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City Times: Published Fridays by the St. Petersburg Times
March 8, 2002

An Explosion of relaxation
[Times photo: Stefanie Boyar]
South Tampa proves a breeding ground for yoga enthusiasts, and venues can barely keep up with demand.
View is good from Hyde Park sidewalks

Why so many uncurtained windows? We uncover some explanations for this surprising phenomenon.

Grand Central
Big Mac attack on mansions
This week's topic: Big houses, little lots and their reputed link to hamburgers.

Amy Scherzer's Diary
New matey at the helm
KING BEARD AND QUEEN HOWELL: Those partying pirates slowed their rum running long enough to observe Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla's annual transfer of power Saturday, for the 89th time. Real estate developer Richard Beard III and Courtney Howell, the third generation of Gasparilla royalty in her family, now reign over the men's club.

City People
A gardener's life
Gardening is in Earl Garland's genes. He bought a nursery from his father and went into business with his sister.

What's In a Name?
Gandy Bridge
'Dad' of longest toll road
Father knew best when it came to building bridges.

Decades of doodling
For more than 50 years, Bob Donovan drew cartoons, including the Barney Google and Snuffy Smith strips.

Neighborhood Report
News from around the block
HYDE PARK NORTH: New elder home planned for community
The owner of two other assisted living facilities wants to open a third in Hyde Park North, but not before revamping his site.

PALMA CEIA: Hangout's closing has teens all shook up
The Steak n Shake on S Dale Mabry Highway will close while a new one is built. Plant students are already jonesing.

SOUTH TAMPA: Downtown school will stay true to its roots
Offering convenience for parents who work nearby, Downtown Partnership will move, but not far, and expand.

SOUTH TAMPA: Detours ahead as crews repair railroad tracks
The project will affect about 30 crossings in Tampa. Each crossing will be closed for about four days.

SOUTH TAMPA: Burglaries down in South Tampa
The number of burglaries in South Tampa dropped significantly in February, offering relief to homeowners worried about a recent rash of daytime break-ins.

DAVIS ISLANDS: asin's boats can remain for now
Told to get out, boaters moored at a Davis Islands basin will stay until they meet with the city to discuss future actions.

Everybody's Business
From wing place to dry cleaners
WHAT HAPPENED TO KING OF WINGS? Fighting the night munchies in South Tampa has been that much harder. The low-slung chicken wingery that offered nine sauces recently closed.

The Find
Noodles to know
Lemon pepper linguine. Spinach spaghetti. Spicy veal ravioli. The list of fresh pasta from the Tampa Pasta Co. stretches from here to Italy. Name the flavor and pasta type, and owner Lauren Otis can make it. She keeps several types in stock and takes orders for dinner parties and special events. "All they have to do is put it in water, sauce it and they're done," she says. Pastas start at $2.40 a pound. Ravioli start at $3.80. The store also sells sauce and bread. The Tampa Pasta Co. is in the former Antipasto's restaurant at 2202 W Platt St. Hours: noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Phone: 254-2051.
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