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By RON MATUS and SUSAN THURSTON
© St. Petersburg Times
published September 27, 2002


West Shore construction near port to continue

PORT TAMPA -- Roadside work on the extreme south end of West Shore Boulevard should continue for a few more weeks.

Two weeks ago, city crews began moving water lines on the east side of the road between Prescott and McCoy streets in advance of a road-widening project.

More work is ahead for West Shore Circle.

The work, unrelated to South Tampa's ongoing water line replacement project, should conclude by late October, said Mark Oural, chief engineer for the Tampa Water Department.

The road widening, from Gandy to Interbay boulevards, is expected to begin by the end of the year.

High school student panel to grill local candidates

INTERBAY -- Robinson High School students will question candidates for local political offices at an Oct. 16 debate.

"Teens Take on Politics" will include candidates for Hillsborough County Commission and Florida House of Representatives.

Questions will come from a student panel and the audience. University of South Florida political science professor Susan McManus will moderate.

The debate begins at 7 p.m.

Gandy Connector foe appeals to governor

GANDY -- Gandy Connector opponent Anne O'Hara took her case straight to the top on Saturday. During a campaign rally for Gov. Jeb Bush at the Florida State Fairgrounds, O'Hara hand-delivered a letter stating her position.

O'Hara said the governor knew just what she was talking about when she said, "This is from Gandy." Many homeowners near Gandy Boulevard oppose the state's plan for the connector and want Bush to kill the project.

O'Hara represents those in Guernsey Estates north of Gandy.

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