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City Times: Published Fridays by the St. Petersburg Times
July 26, 2002

The beach with a bad rap
[Times photo: Stefanie Boyar]
Naturalists call Picnic Island a jewel on the shoreline, though some beachgoers see its flaws.
Progress is booming along Ybor Channel
The loud explosions from Ybor Channel are the first steps in creating an industrial park and cruise terminal.

Grand Central
On the outside, looking in
LAST FRIDAY evening.

The Heart Beat
A courtly couple
Rivals in law school discover a mutual interest in camping and riding water scooters. The two Tampa attorneys were married Saturday.

City People
Deborah Skyrms
Bringing home style

"It's an energizer to me. The more that I'm creating, the more energy I have."

As mother, wife she 'selflessly served'
Marjorie Kynes was the wife of a former state attorney general and the mother of three Gator football players.

What's In A Name?
Platt Street, Hyde Park
Good timing blessed Hyde Park

The neighborhood was created in 1886 by O.H. Platt, a winter resident who named it for his hometown. It was near a major bridge and the site on which the Tampa Bay Hotel was built five years later.

RSVP Tampa
Goings On
Couples dance for championships

Looking for something to do? Here's a super calendar, ranging from ballroom dancing to buying peanuts and crackerjacks at the ballpark.

Everybody's Business
Fitness club to stretch its reach
Calta's will occupy 28,000 square feet with a range from aerobics to yoga.

The Find
Glass art furniture
The gator coffee table growls for attention. The elephant end table? You'll never forget. And a heart even lights up.

Neighborhood Report
News from around the block
V.M. YBOR: $3-million set aside to restore 1930s pool

The city wants the Cuscaden Pool declared a historic landmark. The renovations are to begin in January.

PORT TAMPA: 3 housing projects inching forward
The developments will add hundreds of homes and apartments -- and traffic problems, according to critics.

PORT TAMPA: Dredging clears way for big ships in channel
Sand that built up at the tip of Interbay Peninsula will be removed and dumped in a man-made lake in Pinellas County.

YBOR CITY: How will Big Macs blend into Ybor City?
The chain's plan for a drive-through restaurant has some worried that it won't fit the style of the historic neighborhood.

Selling a homey feeling
THE ART OF HOME SELLING: Dennis Johnson, a South Tampa land developer, went way beyond the fresh-baked bread scheme when planning open houses for the Culbreath Bayou home he finished renovating in June.

Matching pool tables to homes
That's the mission of family-owned Robertson Billiard Supplies, which sells custom-made tables to fit the way you live.

Road projects offer relief to New Tampa commuters
The highway improvements save residents time and make the area more attractive to potential home buyers.
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