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January 12, 2003

North of Tampa: January 12, 2003 A girl's unselfish wish fulfilled
Santa comes through for Nicole Colon, whose letter to the North Pole catches the attention of some Carrollwood postal workers.

Full-on fanaticism
The Bucs' flirtation with glory has whipped otherwise logical people into a frenzy.

Zoning: 'Village' facing uphill battle
LUTZ: An embattled application that would set a precedent for a sparsely developed mile of U.S. 41 goes before a zoning judge Tuesday evening. The county's planners oppose the request, for a village of homes and offices, because land-use plans call for Hillsborough's northernmost stretch of U.S. 41 to stay residential.

Keystone: Project reviving languishing lakes
Lakeside residents dream of boating again while Swiftmud extends a water-sharing project.

New Tampa: Concerns mount about one area of Tampa Palms
A developer's upkeep of Area 3 and his future plans weigh on the minds of neighbors.

Keystone: Appeals board asks judge to clarify stand on school
Land Use Appeals Board members say the dispute over the First Baptist Church of Citrus Park project has dragged on too long.

Carrollwood: Pure harmony
The Toast of Tampa Show Chorus, named the best in the state last year, will head to an international competition later this year.

Neighborhood Notebook: Krispy Kreme to sprout in New Tampa this spring
NEW TAMPA -- Krispy Kreme, the venerable doughnutmaker, is coming to New Tampa this spring.

Lutz: Property's utility plan draws opposition
Two county commissioners temporarily block a plan for utilities at a shopping center site.

Prep Notebook: Several area football teams do the district switcheroo
TAMPA -- With the end of the prep football season, the Florida High School Activities Association has revamped its district alignments. The changes, which go into effect next season, will have several North of Tampa teams changing districts.

Open & Shut
THAI RESTAURANT OPENS: Another Asian restaurant has opened in Northdale Shoppes. Taste of Thai, 3875 Northdale Blvd., now operates in the space once occupied by the Peking and Ho Ho takeout Chinese restaurants. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 5 to 10 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 9 p.m. Sundays. Call 264-7444.

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