Fifth Third bank at 1703 McMullen-Booth Road in Safety Harbor. The first robbery happened just before 4 p.m. Sept. 16, at Anderen Bank, 3412 East Lake Road in Palm Harbor. Anyone with information can contact Detective Carl Vitro, Robbery/Homicide Unit, at (727) 582-6200. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers, toll-free, at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477).

TARPON SPRINGS

Review to tackle Wal-Mart site plan

The city's Planning and Zoning Board will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 to finish reviewing changes to Wal-Mart's U.S. 19 site plan. This will replace the meeting that was previously scheduled for Oct. 20. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be at City Hall, 324 E Pine St.

In Sports

PHU swimmer Tyler Bailey's early-season accomplishments are impressing even him. Page 7C

Correction

"Opera Rocks 4," a program on opera, will be at noon today at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. An incorrect time was published in Tuesday's section.

Pinellas deaths

Baker, Leona

Bulger, Edward

Ensher, Beatrice A.

Fortier, Brenda

Heron, Roger D.

Kaleda, Josephine Bush "Phenie"

Kooi, Jane E.

Langrock, William

Lincoln, Homer H.

Morris, Harold M.

Murphy, William A.

Nelson, Marjorie

Osborne, Robert Dale II

Osth, Robert Edward

Pizor, Paul J.

Sawyer, Robert C.

Schweitzer, Martin

Watson, Mark Bryan

Wawrzynski, Evelyn M.

Woods, Edgar H.

Zaronias, John "The Barber"

Zimmerman, Jerome "Jerry"

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Citizens' group fighting Biltmore beach hotel plan 09/30/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 2, 2008 10:56am]
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