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October 20, 2002

North of Tampa: October 20, 2002
FIRST QUARTER REPORT
How’s it going, teachers?
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[Times photos: Fraser Hale (2), Ken Helle]
Three rookie teachers are finding out what life is like on the steady climb up the learning curve. Out of hundreds of first-year teachers hired by the Hillsborough School District, North of Tampa selected three to chronicle the challenges they face

Driven and devoted
PABLO GALLEGO ALVAREZ: Bellamy Elementary's PE teacher appears to put his all into a job that is "a lot more complex than it looks."


A fresh start
DAISY QUESTELL: A middle school rookie is as excited as her students about teaching at a new school. Her challenge: planning.

'Stern but lovable'
ADRIANNE HALL: A Sickles novice holds her own after reaching a make-or-break point. And she smiles every day, well before Thanksgiving.

Homeowners take gate campaign to council
Residents want to privatize the road into Westover so they can install a gate at the entrance.

Equestrian community proposal moves forward
KEYSTONE: A proposal to develop an equestrian community on a 2.6-square-mile tract in northwest Hillsborough County moved one step closer to fruition after it won a zoning hearing master's recommendation.

Chamberlain girls basketball coach to focus on volleyball
Chamberlain girls basketball coach Betty Lambert will not coach the Chiefs for a 30th season. Lambert has decided to step down from her basketball duties, but she will continue to coach volleyball.

Learning for a lifetime
Sherry Brown's Land of Learning Academy is a "big family" that nurtures preschoolers for success.

Tiny congregation patiently awaits new synagogue
The president hopes to break ground for the temple in the spring on a 3 1/2-acre lot in Tampa Palms.

Choice plan may be a challenge
Parents soon will get a choice about where to send their children to school, but how many choose to leave their own neighborhoods?

Schools roundup
ADAMS MIDDLE: Birthday announcements can be posted on the school marquee for $10. Order forms are available in the front office. Notices are posted on a first-come basis and run for a week. Call 975-7665.

Why on earth would an American go to Iraq now?
"Because I'm a Christian, a peacenik, a Quaker and an American," says a Town 'N Country man, who is among a group staying for two weeks.

Neighborhood notebook
Restaurant near school awaits alcohol ruling

Milestones
Ninetieth birthday celebration


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