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By RON MATUS and SUSAN THURSTON
© St. Petersburg Times
published December 6, 2002


Water line replacement may cause some hassles

BAYSHORE BEAUTIFUL -- On Monday the city begins an eight-month project to replace old water lines.

The work could mean road snags, brief interruptions of water service and other temporary hassles.

Affected streets are Bayshore Boulevard, MacDill Avenue, Euclid Avenue, Wallcraft Avenue, Bay Court Avenue, Bay Vista Avenue, Bay Villa Avenue, Bayview Avenue, Fair Oaks Avenue, Harbor View Avenue, Knights Avenue, Tambay Avenue, Lawn Avenue and Bartlett Street.

Drilling will stop Dec. 20 and resume after New Year's.

New pipes will improve fire protection and prevent pollution, the city says.

For more information, call Willie Shores, a superintendent with the contractor, Dallas 1 Construction, at 376-6039, or water department inspector Roger Aughton at 601-4019.

Resident makes patriotic donation

VIRGINIA PARK -- American flags now flutter above two South Tampa parks, thanks to a resident's contribution.

Angelo Montanaro, 42, paid $1,250 for flags and flagpoles at Friendship Park and Corona Park. The 25-foot poles were installed Nov. 27.

The Virginia Park Residential Neighborhood Association had sought a Hillsborough County minigrant for the flags and poles but was turned down. That's when Montanaro stepped up.

"I grew up in this neighborhood," said Montanaro, a land investor and plant nursery owner.

Kid items available at museum flea market

TAMPA -- Looking for Pokemon cards? A catcher's mitt? Harry Potter books?

Then the annual flea market at Kid City -- the Children's Museum of Tampa is the place to be Saturday.

The museum has held flea markets before, but this year participants will donate 10 percent of their profits to buy gifts for American soldiers overseas.

Some 75 kids, ages 5-12, will be selling toys, books, sporting goods and other items that other kids will be interested in.

The museum is at 7550 N Boulevard next to Lowry Park Zoo. Admission is free on Saturday. For more information, call 935-8441.

Columbia charity run raises $13,000 for Moffitt

YBOR CITY -- The Columbia Restaurant's 5K Streetcar Run raised more than $13,000 for the Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

The run, organized by Columbia president Richard Gonzmart, was held Oct. 20 as part of opening festivities for the TECO Line Streetcar System between Ybor and Channelside. More than 400 runners took part.

Proceeds from entry fees and corporate sponsorships went toward a $150,000 endowment fund the restaurant set up for Moffitt. The money helps the institute conduct research projects aimed at finding a cure for cancer.

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