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September 20, 2002

North of Tampa: September 20, 2002 Neighbors fight zoning for 5D Ranch
They would like a wildlife corridor, not 227 homes on lots ranging from 2.5 to more than 5 acres, on the land.

Here's the dish
Some Chamberlain students salivate at the chance to sear, slather, saute and flambe, and learn all the less sexy things involved with running a restaurant.

Giants slain in opening week
With the nationally ranked Jefferson taking a beating last week, tonight's district matchups take center stage as several local teams begin important league play.

Event showcases Filipino culture
The ninth annual Sampaguita, a dinner-dance at the Bayanihan Arts Center, is Saturday night.

Looking for a good deed?
The Florida Coastal Cleanup is Saturday, and for the fourth year the Lutz community is stepping up to help. Last year volunteers worldwide removed trash from 12,227 miles of shoreline and waterways, from places such as Cape Town, Singapore and Hillsborough County. Once again this year, Lutz volunteers can win prizes and money for their efforts. The cleanup wraps up at noon with hot dogs and soda. Bring gloves and sturdy shoes.

Hard work, not magic, may control weeds
Rose Bogach of Carrollwood recently shared her gardening frustration with me: weeds. She is at her wits' end and looking (as we all are) for some magic potion to kill them. Here are some suggestions, but I have come to believe that weeds will outlast us all!

Heritage Isles seeks 433 more homes
The city will weigh whether there is enough capacity on Cross Creek and Bruce B. Downs to accommodate the additional traffic.

New Westchase leaders promise approachability
WESTCHASE -- The Westchase Community Association elected new leadership Tuesday that promises to be more approachable.

A little space adds a sense of place
In just two years, the Northdale Community Center has proven to be a galvanizing force in the community -- and more features are on the way.

Interim manager named to post permanently
Michelle Kitts, 30, worked for Tampa Palms Owner's Association since May 2000 as the assistant to the previous manager.

Readers and their tutors recognized for efforts
The Hillsborough County Literacy Council honors its volunteers and its hard-working students.


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