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City Times: Published Fridays by the St. Petersburg Times
July 12, 2002

Neighborhood Report
News from around the block
Bickering over liquor
[Times photo: Stefanie Boyar]
A restaurant wants to serve liquor to its patrons, but some neighbors fear disruption will follow if the request is granted.

A smelly, smokey neighbor shuts down
Owners of a mulch site in Port Tampa plagued by dust, fire and vermin said it's closing. Apartments may rise in its place.

The true confessions of a thrift store junkie
Armed with $100, one shopper finds bliss and nostalgia in her favorite South Tampa thrift stores.

Grand Central
For some, civic duty is destiny
I SAT THERE Monday night, only listening.

Amy Scherzer's Diary
The Heart Beat
Wedding by numbers

In this Greek Orthodox ceremony, sacred digits abound. There are even 3-year-old triplets, symbols of the Holy Trinity.

City People
Jim Ferman Jr.
The art of fundraising

Jim Ferman Jr., head of Ferman Motor Car Co., takes on the job of raising money for a new building for the Tampa Museum of Art.

Ex-grocer's full heart led him to fill bellies
Robert Dominguez was a hero on many fronts, earning a Purple Heart in war and earning the gratitude of a local food bank for his generosity.

Champion of children scouted a tough path
Few could keep up with Sherrie Linn Sitki, a lifelong educator, volunteer and one of the few women on the Boy Scouts' honor society.

RSVP Tampa
Goings On
Ushering in a new era

Usher, short for Usher Raymond, has made the transition from teen pop star status to a successful R&B singer. He makes his way to Tampa on Saturday. This is his first tour as a headliner.

Prospect of incoming pet store piques local interest
A PETCO plans to open in the area this October, with even more Florida locations in the works. Pet owners like the idea.

CD theme: Kids can be what they want to be
A Davis Islands couple has spent thousands of dollars to create an interactive CD of children's games.

Impact fees may drop near Westshore
City Council members concerns over affordable housing have prompted a study to look at cutting road impact fees.

Residents decry roadway plans
There were few fans of either of the proposed plans for connecting the Gandy Bridge to the Selmon Expressway.

Couple files suit over request to construct backyard pool
A controversy over a swimming pool in Sunset Park has moved one step deeper.

Everybody's Business
Law firm to give old building life
LAW FIRM REHABS OLD PIECE OF DOWNTOWN: The north side of downtown has stubbornly resisted redevelopment and economic revitalization.

The Find
Hand painted folk art pottery
You'll smile at supper served on Mary Alice Hadley country dinnerware. No two pieces are exactly alike among 17 patterns. Cows, chickens, barns, sailboats, snowmen and such cheer stoneware pottery mugs, pitchers, platters and fun pieces. Each piece is hand painted, glazed and fired.

What's In A Name?
Henderson Boulevard
On busy thoroughfare, cars replace cattle
Henderson Boulevard, a former cattle trail, was named for William Benton Henderson who made a fortune selling cattle.

Their loss may be your gain
Foreclosed properties are up for auction daily at the Hillsborough County Courthouse, where luck and research can pay off.

Bringing new life to cities
FIRED UP: Tampa City Council member Linda Saul-Sena returned from the 10th annual meeting of the Congress for the New Urbanism more enthusiastic than ever about working the principles of the movement into Tampa's city code.

Gingerbread Homes take style in different direction
A small firm offers new houses with Victorian touches -- hardwood floors, fireplaces and fish-scale siding.
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