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April 1, 2001

North of Tampa: April 1, 2001
On a hot streak
[Times photo: Mike Pease]
Wharton's track standout heads into next month's state meets with a winning attitude and an undefeated record in sprints. And he's also going to Notre Dame in the fall to play football.
We lead Tampa growth

More than half of Tampa's growth occurred in New Tampa. Hillsborough's fastest growth occurred along the Pinellas and Pasco county lines.
Graphic: A change of character

Local market helps set the Seder table
A Carrollwood shop that opened 16 months ago stocks kitchens for Passover.

Church takes clout to capitol
A committee from Idlewild Baptist Church tours Tallahassee this week. Members will lobby representatives on morality and family issues.

Concerns about wetlands delay hospital's hearing on addition
LUTZ -- St. Joseph's-Baptist Health Care will have to wait until the next zoning hearing master meeting to present its plans for additional space. The hospital, planned for 41 acres northeast of Van Dyke Road and Calusa Trace Boulevard, wants to add a 120,000-square-foot, 300-bed assisted living facility to its plans. If approved, the hospital would have 360,000 square feet.

Last seed Sickles has the last laugh
The school's baseball team wins its first Saladino Tournament.

Schools roundup
CANNELLA ELEMENTARY: A kindergarten roundup for new students will be at 8:30 a.m. April 10 and at 7:30 p.m. April 23 at the school, 10707 Nixon Road.


Annexation may not mean cheaper water
If Pebble Creek is annexed by Tampa the utility might not necessarily change the current prices.

Judge Judy defuses spat between men
The case of the bottle rockets aired Monday. The culprit didn't even have to pay the $940 judgment.

Cheval hires deputies for patrol
Fed up with speeders, the homeowners association pays for random patrols by off-duty officers. Not everyone is pleased.

Charity gets a home
Developers want a 9,500-square-foot Mediterranean home in Turnbury Woods to be used as a place for charities to hold special events and galas, though eventually the home will be sold.

'I never had a chance to say goodbye'
A candlelight service on Sunset Lane will remember a husband and father killed in January.

Fate of old library still is undecided
A Sheriff's Office substation could move there, but first it must be renovated.

Jury: Boy struck by bat shares blame
Kyle Southwick, 9, was seriously hurt when a baseball bat swung by another 9-year-old hit him in the head.

Week in review
JURY AWARDS HUNTER'S GREEN FAMILY $11-MILLION: Three years after a jury sent a drunken driver to prison for causing an accident that killed one girl and disabled her sister, a jury said Friday that trees and bushes along a road were more to blame.

Church fees to be discussed at association meeting
Members of a homeowners association will decide whether to exempt St. James United Methodist from dues and absorb the $5,000 the church owes.

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