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March 2, 2001

North of Tampa: March 2, 2001 The cichlid king
Some call him a shameless self-promoter. Nonetheless, Don Conkel of Keystone is a recognized expert when it comes to the colorful tropical fish.

Have we really moved to Jersey?
CITRUS PARK -- Back when Citrus Park was country, and I know I'm dating myself, you could buy an oak tree at a little place called the Gunn Highway Nursery.

Fairy tale fundraiser
The library benefit, sponsored by the New Tampa Junior Women's Club, is renamed this year to appeal to both boys and girls.

Out & about
BABY OLYMPICS: Proud parents may want to bring their cameras and show off their toddlers at one of the cutest events for children. Kid City, Children's Museum of Tampa is holding its first Baby Olympics called "Oh Baby." All Tampa Bay area tykes, ages 1 to 3 are invited to participate.

Doctors heading for mission seek donations
Doctors traveling to El Salvador to provide medical care seek everything from volunteers to Happy Meal toys.

Work begins on road to curb traffic woes
The extension of Cross Creek Boulevard will help ease traffic on chronically crowded Bruce B. Downs, officials say.

A measure of harmony from music
At Chamberlain High, the annual unity assembly features the musical talents of students from diverse backgrounds and seeks to counter an atmosphere of conflict that once troubled the school.

Lakes' fish supply to be restocked soon
Sunfish and catfish will be coming in the next few months for the lakes near Fletcher and Armenia avenues that were denuded by a chemical error.

Idea for planter withers under group's scrutiny
A homeowner will get rid of his 10-foot flower planter after the property owners association objects.

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Children are charged with burglary of school
CARROLLWOOD -- Five children were charged with burglary Monday night after officials say they stole items from Cannella Elementary School, 10707 Nixon Road. Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies first noticed an 11-year-old running from the school. A canine unit found a 14-year-old hiding in the bushes, which led to three more arrests. Deputies say the group stole a boom box and a Game Boy. The children were taken to a juvenile detention center.

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