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Temporary parking slated for Clearwater resort site


Temporary parking slated for resort site

The City Council reached an agreement Thursday night with developer Kiran Patel that requires him to pay up to $150,000 for a spruced-up temporary parking lot on his beachfront property by Pier 60. The city intends to have a 200-space lot ready in time for the Spring Break tourist season. In return, the city is granting Patel a 2011 deadline to start construction on a long-delayed resort there. The city also got assurances that Patel, a novice developer, remains in a partnership with the Related Group, a major builder with a long track record.

Chabad celebrates 'Chanukah on Ice'

Chabad of Pinellas County Florida's "Chanukah on Ice Celebration'' will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Sunday at the Tampa Bay Skating Academy Westfield Countryside Mall, 27001 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. Online reservations are required for the free event. Go to:


Happy memories, minus holiday gifts

There's no doubt people are spending less on the holidays this year. So maybe it's a good time to remember that memories aren't made on pricey presents. If you have a holiday memory (please keep it short) you'd like to share, address it Holiday Memories and send it to or 710 Court St., Clearwater, 33756. One rule: no memories of fancy jewelry, expensive toys or anything else that costs big bucks. We'll publish some of the memories on Christmas Day.


Apply now for art, music scholarship

The Jennifer Nolletti Memorial Art Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for those students majoring in art or music. Up to $5,000 will be awarded and is available to qualified students in Florida. All applications must be postmarked by Feb. 28. Go to


Clearwater police are still looking for a man who robbed a jewelry store on Tuesday. A headline on Thursday incorrectly stated the type of establishment that was robbed.

Pinellas deaths

Baker, Nellie "Mickey"

Blisard, Adrianna

Carlson, Velma S

Furst, Joan B

Hoover, Gertrude S.

Moore, Jade T.

Peterson, Richard

Smith, Ann

Stephans, Susan

Wagner, Opal

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Temporary parking slated for Clearwater resort site 12/19/08 [Last modified: Monday, December 22, 2008 11:43am]
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  1. The next step in a sex abuse survivor's recovery: Erasing her tattoo


    Times Staff Writer

    TAMPA — Even after 20 years, Sufiyah can't escape the memories of being sexually exploited by gang members as a teenager.

    The tattoo makes it impossible.

    Sufiyah, an aAbuse survivor, prepares to have a tattoo removed  at Tampa Tattoo Vanish  on Thursday. During her teen years, she was sexually exploited by a gang. The tattoo is a mark of her exploiters. 

Tampa Tattoo Vanish is a new tattoo removal business run by Brian Morrison, where survivors of human trafficking get free tattoo removal.  [CHARLIE KAIJO   |   Times
  2. Cridlin: Linkin Park's Chester Bennington had a wail that stood apart

    Music & Concerts

    For all the old-timers' talk about how they don't make singers like they used to, about how rock vocalists of the 21st century can't hold a candle to the frontmen of yesteryear, here's a fact no hater could deny:

    Chester Bennington could flat-out wail.

    Chester Bennington of Linkin Park  performs at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa for the 2014 Carnivores Tour. [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  3. Police investigating shooting in north Tampa

    Public Safety

    TAMPA — Police were investigating a shooting in north Tampa Thursday that left one person seriously injured.

  4. Macy's chairman replaces ex-HSN head Grossman on National Retail Federation board


    Terry Lundgren, chairman of Macy's Inc., will replace Weight Watchers CEO Mindy Grossman as chair of the National Retail Federation, the organization announced Wednesday. Grossman stepped down from her position following her move from leading St. Petersburg-based HSN to Weight Watchers.

    Weight Watchers CEO and former HSN chief Mindy Grossman is being replaced as chair of the National Retail Federation. [HSN Inc.]
  5. Team begins work to exhume Salvador Dali's body for paternity test


    FIGUERES, Spain — A forensic team on Thursday entered the Salvador Dali museum in northeastern Spain where the surrealist artist's remains are due to be exhumed to settle a paternity claim brought by a 61- year-old woman.

    Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali, presents his first Chrono-Hologram in Paris, France, in 1973. Work has begun to exhume his body for a parternity test. Dali, considered one of the fathers of surrealism in art, died in 1989 and is buried in his museum in the northeastern town of Figueres. [Associated Press]