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April 19, 2002

City People
Jeannie Pierola: Culinary career built on resolve
[Times photo - John Pendygraft]
With no formal training, a woman becomes executive chef at two of Tampa's top restaurants.
Neighborhood monsters
McMansions have changed the landscape, blocking sunlight and views. Owners of more modest abodes are upset and ask the city for help.

Grand Central
Giving calories for AIDS
ON A ROLL: Clinton Lee pedaled 130 miles in downtown Tampa Monday and got absolutely nowhere. Bad traffic? Not exactly. It happened on a stationary bike on Franklin Street.

Amy Scherzer's Diary
Bids bring oasis home
SEND YOUR CAMEL TO BED: Chairwoman Catherine Lowry Straz, heeding the words of singer Maria Muldaur in her 1974 classic, led almost 400 Karamu guests to a $250-ticket "Midnight at the Oasis," the 14th Swahili-named formal benefit for the Lowry Park Zoo.

Your Turn
Slowing down the 'exercise highway'
Readers suggest ways to make Bayshore Boulevard safer for pedestrians, bikers, bladers and motorists.

Career Army officer was a father first
Vincent Terrana retired from the Army to spend more time with his wife, children and granddaughter.

What's In A Name?
Cuscaden Park
Pioneer family gave land for park

Arthur Weston Cuscaden planted one of the city's first orange groves, and the park was built where citrus grew.

RSVP Tampa
Goings on
Inside the mind of anime

Two giant bunnies loom over the entrance. It's not a rabbit's hole. You're not crashing a mad tea party.

Neighborhood Report
News from around the block
BAYSHORE BEAUTIFUL: Flower of friendship
After recruiting other gardeners for the Earthly Paradise tour, two friends put their own green thumbs on display.

BAYSHORE BEAUTIFUL: One man hopes to liven up the bay
A reef of about 70 concrete balls is planned to beckon marine life and stop erosion.

HYDE PARK: Popular park to have a bigger perk
A new community center for Kate Jackson Park will double the size of the old one and resemble a house.

WESTSHORE: Mall gears up to cater to customers
At WestShore Plaza, you can leave your purchases at the store and have them delivered to your door. By Jaguar.

DAVIS ISLANDS: Sailing camp begins June 3
DAVIS ISLANDS -- The Davis Islands Youth Sailing Foundation offers youth sailing camps for children ages 8 to 15 starting June 3 at the Davis Islands Yacht Club.

Everybody's Business
Family-style restaurant takes citified approach
A Beef O'Brady's with an outdoor dining deck is set to open on Channelside Drive, just blocks from the downtown business district.

The Find
Headlight, reinvented
Use this headlamp instead of holding a flashlight while you assemble your tent. Or use it at home for a reading light.

Lifestyle dictates suburbs vs. city
Living in the suburbs you can get more house for the money, but South Tampa loyalists prefer charm over huge rooms.

Front Porch: Classic Wright design on market
THE WRIGHT STUFF: Architect Frank Lloyd Wright left a major mark in Florida, particularly at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, which is home to the world's largest, single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.

Home vines can turn leafy grip into stranglehold
Though many people love the look of a brick home blanketed by a creeping vine, some regret the maintenance.

Et cetera
Boys & Girls Club starts to rise
The 6,000-square-foot club is scheduled to be finished and open in August.

Houses for sale now listed online
Looking for a house in Hillsborough County? An online service of the St. Petersburg Times puts information on every house and condominium for sale in Hillsborough at your fingertips.
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