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June 24, 2001

North of Tampa: June 24, 2001 YMCA to head to the woods
The Y will replace a church on 18 acres not far away. Cool perks are planned, but not until January 2003.

Final drafts completed in plans for rural growth
Lutz and Keystone activists hammer out rules to allow development while preserving as much of the natural settings as possible.

Rezonings put council in bind
A recent vote allowing for more development in growth-choked New Tampa leaves many asking: Who has the power to stop these projects?

The week in review
PRINCIPALS SWAP JOBS: Hillsborough School Board members Tuesday approved several administrative transfers and appointments to replace retiring principals.

Golf for the ages
Red McConnohie and his 14-year-old grandson travel to England with other players from Avila Golf and Country Club to take part in the club's annual tournament with the English club.

Lutz teen wins state tennis title
The 15-year-old captures her second state title in her age group with six straight-set victories during six days of competition in Orlando.

Williamsburg residents get concession from developer
The proposed shopping center near the new State Road 56 will have a fence buffering the neighborhood, and trucks will be banned from the entrance on Williamsburg Drive.

St. Joseph seeks to upgrade medical center
County commissioners are scheduled to hear the following petitions on Tuesday:

Citing health, fire chief retires after 21 years
LAND O'LAKES -- Fire Chief Thomas Mock has retired from the Land O'Lakes Volunteer Fire Department after serving for more than 21 years.

Trail users wary of 2 projects on 22 acres
Some fear a high-traffic business, such as a fast-food restaurant, will be built near the Upper Tampa Bay Trail.

New gated community shuns city
Live Oak's intention not to annex into Tampa could weaken the bargaining power of Pebble Creek and Cross Creek, which may want to.

Notebook
Plantation will vote again on boys, girls club

New schedule created for some reclaimed water users in Pasco
Starting July 1, watering days will be based on address numbers in 10 neighborhoods.

Accident report
1. NEBRASKA AVENUE AT 142ND AVENUE, JUNE 8, 3:50 P.M.: A southbound 2000 Ford truck changed lanes and rear-ended a 1997 Dodge truck causing the Dodge to rear-end a 1980 freight truck. The Ford driver, a 23-year-old man, was charged with improper lane change, no proof of insurance and failure to carry and exhibit registration.

Roadwork
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 two new lanes are complete in fall 2002.


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