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March 4, 2001

North of Tampa: March 4, 2001 Fighting crime, word by word
Police Sgt. R.J. Reynolds uses compassion and a penchant for communication to make life better for the people of Tampa.

Where the boys and girls are
An after-school program wants to build a permanent facility in Plantation's common area, but the idea has drawn complaints from homeowners.

Open & shut
STOREMAX SELF-STORAGE COMES TO CARROLLWOOD: Storemax Self-Storage, 4309 Ehrlich Road, just north of N Dale Mabry Highway, opened about four weeks ago. A grand opening special offers 50 percent off the first and second months' rent.

Basketball players exceed expectations
PEBBLE CREEK -- Bleak to very bleak was as optimistic as Wharton girls coach Eddie Henderson could describe the outlook for the Gryphons early in the 2000-01 season. The team started out 0-2 in district competition and 2-4 overall.

'Small but consistent' soccer team wins by cooperating
PEBBLE CREEK -- It was a tough season for Wharton's boys soccer team. They played five state top-10 opponents and made it to the regional semifinals only to succumb to Clearwater, the ultimate state championship squad.

Despite loss in playoffs, Cowboys end with solid basketball season
Gaither loses to Orlando Boone in the semifinals, but finishes the season 18-9.

Calendar of events
BNI MEETING: Business Networking International will host its weekly breakfast meeting from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Piccadilly Restaurant, 11810 N Dale Mabry Highway.

Two young essayists at one school honored
Tampa Palms Elementary School congratulates two of its fifth-grade students for their work in recent essay contests.

Schools roundup
BELLAMY ELEMENTARY: March 15 is conference night. Parents or guardians should contact their child's teacher to schedule an appointment. For information, call (813) 872-5387.

Group brainstorms about cloudy future of area
Officials and residents gather, at one point closing their eyes, thinking about goals, and then writing down their thoughts.

Bad plumbing fails to close long-awaited new library
Employees and customers get by with portable restrooms. "It was important for us not to close," the chief librarian says.

Gas station in hot water once again
Neighbors, who previously criticized beer sales and bright lights, complain about U-Haul trucks parked there.

County staff queries public about water crisis
Residents who attend a meeting Thursday can comment on water-conservation options and make their own suggestions for dealing with the drought.

Speed humps forgone in favor of patrols
Traffic details will monitor Memory Lane and issue tickets to speeders. The effort will be analyzed at another public hearing in six months.

Teens charged in summer thefts
The three boys were bored last summer and robbed two churches and a youth sports complex, the sheriff's office says.

Plans under way to build trail parking lot
The trail head near Lutz-Lake Fern Road will have benches, an information kiosk, water cooler and room to park about 30 vehicles.

Builder asks for condos, not houses, for village
WESTCHASE -- A builder says changing demand for housing styles has prompted him to modify plans to a portion of West Park Village in the Westchase development.

Week in review
CARROLLWOOD DOCTOR TREATING PATIENTS AFTER ARREST: Dr. Lehel "Lee" Kadosa was back at work Thursday, treating patients at his back and pain institute in north Tampa.

Road work

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