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May 11, 2001

North of Tampa: May 11, 2001
Inspiration born of adversity
[Times photos: Mike Pease]
Six months ago Brenda Rutledge, a grandmother who works at a Northdale capital company, invited a reporter to share the most intimate details of her battle with cancer. She has inspired family, friends and fellow patients with her unfailing optimism. This is her story.

Teacher’s battle is a lesson in courage
Carol Woodson, a grandmother who works at Hunter's Green Elementary School, faces her own battle against cancer. She faces a more frightening prognosis, but has chosen to spend these precious months in the classroom, teaching first grade.

2 Gaither teachers honored by PTSA

NORTHDALE -- It was your typical October day at a big suburban high school. Early shift comes in, then late shift, then lunch. Cheerleaders in uniform, romance in the corridors, history and calculus and football practice to look forward to.

Out & about
BADGE WORKSHOP FOR SCOUTS: Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts can investigate the wonders of science during in-depth workshops that will fulfill badge requirements. Workshops include hands-on activities, supplies and admission to the Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave.

Only select group told of task force meeting

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Funding gets needed road projects moving
The county will add a northbound turn lane at the entrance to Keystone Park, and the state will construct an additional northbound turn lane at Gunn and Wayne Road.

Mediator to help resolve county, developer dispute
The two sides have been arguing over the size of buildings on a proposed development at Gunn Highway and Van Dyke Road.

Residents watch with suspicion as retail development unfolds
Civic leaders say the developer of the Shoppes of Citrus Park is going back on promises made when plans were first approved.

Neighbors trade accusations
A woman says a neighbor directed racial slurs at her granddaughter. He denies it and says the woman is the problem.

Neighborhood watch
Residents' input sought in redrawing district lines

Committee gets ready to prepare for the worst
CROSS CREEK -- New Tampa residents live beyond the reach of most major hurricanes, the most common natural disaster to strike Florida.

Mother knows best, except on watering lawn
While house-sitting, she waters on the wrong days. Tickets pile up, so her son has a date with a judge.

Woman earns heroism medal, 31 years later
She saved several people from a fire in Vietnam in 1970. A month ago, she received the Soldier's Medal for Valor.

Tennis star covers court without missing a beat
A young tennis phenom's life takes a curious path from France to north Tampa to Alabama.

Tell us your milestone
North of Tampa wants to help you mark milestones in your life: anniversaries, college graduations, military appointments and other special events.

Crime briefs
Equipment stolen from Linebaugh Road builder

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