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Airstrip owners say aerial ads won't fly

The owners of an airstrip at the edge of the Brooker Creek Preserve have killed a company's plan to allow planes to tow advertising banners from the small field. Charles and Lynda Jamison planned to sell the 2,200-foot airstrip to Aerial Billboard Corp. of Clearwater, but changed their minds after the company's presentation to Pinellas County zoning officials last week. More than 100 of their neighbors turned out and told zoning officials that they feared the banner-towing service was noisy and unsafe and would lower property values. Company officials, who wanted to base up to 19 planes at the airstrip, offered to throw a pig roast for the neighborhood and to give free airplane rides. The Jamisons said Monday that they were embarrassed by the presentation and they withdrew the zoning application because they wanted to stay on good terms with neighbors.

Man surrenders to police after shooting

ST. PETERSBURG _ A 20-year-old man, who chased his ex-girlfriend with a shotgun and shot another man on Sunday, turned himself into police late Sunday, authorities said. Marcel L. Morrow of 1633 Seventh St. S went to police about 11 p.m. Sunday, about seven hours after police say he went to Walter K. Jones' apartment at 1711 55th Ter. S and shot Jones. Police spokeswoman Terri Hubble said Morrow and a woman he had been dating began arguing while at Jones' home. Morrow grabbed a 12-gauge pump shotgun out of the trunk of his friend's car and began firing at Jones, 18, and the woman, Hubble said. He chased them up the steps to the apartment and fired into the apartment. Jones was wounded in his hand and leg. He was treated at Bayfront Medical Center and released. Morrow was charged with aggravated battery, armed burglary, aggravated assault and shooting into an occupied dwelling, jail officials said. He was being held Monday at the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $4,000 bail. Police also charged Donta A. Bryant of 2043 10th St. S with being an accessory to aggravated battery. Police said he drove Morrow to the home. He was in jail Monday on $20,000 bail.

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