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June 7, 2002

North of Tampa: June 7, 2002 Marlene Sokol
What did water slide ride cost? Only a name
LUTZ -- June was here, soccer was over and the kids had good report cards.

Public roads, private gate
A deal with the county allows some communities to install guardhouses and gates on public roads. The result, some say, is illegal harassment.

Minister motivates by example
The Rev. Maria Pierre struggled with poverty, criticism and family issues before finding success as a religious leader and social worker all-in-one.

Flag Day event will spotlight commission hopefuls
TAMPA PALMS -- Organizers of a June 14 Flag Day celebration hope to combine New Tampa's patriotic spirit with its civic duty.

Census shows a wealthier north Pinellas
Oldsmar and East Lake are attracting wealthier and better-educated residents, according to recent government numbers.

Lawyer to look over new sign ordinance
The county wants to make sure there are no flaws that could be challenged in court.

Notebook
Speeding persists on Armistead

Even golf superstar had to earn his way to Open
Greg Norman, who has been busy lately with other interests, had to qualify locally for this year's U.S. Open.

American Legion presents achievement awards
American Legion Odessa Post 147 presented awards to fifth-graders during the last week of school. The awards are given to students for outstanding achievement in the qualities of courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, scholarship and service.

Out & About
Garage sale in Northdale will be a community affair

Homes
Home sales on upswing
HOME SALES SAIL: More than 1,700 homes traded hands in Tampa in April -- up from 1,400 a year ago, reports the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors. From Jan. 1 through April 30, home sales passed 5,600, compared to 4,700 in the first third of 2001.

Technology at your fingertips
Want to turn off all your home's lights with the touch of a button? Select a CD or DVD? Monitor security? No problem.

French look now graces neighborhoods like Avila
Was that a castle? Touches include turrets, intricate ironwork and multipaned doors.


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