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March 17, 2002

North of Tampa: March 17, 2002
America's Points of View
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America is known for its sweeping vistas, towering cities and inspiring seacoasts. But what are the 10 most spectacular panoramic views? Story
Bold ideas uncorked to minimize road jams
NEW TAMPA -- In an effort to relieve traffic congestion in New Tampa, city officials are mulling over a plan to remove the traffic light at the intersection of Dona Michelle Drive and Bruce B. Downs Boulevard.

Barrels of fun
Trapshooting veterans in wheelchairs keep an eye out for flying disks.

Colonnade waitress has luck on her side
She used to be a jazz singer. Now she sings to customers at the Colonnade and is an expert contest winner.

Sports digest
Four N.Y. Yankee pitchers to sign autographs

Boulevard widening will skirt bike path
Bruce B. Downs' new lane will be built on a median, leaving the trail untouched.

Managing growth and development
Keystone, Lutz and Odessa are working with county planners on regulations.

Plan for development
The Van Dyke family has requested denser rezoning, but Lutz leaders oppose it.

Change in command
Walker Middle School welcomes a new principal and a sharp drop in enrollment.

Mind games
Illness doesn't derail Benito Middle School in scholar/talent competition.

Sickles loses district game, dropping to 6-3 District 9 contest
First it was Plant, now Armwood. Sickles has had two key Class 4A, District 9 baseball contests the past two weeks and lost them both. The latest loss came Tuesday against Armwood.

Owners to revise Livingston plan
LUTZ -- A plan for 96 houses and 110 townhouses on 40 acres off Livingston Avenue has been remanded back to zoning hearing master Martin Smith. The property owners plan to revise the site plan, said the developers' attorney. (Petition 02-63).

Week in review
LETO STUDENTS BUY DECALS FOR GRADES: In the aftermath of Sept. 11, Leto High School chemistry teacher Roohi Junejo told students they could buy American flag stickers from her to boost their grades.

Road work
1. INTERSTATE 275, from Busch Boulevard to U.S. 41, will have periodic night lane closures.

1. DALE MABRY HIGHWAY AT N VILLAGE DRIVE, MARCH 1, 12:50 P.M.: A southbound 1972 Pontiac rear-ended a 1998 Buick. The Pontiac driver, a 47-year-old man, was charged with careless driving and no proof of insurance.

School roundup
ADAMS MIDDLE: Birthday notices can be placed on the marquee for $10. Order forms are available at the office. Birthdays are posted first-come, first-served. For information, call 975-7665.

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