|July 5, 2002
8 pizzerias in Ybor? That's a lot of cheese
||Learning the ropes
[Times photo: Stefanie Boyar]
Double Dutch coaches are visiting Tampa to show kids how to jump into a hugely popular and difficult pastime.
There are even more if you count places that just dabble. The big question: Is there enough dough to go around?
Call it curiosity, not envy
LITTLE GIRLS all over South Tampa worry that they have sinned and face eternal damnation. So says my friend Janet, mother of a 9-year-old.
Amy Scherzer's Diary
The Heart Beat
Snake meets dragon
Engaged computer programmers turn to her ancient Vietnamese tradition for wedding luck.
Israel and Gloria Peniel
Voices, vibes, values
A couple who know how it feels to go from pinnacle to the bottom and back again give kids a reason to sing out.
With a wide variety of interests, a life of gusto
C. Calvert Vans Evers was a renaissance man with a winning combination of intellectual curiosity and a giving heart.
What's In A Name?
The former McKay Auditorium
Monument rises with new name
The McKay building was renamed after computer entrepreneur John Sykes gave the University of Tampa $10-million.
Strutting with Pride
You don't have to be gay to participate in the 17th annual PrideFest 2002 celebration.
News from around the block
PORT TAMPA: Vote puts planning process in doubt
After seven years and a second ballot, Port Tampa still can't get 75 percent of voters to approve a new master plan.
WESTSHORE: Mall opens kids' space so parents can shop
Two moms who have braved shopping with small children open a drop-in child care center at WestShore Plaza.
DAVIS ISLANDS: New fence to help keep paws off the sea grass
The city puts up fences to protect natural sea grasses along the beach at the Davis Islands dog park.
INTERNATIONAL PLAZA: It's a 70th birthday a toddler would love
Cheesecake for lunch and dressing teddy bears is great fun, so Sally Moir figured her friends would have a ball. She's right.
Of food and more mundane matters
A sports bar moves in. Local pies take the cake. And parking spaces and dentists are in the offing.
Sometimes price and purity collide
WOOD YOU PLEASE: New Millennial Homes has launched a line of bungalow-style homes designed to blend into the Old Seminole Heights neighborhood.
Restoring Jazz Age splendor
Neighbors and prospective buyers saw the Sunset Boulevard house as a dump. But Debbie Perez saw something more.
Your house, their work
Want to own your own place without the mowing, weeding, painting and raking? That's no longer a problem.