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 North of Tampa: December 10, 2000 December 10, 2000

Angels in the wings
[Times photo: Stefanie Boyar]
.From left, Chandra Robrock, 10, Melanie
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Velazquez, 9, and Erica Chen, 9, wait for their cue to rehearse the snow scene during rehearsal for the New Tampa Dance Theatre's production of The Nutcracker.

Homeowner appeals addition decision

CARROLLWOOD -- The owner of a home on Grimsby Place, in the Hamlet subdivision off Smitter Road, has appealed a zoning interpretation that halted construction of a second-story addition to her home.

With open arms
The North Tampa African Alliance offers a social and political network for suburban blacks. It holds its first major event, a rite of passage ceremony, Dec. 26.

Biggest threat to lake is ironic
Original Carrollwood residents protested a county plan, but it turns out that their storm sewer system and chemically laden lawns pose a larger threat to Lake Carroll.

Article on race ratios at school was truly appalling

Phelps hits 1,000 for a school high at Sickles
CITRUS PARK -- When Renea Phelps scored 32 points Dec. 1 against Wharton, she led Sickles to a 62-49 victory and a 3-0 start. Along the way, the 6-foot senior forward also became the first Sickles basketball player (girl or boy) to score more than 1,000 points in a career.

Week in review

Trees may decide parkway extension's fate
City officials will vote Tuesday on a request to cut down 330-plus trees to allow for expanding the Highwoods Preserve Parkway.

New owner starts on renovation of aging Northdale Golf Club
The company will repaint and wallpaper the interior, put in new carpeting, renovate the bathrooms, paint the exterior wood and put up an awning.

Dump truck detour proposed
The route would divert a busy sand pit's truck traffic away from Sunlake Boulevard.

Celebration features new tree and stage
Performers at Christmas in the Park will entertain from the new Lutz Depot platform, while the guv'na will light a newly planted Christmas tree.

Minivan rams into apartment
A minivan crashed into an apartment at Carrington Park in New Tampa, leaving a large hole in the side of the building.

Swiftmud seeks funds to re-fill pit
ODESSA -- The Southwest Florida Water Management District filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking money to repair land excavated and abandoned by Cone Constructors, the troubled company that was kicked off the Suncoast Parkway project for missing deadlines.

Armistead Lane looks at adding speed humps
Speeders are putting the pedal to the metal between humps, and some residents think adding a few more bumps might do the trick. County officials will hear the pros and cons Thursday.

'Tis the season

City may put satellite office at new park
TAMPA PALMS -- A satellite City Hall planned for New Tampa may go in a new park next to a high school and middle school campus.

Combined schools under way
Administrators say middle and high school students will benefit from the next-door campuses, on which they will share an auditorium and cafeteria.

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