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 North of Tampa: November 12, 2000 November 12, 2000

Community center comes to end of delays
[Times photo: Mike Pease]
After four months of postponed openings, workers are moving into the building.
Voting your pocketbook

The richer the neighborhood in north Hillsborough, the more likely it was to vote for Republicans George W. Bush and Victor Crist.

Rio Bravo's junker vanishes in cloud of negative publicity
Corporate officials, hearing of complaints in the Mexican-American community, had the rusting auto hauled off.

Opposition fails to halt cell tower
LAKE MAGDALENE -- Despite fervent opposition, land use hearing officer Margaret C. Tusing granted APT VoiceStream Wireless a special use permit last week to build a 150-foot cellular telecommunication tower in the Indian Mound community.

Open & shut

Schools' future to be discussed
CROSS CREEK -- What will New Tampa schools look like in five, 10 years?

Week in review
FUQUA GUILTY: A jury convicted a Lutz man Tuesday of fatally stabbing a visiting serviceman at a bar fight in Ybor City. Mike Fuqua, a 24-year-old repeat felon, will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. His attorney said he would appeal.

Home Depot coming, Walgreens still on hold
The property at Hillsborough and Memorial will house the Home Depot, Baskin Robbins and Dunkin' Donuts, but there is no signed contract for a free-standing drug store yet.

EPA drills 18 new wells on toxic site
The monitoring wells on the former Southern Solvents land will help track the toxic chemicals getting into the Florida Aquifer.

Vote on lawsuit splits Tampa Palms board
TAMPA PALMS -- The Tampa Palms taxing authority has decided to stop fighting Bob Doran's open-meetings lawsuit and pay his legal costs, despite fears that he may sue again over related issues.

School Board to pick plan for Tampa Palms
TAMPA PALMS -- After two years and much debate, the fate of a new Tampa Palms Elementary School now rests with the School Board.

Group tours gem to become park
OLDSMAR -- City Council member Brian Michaels stood on the edge of the narrow dirt trail, which brushed against a waterway that feeds into the top of Old Tampa Bay, and gazed at the Courtney Campbell Parkway on the horizon.

New members selected for community tax boards
Voters elected familiar faces to the Tampa Palms Community Development District.

Gaither's post-season spot fulfills a dazzling turnaround
Prep football ended its regular schedule last week, but that was about the lone similarity between varying scenarios among local teams. Gaither and Chamberlain closed out their seasons playing each other on Thursday, with the Cowboys prevailing 14-9.

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