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City Times: Published Fridays by the St. Petersburg Times
March 22, 2002

The Social hub of SoHo
[Times photo: Ken Helle]
Business deals are brewing. Relationships are percolating. The Starbucks on South Howard Avenue may be the social hub of SoHo.
These Old World imports are unwelcome
What skitters through your trees and attics and is not a squirrel? What eats your oranges and is not a guest?

Grand Central
Spring can't be skipped
IS IT FALL YET? Blame Himes Avenue asphalt or heat from the Sickles-Robinson tennis match: At 4:43 p.m. Monday, a thermometer south of Kennedy Boulevard hit the 100-degree mark. It was two days before spring's official start.

Amy Scherzer's Diary
Fundraising heart and soul
WINNING HEARTS AND WALLETS: Heart Ball co-chairs Guy and Debbie King seemed to be everywhere Saturday night, inside the Tampa Yacht Club, outside on the dance floor, in the bar, on the patio. They must have cloned themselves so they could talk to all 400 guests at the American Heart Association benefit. Guy's brand new tuxedo shoes were killing him.

City People
The Rev. Ed Lamp: 'He uplifts us with living'
He's a man of the cloth, but he doesn't wear the clothes. His office is the church, but he's more likely to be found in the neighborhood.

What's In A Name?
McKay Bay
Captain at sea, cattle baron too
Capt. James McKay, a Tampa landowner and mayor, is thought to have been the first to bring Florida cattle to Cuba.

Entrepreneur had wit, generosity, humility
Ralph Kaul was wealthy and successful, but he often kept a low profile, friends say.

Everybody's Business
Former Scotty's is site for huge apparel sale
An Ohio closeout clothing company takes over the space occupied until last summer by the hardware chain.

The Find
Pharoah's Fire
Want to know the secret to Pharoah's Fire?

RSVP Tampa
Goings on
Time to feel the spirit
Achy joints and blue moods?

Neighborhood Report
News from around the block
BEACH PARK: TIA aims to muffle noise for residents
A consultant has been hired and soundproofing is planned for Mariner Estates. But some aren't keen on the idea.

BALLAST POINT: Stable setting
Tampa police horses get partial care at city stables, a practice that will continue after a barn is built in the country.

TAMPA HEIGHTS: Park gets some TLC
The long-neglected Highland Avenue Park is getting new sidewalks, benches and lights. Neighbors are thrilled.

TAMPA HEIGHTS: Childhood memories still live in home
By chance, a Tampa Heights couple meet a woman who lived in their house as a child.

PALMA CEIA: School boosters nail down fence fund
Donations are piling up to help build a more attractive fence at Plant High's entrance at Dale Mabry Highway.

N.E.A.T. Schedule
Have old furniture you want to throw out? The city of Tampa's Neighborhood Environmental Action Team, or N.E.A.T., picks up large household items as a community service. Goods must be at the curb by 8 a.m. Volunteers interested in helping N.E.A.T. should call 931-2141. For a complete 2002 schedule, go to

School news takes a break
School Calendar and School Lunch Menus do not appear today because Hillsborough County public schools are closed next week for Spring Break.
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