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By RON MATUS and SUSAN THURSTON
© St. Petersburg Times
published October 11, 2002


'Lion King' is theme for kids' art contest

WESTSHORE -- Budding artists from seven schools in Tampa and St. Petersburg will compete with paint brushes today through Sunday at WestShore Plaza.

The "Circle of Life Art Competition" celebrates December's expected opening of The Lion King at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center.

South Tampa entrants come from Blake High, Berkeley Preparatory School, Tampa Preparatory School and Mitchell Elementary School.

Students will paint canvases based on themes from The Lion King.

The works will decorate WestShore Plaza until December, when they move to the Performing Arts Center. In May, they'll be auctioned off.

Half the proceeds go to the Outdoor Arts Foundation, which is co-sponsoring the event with WestShore Plaza. The other half will go to the school's art department.

The competition is 3-9 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

-- RON MATUS

Panel of students to question candidates

INTERBAY -- Robinson High students imitate the Tiger Bay Club on Wednesday, when they examine political candidates running for the Hillsborough County Commission and the Florida House of Representatives.

"Teens Take on Politics" draws questions from a student panel and the audience.

The debate begins at 7 p.m. at the school, 6311 S Lois Ave.

-- RON MATUS

Restaurant petitions for alcohol permit

MID PENINSULA -- The Bamboo Flute wants permission to sell alcohol at its Vietnamese restaurant on S Dale Mabry Highway.

The issue is scheduled to go to City Council at 10 a.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 E Kennedy Blvd.

The restaurant opened last year at 2307 S Dale Mabry across from Plant High School. It serves bun salads, four seasons of rolls and traditional meat dishes, from oxtail to short-rib steak to pork chops, in a sleek metal and bamboo decor.

-- SUSAN THURSTON

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