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May 5, 2002


Mover and shaper
[Times photo: Cherie Diez]
A Tampa plastic surgeon is the toast of fashionable parties and the talk of raunch radio because making women's breasts bigger is what he does best. Story

Stalemate in the name game
After years of struggle, a small computer firm and a corporate giant wait for a court to decide which is entitled to the Web site nissan.com.

Coming home to roost
"If the chickens can eat it, it ain't dirt." That's what Miss Mattie used to say to Mac when he was a boy, 10 years old, surveying the floor, dismayed by the ruckus in her house. My husband tells me chicken stories in bed at night. I've seen his boyhood hen book, a ledger of names, dates and numbers of eggs laid. The hens have people names like Mikey and Joey, and they're good layers.

Audio files
TOM WAITS, ALICE (ANTI RECORDS) Tom Waits has always been a little, well, kooky. He's a gutter poet, a pariah, your pedantic yet petulant uncle, prone to musical experimentation. All of those definitions fit Waits, who is, above all, an iconoclast.

Painting with light
An exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts offers one artist's imaginative world, formed of film and illumination.

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