North of Tampa: July 23, 2000
July 23, 2000
4 vying for seats on CDD board
There are three seats available, but some had thought the race would not be a contested one.
IDS makes plans for preschool
CARROLLWOOD -- As the suburban population has grown, so have private schools. And Independent Day School in Original Carrollwood is no exception.
Summer of opportunity
Scholarships send 20 Mort Elementary fifth-graders to two weeks of summer camp, split between the MOSI and a YMCA "Sports Camp." The program gives children a look outside their own neighborhoods and a chance to enrich their lives.
Commissioner owed an apology
Week in review
STUDENT GUNNED DOWN AT NIGHTCLUB: Kevin Alexander Hayes, a 16-year-old starting cornerback on the Chamberlain High School football team, was killed early Thursday in front of the Garage night club in downtown Tampa. A gunman, apparently seeking retribution for some stolen mag wheels, fired into a crowd of patrons milling around just after closing and wounded Hayes in the head, police said. Also shot critically was 24-year-old Derrick Philips. Jose Fabian Santiago, 19, was charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder. Just three months ago, Santiago was arrested in the early morning hours one block north of the Garage on charges of aggravated assault and discharging a firearm. That case is as yet unresolved. This time, Santiago is being held in jail without bail.
Taxpayers are invited to gauge county service
Residents can sound off at a meeting in Lutz and digest food for thought on the Internet.
Sertoma Club to receive charter
The group will eat and be merry Tuesday at a banquet coinciding with the international convention.
County planners meet with residents
Officials are looking for ways to better work with people to help improve their community.
Couple goes in pursuit of a 'real playground'
The Tanbergs go to the Special Tax District with a $40,000 request to beef up a playground planned for the Northdale Community Center.
Developer, residents have 'a productive discussion'
It is not "us against them anymore," says a resident who led the fight against the development. Now it's up to the county to approve the plan.
Traffic light, new school in sync
With a new high school set to open next year, a traffic signal at Waters and Montague is welcome news for some residents.
Shops won't be as posh as expected
The retailers at The Walk at Highwoods Preserves will be more suburban than urban.
Swim program draws on large pool of talent
Swimmers from throughout the area seek out the Barracuda Swim Club, and many have seen results in Junior Olympic times.