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City Times: Published Fridays by the St. Petersburg Times
June 21, 2002

Flour, sugar and a whole lot of hot water
[Times photo: Stefanie Boyar]
He's facing trouble in his main profession, the law. But baking fruit tarts and chocolate chip cookies takes his mind off it.

Growth welcome in homes for elderly
Both for economic and social reasons, seniors want to live independently outside of institutional settings.

Please, install some sod
RAIN. Finally, South Tampa gets some.

Neighbors complain of speeding watercraft
Residents along the Hillsborough River have asked the city to reconsider a ban on water scooters.

A legacy of waterways
As a congressman, Stephen Sparkman secured millions of dollars for the development of rivers and harbors in the region.

Gala's guests battle the blues
BLUE RIBBON GALA: Enjoy your dinner -- "it's loaded with antioxidants," quipped Brendan McLaughlin, WFTS-Ch. 28 news anchor, emcee of the Celebration of Hope benefit for the Florida Prostate Cancer Network.

He served his country as well as his family
John Merritt was honored for his service in Vietnam, where he married a Vietnamese woman, adopted her children and then moved the family to Florida.

Where seniors live in South Tampa
Here's an overview of retirement communities, assisted living facilities and nursing homes in South Tampa and surrounding neighborhoods. Homes were omitted if operators could not be reached.

A guide to county services
Tampa senior citizens age 60 and older are eligible for a multitude of services, coordinated by the Hillsborough Department of Aging Services.

Cookie crumbles for dessert shop
Sugar3's owners planned to cater to sweet tooths, but the store didn't quite catch on.

Developers take hint from history
The new urbanism movement puts most things in walking distance to foster the community closeness of old times.

You can see, but not hear through these windows
In urban neighborhoods where noise can be a hassle, sound-proofed glass comes to the rescue for homeowners.

Warehouse may bow to upscale living space
Tampa planners hope to reclaim the industrial waterfront to allow homes, offices and apartments.

Club hooks fishing pier for park
A 170-foot fishing pier in Bobby Hicks Park was built by the Tampa Chapter of Safari Club International.

Beauty and balance
Pageant winner focuses on fitness, faith and family, not just competing for the Miss Florida crown.

Homes for Alzheimer's patients are hard to find
There are several assisted living facilities equipped to handle Alzheimer's patients in North Tampa and the county, but few exist in South Tampa.

Seawall blasting starts project to recreate port
CHANNEL DISTRICT -- People living and working downtown take note: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday the Tampa Port Authority will blast sections of seawall across from the Florida Aquarium.
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