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March 11, 2001

North of Tampa: March 11, 2001 Trial to focus on landscaping
A 1997 car crash killed Debra Jackson's 11-year-old daughter and left another daughter, then 7, permanently injured. Now, the family wants justice for those who planted trees and shrubs that blocked Jackson's view. The question: Who is responsible?

Change sought on land fronting Bruce B. Downs
NEW TAMPA -- The owners of a half-acre fronting Bruce B. Downs Boulevard hope to change the property's zoning from residential to commercial, according to Mehdi Belhassan, listing agent with Florida Executive Realty.

Know your helmets -- and the law
Did you know there is a difference between a bicycle helmet and a scooter helmet? Did you know that head injuries from scooters are catching up with those from in-line skates?

The week in review
REZONING MAY BRING MORE BUSINESSES: More stores, offices and homes could be coming to the southwest corner of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard and County Line Road in New Tampa if the City Council approves a rezoning request next month.

Schools roundup
BELLAMY ELEMENTARY: Conference night will be Thursday. Parents or guardians should contact their child's teacher to schedule an appointment. For information, call (813) 872-5387.

Tampa Palms's leaders to consider office park
The city council would need to change development rules before building could begin.

This car is all hearse
An attention-loving teen seals her place in Tampa's Gothic scene after she gets the Cadillac she's always wanted.

Residents weigh in with 'water hog' remedies
Hillsborough officials are gathering conservation options to present to the County Commission on March 27.

Parents found PTA before school doors open
Parents of future Lawton Chiles Elementary students elect temporary officers at an organizational meeting. "Every school has to start somewhere," one father says.

County offering neighborhood 'mini-grants'
Neighborhood associations can apply for up to $1,500 to spend on safety initiatives, special events, children's programs, newsletters or beautification efforts.

One kick -- and Gaither's season is over
A penalty kick by the Orange Park Raiders stops the Cowboys in its bid for a state title.

Cowboys run up a season of records
Gaither fell short of the 4A state soccer championship, but had an impressive season.

Open and shut

Accident report
1. SOUTH MOBLEY ROAD AT GUNN HIGHWAY, FEB. 23, 3:30 A.M.: An eastbound 2001 Ford truck was traveling over the speed limit and lost control while going around a curve. The vehicle overturned across the westbound lanes and hit a light pole. A passenger in the vehicle, a 27-year-old woman, was taken to University Community Hospital -- Carrollwood.

1. INTERSTATE 275, from Busch Boulevard to U.S. 41, will have periodic nighttime lane closures. Also watch for construction at Busch Boulevard and Fowler Avenue near the interstate. Work will continue until fall 2002, when the highway will have two new lanes.

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