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City Times: Published Fridays by the St. Petersburg Times
June 7, 2002

City People
Veterinarian on wheels
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[Times photo: Ken Helle]
A Beach Park vet makes house calls to more than 500 pet owners, saving them the hassle of driving to a clinic.
It takes a village to woo a tenant
On Tuesday, Hyde Park denizens are urged, hurry up and look natural. And it sure wouldn't hurt to be seen reading.

A swirling pool of controversy

A couple's attempts to build a pool in their back yard has turned into what their lawyer calls "the ultimate absurdity."

Grand Central
Our poet will go it alone, alas
The untold drama

Amy Scherzer's Diary
Sushi and a grand vision
GREEN FOR GREEN SPACE: Profusion closed for three hours Sunday night, as the elegant International Plaza restaurant was turned over to 100 patrons of "An Evening in Asia" to "remember, reflect and rejoice."

  • Datebook
    SATURDAY: Celebrity Elegance auction gala benefit for the Fortune Education Foundation; 6 p.m.; Wyndham Harbour Island; $60; 936-9090.

Obituary
'Golden hands' were filled with love
Anne Beck's hobby was knitting and crocheting, but her real talent was being a doting mother and grandmother.

Everybody's Business
Hold the order: Steak, shake soon
The restaurant across from Plant High will be able to sate those steakburger desires by the end of the month.

The Find
Vietnamese broom
It works like a broom and a dust mop, rave friends who swear a Vietnamese broom attracts dirt and crumbs like toads to a witches brew.

What's In A Name?
Robinson High School
School named for Tampa teacher
The Alabama native and University of Florida graduate started working for area schools in 1917.

Neighborhood Report
News from around the block
SOUTH WESTSHORE: Gandy road plan looms over park residents
The state wants to put an overpass next to the Regency Cove mobile home park. Residents say it will ruin their way of life.

WESTSHORE: Gourmet market will add flavor to overhaul
Gaetano's Market, a gourmet grocery at Westshore and Kennedy boulevards, will be part of Town Square's renovations.

DOWNTOWN: Businesses struggle with street construction
Franklin Street business owners say that construction meant to open the mall to auto traffic is driving customers away.

RSVP Tampa
Goings on
O-my, it's O-Town at the Big One
Some thought O-Town would be a one-hit wonder.

Marlene Sokol
Friends' free water slide has its price: our privacy
June was here, soccer was over and the kids had good report cards.

Even golf superstar had to earn his way to Open
Greg Norman, who has been busy lately with other interests, had to qualify locally for this year's U.S. Open.

Homes
Home sales on upswing
HOME SALES SAIL: More than 1,700 homes traded hands in Tampa in April -- up from 1,400 a year ago, reports the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors. From Jan. 1 through April 30, home sales passed 5,600, compared to 4,700 in the first third of 2001.

Technology at your fingertips
Want to turn off all your home's lights with the touch of a button? Select a CD or DVD? Monitor security? No problem.

French look now graces neighborhoods like Avila
Was that a castle? Touches include turrets, intricate ironwork and multipaned doors.


 

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