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October 28, 2001

North of Tampa: October 28, 2001 Role model
A 40-year stage veteran brings his experience to young students in his growing acting school that now numbers more than 100.

Feeling pinched amid the sprawl
Impact fees clearly are not the answer to handling growth. Raising the fees is unlikely, so that brings up a remedy that might not sit well with the average resident.

Builder proposes 95 homes on 37-acre pasture owned by diocese
LUTZ -- The symbol of VillaRosa is the rose. But passers-by on Lutz-Lake Fern Road could just as likely think it was the cow, thanks to a pasture in front. Cows have grazed in the pasture longer than roses have bloomed in VillaRosa.

Worlds of discovery
At Lawton Chiles Elementary School, afterschool Discovery Clubs offer students a way to expand their horizons, but still focus on fun.

Schools roundup
ADAMS MIDDLE: There will be an information meeting on Chamberlain High's Advanced Placement Scholars Program at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6 in the media center at Adams Middle School, 10201 N Boulevard. Parents interested in learning more about the school's new program are invited to attend. For information, call 975-7677, ext. 350. Birthday notices can be placed on the school's marquee for $10. Order forms are available at the office. Birthdays are posted first-come, first-served. For information, call 975-7665.

Cavalieri takes the pool by storm
The Gaither freshman uses a hard work ethic and an outspoken and bubbly personality to be a force among her teammates.

Optimism pays off for Sickles golfer
Megan Bursey outduels Chamberlain's best for medalist honors at the Class 2A, District 9 tournament and advances to regional play.

Community group rejects new budget
The community association's budget process starts over, but the group agrees to pay part of mowing costs along Countryway Boulevard.

Sertoma to light tree from now on
The Carrollwood Area Business Association had done the holiday deed since 1986.

Housing development planned off Livingston
Plans call for 94 homes and 114 townhouses on the 43-acre site, which had previously been ticketed for an apartment complex.

Kmart brings out the inner clerk in customers
Like the Dale Mabry store and three others in Tampa, most Kmarts will eventually have do-it-yourself checkout lanes.

WOW investigation ends in early morning
At the end of a marathon meeting, the divided community association ends an inquiry into how the World of Westchase is run.

Apathy obstructs business crime watch
The organizer tells the community council that the plan can't get off the ground without more interest and support.

Neighborhood notebook
Land acquired for extension of Cross Creek

Accident reports
1. SAILFISH DRIVE AT LAKE CARLTON ARMS DRIVE, OCT. 12, 2:15 A.M.: A northbound 1997 Honda lost control, hitting a curb and an eastbound 1995 Honda head-on. The impact caused the Honda to hit the side of an eastbound 1996 Dodge, pushing the Dodge into the side of a parked 1995 BMW. The Honda driver, a 26-year-old woman, was treated at the scene for a minor scrape to her right arm; she was charged with DUI with property damage.

Road work
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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