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August 18, 2002

North of Tampa: August 18, 2002 110-home project to move forward
CARROLLWOOD: Hillsborough County commissioners gave M/I Schottenstein Homes a thumbs-up on its request to develop a 110-home subdivision on 34 acres on the east side of Henderson Road, north of Williamsburg Way. Lot sizes will range from 7,150 square feet to 7,770 square feet with three homes to the acre. County staff and the Planning Commission had endorsed the development, saying it was compatible with the surrounding residential development. (Petition 02-0794)

Four GOP candidates will get to know you
A series of debates and door-to-door campaigning are about to widen into a proliferation of mailings and signs in District 2.

Some special tax boards feeling haggard
CARROLLWOOD -- There was a time when the fence around Westwood was falling down. Homeowners had to volunteer their own time and equipment to mow the grass in front of the community.

Schools roundup
BAY CREST ELEMENTARY: The school's volunteer orientation will be at 8:30 a.m. Monday in the media center, 4925 Webb Road. The PTA board meeting is 8 a.m. Tuesday in the conference room next to the media center. Parents are welcome to attend. Students will sell entertainment coupon books that offer coupons for area restaurants and supermarkets, until Aug. 30. Books cost $20 each and benefit the PTA. Top student sellers in each class will be given prizes. For information, call 872-5382.

Kids' pet projects: Oreo, Emma, Heidi
Furry creatures, and scaled ones, will act as living learning tools.

High school golfers warm up
Teams prepare for the season and a shot at the state title.

Community rolls out the red carpet
The city will showcase its schools, leaders and newest neighborhoods as the Florida Neighborhoods Conference rolls through town.

Tampa Palms manager resigns for more flexible job
TAMPA PALMS -- The enforcer is moving on.

Neighborhood notebook
County may replace two deficient bridges

Prosecutors: Two groups not in cahoots
TAMPA PALMS -- Homeowners and taxing district supervisors did not violate Florida's Sunshine Law as they hired an outside firm for landscaping, the State Attorney's Office has ruled.

Open or shut
PET STORE OPENS: Petland has opened a 7,000-square-foot retail store in Town 'N Country at 7699 W Waters Ave. Customers can purchase puppies, kittens, freshwater fish and aquariums, hamsters, guinea pigs, ferrets, birds and pet supplies. Visitors also are welcome to play with animals in the store's puppy and kitten socialization room.

Week in review
MCKITRICK TEACHER IS A "SURVIVOR': First-grade teacher Jan Gentry disappeared in June after telling co-workers she was headed to Texas to care for her ill mother. But once friends saw their noticeably thinner colleague at McKitrick Elementary's back-to-school barbecue, the questions began.

Politics from your couch
You can hear the candidates discuss the issues from the comfort of your living room. Forums, conducted by the League of Women Voters, are shown on Public Access Television, according to the following schedule. Time-Warner customers who live within the Tampa city limits can turn to Channel 19 or 20; in unincorporated Hillsborough, watch Channel 20.


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