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City Times: Published Fridays by the St. Petersburg Times
May 17, 2002

Let us play
[Times photo: Stefanie Boyar]
Fundraising is under way to build a playground where disabled kids can frolic alongside their able-bodied friends.
Reclaimed water soon will be flowing

The city begins construction on a system to bring recycled sewer water to 4,200 homes and businesses.

Grand Central
Toro's my date this weekend
SHINY AND RED, it sat in my driveway, four tires ready to roll.

Amy Scherzer's Diary
A doggone good time
SEEING SPOTS: Invitations to the Storybook Ball always arrive in a classic Walt Disney book to reinforce the mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities: care and comfort for children and their families. Cinderella and Peter Pan are previous themes; Little Mermaid is next.

City People
Emerging from a shell
South Tampa personality Phuong Lu remains quite mysterious as she conquers a new world away from cuisine.

Immigrants' son born, raised in Ybor of old
Martino Muley, who loved food and baseball caps, worked 30 years for Joe & Son Grocery in Ybor.

What's In A Name?
Moses White Boulevard
Known for sage advice
Moses White ran restaurants and served as a spokesman for blacks in Tampa.

Everybody's Business
Race-themed bar to kick into Gear
DUDE! YOUR CHAIR came from a Chevy 350! Some will roll their eyes at yet another theme bar hitting Ybor City. Others will want to pull the Sparcos on tight and gun it til their Flowmasters crack.

The Find
Customized fishing rod
Penny and Jay Ruilova call Minnows and Monsters the "Cracker Barrel" of tackle shops, featuring anything a fisherman needs.

RSVP Tampa
Goings on
Savor songs to soothe

If milk chocolate had a voice, it might sound like the voice of Diana Krall.

Neighborhood Report
News from around the block
WEST RIVERFRONT: Library is now just a virtual visit away
Nine new computers inside Beulah Baptist church let kids and adults access library materials with the click of a mouse.

BAY CREST: For tony development's success, just add water
An enclave of palatial homes takes advantage of one of the last remaining bayfront tracts in Hillsborough.

RIVERSIDE HEIGHTS: 'Grand' oak or a house? City board picks tree
A landowner comes up with an idea for two structures on two lots, enhancing land values. A city panel prefers the tree.

SOUTH TAMPA: Only come out at night
The night blooming cereus looks ugly most of the year, but thrills its owners with a quick-blossoming show at night.

Warranty protects homeowners against problems
State law requires a one-year guarantee on newly built homes, but builders may offer more based upon other factors.

Key's crib is on the market
CATCH THIS: Buccaneers wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson is looking to unload his Harbour Island town home. The four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 4,441-square-foot home boasts a Classic California Contemporary style.

Crime rates factor in home buyer selection
Potential buyers use Web sites in search for statistics. Communities point to success of crime watch programs.
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