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October 27, 2002

North of Tampa: October 27, 2002
Students have their say on election issues
[Times photo: Fraser Hale]
Although they cite problems with class size and standardized testing, teacher quality is the top concern for many.
Kelly Road might get new apartment complex
More apartments may be coming to Town 'N Country.

Neighborhood notebook
Meeting set for landscape lovers in Tampa Palms

What sets candidates apart? Priorities
The three have similar positions on the issues, but different ideas on their importance.

Day at the park a debacle when ceiling buckles
A repair at Keystone Park doesn't hold, as two women and five children learn. Who's liable?

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.

Schools must raise cash to raise flag
A 15- by 25-foot American flag will fly on a 70-foot flagpole at the Liberty Middle and Freedom High school entrance if organizers sell about $25,000 worth of bricks.

Teen earns recognition as top golfer
Ashley Kemp of Gaither High is undefeated and is named a high school All-American.

Bay Cup spotlights local harriers
The Gaither girls team places third overall in the pre-state race and Leto boys place fourth.

Boundaries for Heritage still evolving
Four proposals were given to parents at a recent meeting. A final option should be presented to the School Board in November or December.

Improved Northdale Golf Club reopens Monday
After months of renovations and a few delays, the Northdale Golf Club is set to reopen Monday. Workers rebuilt all 18 greens on the course and laid new asphalt on the cart paths.

Teen earns recognition as top golfer
Ashley Kemp of Gaither High is undefeated and is named a high school All-American.

Gate issue blocks developer's request
A developer wants to build more homes in Heritage Isles, but the city says it can't until resolving problems at two gates that bar entry to the community.

Westchase candidates run on similar platforms
The seven share common ideas for managing the Westchase East Community Development District.

Man-made plans intrude on 'spectacular view'
A developer has begun a secluded eight-home subdivision, exercising a right he has had since 1979.

City approves petition for private roads
The move would allow Westover homeowners to build an entry gate. Final approval is expected in two weeks.

Carrollwood rabbi finds a friend in Washington
Yossie Dubrowski starts a running dialogue with President Bush and finds his words aren't falling on deaf ears.

Open & shut
GREEK RESTAURANT OPENS: The Louis Pappas Market Cafe in the Shoppes of Citrus Park is now open. The restaurant at 7877 Gunn Highway serves Greek and Mediterranean-inspired soups, salads, spreads, sandwiches and entrees. Party platters are also available. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Call 926-5202.

Lutz shop owner Gaudin wants less government
Unconventional and partyless, the owner of Hot Rod's BBQ hopes his folksy appeal earns him a seat at the table.

Hagan becomes front-runner in three-way race
CROSS CREEK -- Why is Ken Hagan the favorite to win north Hillsborough's County Commission election?

Dyser's past is filled with high points and low
An entrepreneur grew up in poverty, worked up to owning a company, filed for bankruptcy then put himself back on track.

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