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City Times: Published Fridays by the St. Petersburg Times
July 19, 2002

Chains vs. charm
[Times photo: Stefanie Boyar]
As more chain stores sprout in South Tampa, small businesses find the going gets tough.
A park for the city
The site of Fort Brooke, which once raised soldiers' pride and the Seminole's ire, will now become a waterfront park.

Grand Central
Life's way of piling up on you
KNOW MY five vacuum cleaners and you will know me:

Amy Scherzer's Diary
The Heart Beat
Old friends and more
Brian and Kristen Housel knew each other in school. A chance meeting rekindled their friendship and led to marriage.

City People
Fraser Smith
Carved illusions
They look like quilts but touch them -- they weigh 60 pounds each. Fraser Smith's artwork is deceiving.

His two roles in life: doctor and dad
Psychiatrist Robert Coffer testified at numerous prominent trials, but when he came home, he taught the neighborhood kids to play ball.

What's In A Name?
Bessie Coleman Boulevard
Road at Tampa Airport honors pioneering black female aviator
Bessie Coleman, born of African-American and Cherokee Indian parents, performed in her first air show in 1922.

RSVP Tampa
Goings On
How does your garden grow?
Lake Worth landscape architect and nursery owner Pamela Crawford grew a proverbial green thumb while growing up in Mississippi.

Neighborhood Report
News from around the block
PALMA CEIA: Options for saving old house fall short
A developer tried selling, moving or donating his grandparents' 1924 colonial home to save it from the wrecking ball, but to no avail.

GANDY: Bin there, dumped that: Recycling policy criticized
Apartment dwellers say they get short shrift in the city's recycling program.

PALMA CEIA: Dissent won't stall traffic fix
Even though opinions are mixed over a traffic light at Estrella and MacDill, the city isn't giving up.

Everybody's Business
It's noted: Asian eats on the way?
Nothing's confirmed yet, but a note taped to a door raises the possibility of Chinese cuisine and sushi for Davis Islands.

The Find
Lampe Berger
Take a whiff of New Orleans, green apple, gardenia or licorice, among 32 scents to burn in a Lampe Berger.

Taking root in Ybor City
LIVING IT UP: Ybor City is known largely as party central. But could the historic district one day come full circle and see a return of residents?
Geometric enchantment
After 25 years in their octagonal home, John and Linda Mooney are giving it a new look with the help of a local interior designer.
Relocations packed with perks a thing of the past
Companies aren't routinely picking up the tab for a new home, points on a home loan or the like anymore. So learn to maximize a reduced relocation package.
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