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Bucs head coach buys $1.5-million home on White Trout Lake

By Times staff
© St. Petersburg Times
published May 19, 2002

CARROLLWOOD -- Tampa Bay Bucs head coach Jon Gruden and his wife Cindy have purchased a home on White Trout Lake for $1,530,000.

The 7,200-square-foot home has a swimming pool, four full bathrooms, two half bathrooms and five bedrooms, said Jack Flenniken, a supervisor at the Hillsborough County property appraiser's office. It is situated on a half acre lot, along one of Hillsborough County's larger ski lakes.

Gruden, who replaced former head coach Tony Dungy, will begin his first season with the Buccaneers this year. The Grudens, who have three children, purchased their home on April 8.

Lutz-Lake O'Lakes woman's club honored by statewide organization

LUTZ -- The Lutz-Land O'Lakes chapter of the General Federation of Woman's Clubs International received honors for its community work at the club's state convention in Orlando this month.

The chapter took home awards as the best club in the state in its size category, 60 to 100 members, and for its efforts in promoting public safety.

"I guess we are one of the hardest working clubs in the state," said club spokesperson Nancy Fischer. "It means we're very successful."

The Lutz-Land O'Lakes chapter of GFWC, established 42 years ago, boasts 82 members.

When the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office held its bike rodeo to instruct young cyclists on bicycle safety, the woman's club helped run the event and donated money toward bike helmets given as prizes. And when the Lutz Volunteer Fire Department sought to purchase a thermal detector to find lingering hot spots, the club donated $500.

The group supports a variety of organizations and activities, including schools, libraries, nursing homes, road cleanups and Arbor Day events, Fisher said. "We support about everything the community does."

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-- Tim Grant, Jordan Dye

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