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January 11, 2002

North of Tampa: January 11, 2002
Roots of love
[Times photo: Mike Pease]
Jared Smith's battle with cancer touched so many friends, family and neighbors. They gathered on what would have been his 10th birthday to plant an oak tree in his honor.
Linebaugh site not a threat, officials say
Dry cleaning solvent in the soil is not lethal, but officials say it's best not to drill any wells nearby as they plan a cleanup.

Witless wanderers in painful withdrawal
TOWN 'N COUNTRY -- What would you do if there were no Veterans Expressway?

Crews to start work on Collier Parkway
The county will try to keep construction-related traffic jams to a minimum over the eight-month course of the project.

Get Out!
Carrollwood Players presents Hay Fever

Developer wants tax break for cleaning site
The commission will consider a brownfield designation for the development, which will include a Wal-Mart.

Helping those who need a hand
Christian Social Services offers food, clothing and other assistance to people down on their luck.

Learning curve
The road for a 20-year-old San Antonio scholar takes another turn. After working in Senate offices and near the World Trade Center, he now prepares for Oxford.

When weather is cold, I'm a 'lazy gardener'
I was out of state as the cold front made its way across our area, and it always surprises me how a change in the weather affects some areas of the yard differently than others.

Promised truck detour gone from slow to stop
Homeowners tired of the rumble of dump trucks on Sunlake Boulevard apparently now have to wait for an even bigger project.

Anger, invective, e-mail fly in community squabble
Two Westchase Community Association directors retain their positions, but not before getting an earful from other members.

Patched passion
A group of quilters is about to celebrate its fifth anniversary of pursuing a centuries-old craft.

Houses for sale now listed online
Looking for a house in Hillsborough County? A new online service of the St. Petersburg Times puts information on every house and condominium for sale in Hillsborough at your fingertips.

Sports Digest
Registration starts for flag football

Chamberlain's 'little giant' leads team to championship
Wrestler Brian Banjany, at 103 pounds, has established himself as a formidable foe in Hillsborough County.

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