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December 23, 2001

North of Tampa: December 23, 2001
Season's greeter
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[Times photo: Mike Pease]
Bill Scott works all year, getting his beard just so, keeping his snowy hair just right and maintaining a jolly figure.
Teacher's cancer touches many
A family and a middle school support the 26-year-old physical education teacher as he battles leukemia.

School wants to move campus
A land use hearing officer was scheduled to hear the following petitions Friday: KEYSTONE: Carrollwood Day School wants to move its 17-year-old campus just 200 feet south of its current location on Michigan Avenue.

Week in review
WESTCHASE WINS LIBRARY -- For nearly two years, Westchase residents lobbied hard for a new library in their community. Hillsborough County commissioners rewarded their work Wednesday, voting 7-0 to build a library along Countryway Boulevard.

Open and Shut
Financial investment firm opens

Move to new spot helps Chiefs
Otis White switched from point guard and has been Chamberlain's go-to player this season.

Basketball teams set for tournaments
TAMPA -- While some sports take breaks during this time of year, the holidays mean one thing for area high school basketball teams -- tournaments. And several of the North of Tampa boys and girls teams will be in action at the numerous tournaments tipping off during the next week.

Ex-champs return to help wrestler
Three former state heavyweight champions offer their help to a Leto High athlete.

Seat on community board stays vacant after tie vote
The community association splits down the middle in a vote for one candidate. The board will try again to fill the seat at its January meeting.

Preserving Pasco land now hinges on a price
The property is sandwiched between the drinking water sources for 1.8-million customers in the Tampa Bay area.

No horses allowed? Trail debate warms up
As Oldsmar and Pinellas County create a 216-acre preserve, they must hash out where horses can tread.

Neighborhood Notebook
Carrollwood Day School expansion reconsidered

Stamp of approval
A young artist from Citrus Park wins a countywide contest to design a stamp inspired by the Sept. 11 attacks.

A gift of life for Nikita
The lioness was kept as a pet in a crack house. Now she's the latest addition at Wildlife on Easy Street, which keeps 170 homeless big cats.

Neighbors argue over dangerous dead tree
The county steps in after neither wants to pay for removing the tree, which may straddle the property line.


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