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December 16, 2001

North of Tampa: December 16, 2001
Crunch time for the college-bound
[Times photo: Mike Pease]
High school seniors are frantically taking tests, writing essays and sending off college applications.
Proposed gas station along Fletcher wants larger sign
UNIVERSITY NORTH -- RaceTrac Petroleum Inc. is seeking a variance that will permit it to use a larger sign than county codes allow at a gas station proposed for Fletcher Avenue, near 12th Street.

The pioneer life
Fourth- and fifth-graders at Clark Elementary School simulate life in the middle of the 19th century, applying many subjects in the process.

December heralds 3 special holidays
Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa present special ways to learn together and bring meaning to our social, religious and family celebrations.

Peanut butter jam session
One hundred Chamberlain High School students race the clock to make 1,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to feed the hungry.

USF, UF sign up four area athletes
Two high school softball players and two baseball players will receive scholarships.

Neighbors notice as grass goes to seed
Facing a lawsuit over a brown lawn, a family of six plan to move. They can't afford to resod.

Healing, with heart
Along with collecting toys and food for needy families during the holidays, a Brandon chiropractor donates his time helping patients who cannot pay for his services.

Neighborhood notebook
Rotary Club donates books to about 930 students at Mort

Accident report
1. PLANTATION BOULEVARD AT PLANTATION BOULEVARD, NOV. 30, 7:45 A.M.: An eastbound 2000 Pontiac turned left into the path of a westbound 1998 Dodge. The Pontiac driver, a 35-year-old man, was charged with violation of right of way.

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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