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May 4, 2001

North of Tampa: May 4, 2001
A leap of faith
[Times photo: Mike Pease]
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Dyane Joseph's students began preparing for Rosie's Diner in mid-February. As music from 1957 blared from speakers, she told them: "We're going to learn a new dance today." Little did they know they would also get a history lesson. Joseph explained that they were to play the part of young rebels in a story that unfolds in a diner. Cop an attitude, she told them, using their legs, arms and faces. "You've got to be very animated."
Out & about
BIKE RODEO: If you've got a child who likes to ride a bike, come to Kid City for crafts, games and a brush-up course in bicycle safety. They'll also see a talking car, 911 simulator and a contingent from the Tampa Police Department that includes McGruff the crime dog.

St. Anthony's Triathlon attracts meek, mighty
Attention in the worldwide triathlon community was focused on St. Petersburg last weekend during the St. Anthony's Triathlon events, which showcased nearly 2,000 athletes ranging from recent Olympic Games medalists to Meek & Mighty rookies.

Cathy Coe anchors a winning season
NORTH LAKES -- In the semifinal district game with Bloomingdale on April 24, Cathy Coe and her softball teammates at Gaither High were determined to win and move on to the regional playoffs.


County wants to realign road
Hillsborough wants to straighten S Mobley Road as it approaches a busy intersection with Race Track Road.

Land-use ruling halts plan to move school
Baptist Church of Citrus Park now must decide what to do with the Gunn Highway property it had bought for the school.

Equestrian trail sought near planned development
Twin Branch Acres residents have resigned themselves to a commercial development nearby, but they could be further appeased with a riding trail, they say.

Husband's pleas help gain wife's release
A woman with bipolar disorder whom neighbors have long complained about is released from jail to await her trial in July.

Missionaries head back to Central America
A church fundraiser on Saturday will celebrate Cinco de Mayo and help raise money for the trip.

The cream of the crop
The school system honors a beloved agricultural teacher upon his retirement by naming the Gaither High land lab after him.

Lutz settler kept friends, family, area tied together
Elizabeth Delaney faced her share of difficulties. But she provided for her family and stayed active in the community. Delaney died last week at 86.

Schools to compete in Battle of the Books
North of Tampa elementary schools will be well represented at next week's Battle of the Books competition, which tests fourth-graders on their knowledge of 20 novels they've all read.

Two counties deal with traffic woes
What to do about the Bruce B. Downs bottleneck? A group begins to decide.

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