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City Times: Published Fridays by the St. Petersburg Times
June 28, 2002

-A desire named streetcar
[Photo from Tampa & Ybor City Street Railway Society]
Supporters count on a streetcar system to give the downtown economy a lift. Skeptics wonder if costs outweigh benefits. Story

Old salt sphotopreads his love of harmonica
Tampa Bay's heritage resides in Early J. McMullen, an ex-ferryman and Cracker musician in the Harmonica Hall of Fame.

Grand Central: Advice from the masters
ANN LANDERS has left us.

Pink and blue and Paris too
THINK PINK: Online RSVPs to "Pink Martinis at the Blue Martini" arrived from 300 people -- mostly women -- to attend the June 19 kickoff of Race for the Cure. Invitations to the fundraiser at the hot new bar in International Plaza went via e-mail to eliminate the cost of printing and postage.

Legendary storyteller, barber for 73 years
He loved to tell tales of old West Tampa and Ybor City to customers in his shop, where he worked until he was 84.

What's in a name? John F. Germany Library
Only the downtown library calls John F. Germany by his middle initial, but the civic booster earned the honor.

Development to enliven district
The $20-million Washington Street Crossing project will take up two blocks in the Channel District. Construction on the development, which combines residential and business space, should start by the end of the year. An opening is planned for Spring 2004.

Kids' films ready for prime time in Tampa
Beginning at 10 a.m. on July 6, the Education Channel will show 16 films made by students in Tampa schools.

Despite hot housing market, affordable homes still exist
Four neighborhoods south of Gandy Boulevard offer a mix of new and older homes and a desire to improve.

Crafting homes down to the details
Planner Thomas Lamb's creations -- typically with $1.5-million price tags -- are spreading through the Tampa area.

Summer program perks up old park
"It's coming out! It's coming out!" shouts 7-year-old Sam Hazleton, pointing to a crack in a picnic table at Corona Park.

County trying to buy wildlife haven
The ospreys that built their nest above a Port Tampa baseball field know how to pick a neighborhood.

Coffee's brewing, so get cozy with a book
Can you smell the cappuccino? A new coffee shop awakens the senses at the Platt Regional Library.
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