This story appeared in the pages of the St. Petersburg Times on July 15, 1975. What follows is the text of the original story, interspersed with photos of the event taken by Times staff photographer Weaver Tripp.
TREASURE ISLAND — City commissioners, disappointed with the number and quality of applicants for city manager, decided Tuesday to start over and hire an executive search firm.
ST. PETERSBURG — As the city prepares for the largest LGBT celebration in Florida this weekend, this year's St. Pete Pride parade will march right into the midst of the heated election battle between incumbent Mayor Rick Kriseman and former Mayor Rick Baker.
ST. PETERSBURG — The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club is undergoing a $50 million redevelopment and part of that plan calls for building a new one-story parking garage over eight existing tennis courts.
ST. PETERSBURG — A preschool worker was arrested this week after police said she used "excessive force" on two toddlers.
ST. PETERSBURG — Anyone who knew anything about fishing in the area knew James "Jimmy" Kelley, 81, who died this month, his friends said.
MADEIRA BEACH — Embattled City Manager Shane Crawford and former City Clerk Cheryl Crawford formally walked away Monday as both he and the new City Commission tried to put an end to the city's contentious politics.
After a recent road trip to Apopka, during which I travelled on State Road 429 from Interstate 4, I received a bill from the Florida Department of Transportation's toll enforcement for $5 and a bill from the Central Florida Expressway Authority for $6.80. After phone conversations with both organizations, I was told …
ST. PETERSBURG — The biggest mayoral contest in city history is going primetime.
After missing a spring completion date, engineers working on the Gandy Boulevard construction project pushed the completion date to this summer.
SEMINOLE — A national trend that features neighbors anonymously helping neighbors has come to the Seminole Community Library at St. Petersburg College.
ST. PETERSBURG — Mayor Rick Kriseman's election year budget got a mixed greeting Monday night from a large crowd that feared being left behind in a city on an economic roll.
Boating Safety Course Offered by United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
ST. PETERSBURG — After years of planning and waiting, skateboarders will finally get their skate park.
Islettes present Treasure Island fire chief with check in honor of former chief