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February 4, 2001

Parkway opens to fanfare
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[Times photo: Fred Victorin]
With speeches, a marching band and protesters in pig masks, most of the 42-mile Suncoast Parkway opens.

The road to nowhere won’t stay that way
Far in advance of its grand opening this weekend, the Suncoast Parkway warmed the beating hearts of Tampa Bay area developers.

Getting from here to there, the new way
Here are answers to the most frequent questions Times readers have asked about the Suncoast Parkway.
Chart: The parkway’s toll schedule

Parkway polarizes landowners in its path
The toll road is bile to some whose rural lands were snatched up for right of way. For others, including developers, it is bliss.

Road’s the rage
Even when it was still two years from reality, the Suncoast Parkway lured Peter Morchy Sr. and his family from Palm Harbor to Spring Hill.

Suncoast Parkway opens to mixed feelings
The first leg of the new toll road, which will eventually stretch from Citrus County to Hillsborough, is lauded and protested at the ceremonial opening. You can drive on it today.

How about Veterans Coastalway?
Today marks the official opening of the Suncoast Parkway, a public project that has been talked and written about more than any other in this region for the past decade.

Greg Hamilton
Citrus at a crossroads as parkway approaches
It's here. Almost.

Jan Glidewell
A picture is worth a thousand questions
Talk about mixed emotions.

It may be dog court, but no joke to owners
The cases are seldom headline grabbers. But often, animal offenses are more hotly disputed by owners and neighbors than some capital crimes.

Builders assemble fee excuses
Attention, builders. Get the excuse list ready for the next scheduled meeting to discuss a proposed school impact fee. Here's a sample of what's available.

A flip-flop might be all Lions need
SAINT LEO -- The opposition knows all about Desi Croteau.

Conquistadors to depend on pitching, depth
NEW PORT RICHEY -- Pasco-Hernando Community College faces a stern test right off the bat and coach Tom Ryan wouldn't have it any other way.

Week in sports
Boys basketball

Spring, winter crossover is here
NEW PORT RICHEY -- Ron Ladimir's boys tennis team is supposed to open its season next week, which means Ridgewood will have to play its first few matches with junior varsity call-ups.

Mother with 2 children in car charged with DUI
HOLIDAY -- A 35-year-old woman was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and child neglect after deputies stopped her for erratic driving with her two children in the car.

Committees for Pasco legislators
Here is a list of committee assignments handed to Pasco County's legislative delegation:

Dade City store to hold book signing
The Book Shack, 14407 Seventh St., Dade City, is hosting a book signing for two local authors from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.  


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