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City Times: Published Fridays by the St. Petersburg Times
April 12, 2002

Taming Bayshore
[Times photo: Stefanie Boyar]
The sidewalk teems with walkers, joggers and bikers -- right alongside cars that are speeding down the road.
Will justice be served in arson case?
A man charged with torching the Little League building finds out Thursday if he will get a new trial or be released.

Grand Central
Fish tale passes smell test
SO THIS is Ellie Montague. She stands with a cardboard sign along Westshore Boulevard, south of Sunset Boulevard, a folding chair for support. Behind her is little Lake Kipling, her front yard for 30 years.

Amy Scherzer's Diary
Wining & dining
LANDLUBBERS ANCHOR THE SPRING: Leaning over the waterside railing at the Radisson Riverwalk Hotel, one could almost imagine a Caribbean cruise. A soft orange sun setting over the Hillsborough River to the calypso beat of a steel drum added to the fantasy.

City People
Thelma Donovan: Aging in great shape
An 89-year-old aerobics instructor flexes her muscle, throwing herself into exercise that chases away the blues.

What's In A Name?
Plant Hall and Plant High School
Henry planted rail lines, hotel
Although he never lived in Hillsborough, Plant Hall, High School and a city bear the rail magnate's name.

She made American dream be real
With hard work and tight purse strings, the Cuban immigrant and Elvis fan inspired her friends and family.

RSVP Tampa
Goings on
Take time out for a tale
Tall tales and short stories will abound this weekend as the 22nd annual Tampa-Hillsborough Storytelling Festival alights on Tampa soil.

Everybody's Business
Ybor finds: food, sweets and song
Little businesses with their own charm crop up and thrive -- and they aren't bars.

The Find
Z-Coil shoes
You set your clock back, now spring ahead. Z-Coil shoes will have you bouncing on a patented spring system that claims to reduce ground force impact by 50 percent.

Neighborhood Report
News from around the block
CHANNELSIDE: Celebrate the art of being a Southerner
"We want (people) to see southern culture entails more than the Civil War era, more than indentured slavery and servitude," he says of the Saturday afternoon event.

BAYSHORE BEAUTIFUL: Blanketed with love
A sewing group meets monthly to make quilts for at-risk babies at area hospitals.

DOWNTOWN: Venerable theater to receive make over
The grande dame of movie houses, the 1926 landmark Tampa Theatre, is getting a $500,000 facelift.

SOUTH TAMPA: 100 homes will have a brush with goodness
Volunteers will paint seniors' homes Saturday during the annual Paint Your Heart Out.
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