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August 2, 2002

Go down fighting
[Times photo: Krystal Kinnunen]
The band of backyard wrestlers who make up Port Tampa Wrestling are starting to grow up and move on, but not before one last bout.
Sinatra party does it his way
With a party full of stylish guys and beautiful dolls, Tampa socialite Ken Walters itches to show he has Sinatra under his skin.

Publix heads list for Village tenants
The grocery is one possibility when the AMC theater departs.

Grand Central
Ode to the local lounge
SUNDAY, I went to church, hoping the priest would declare the nine-miner rescue a major miracle. He didn't. Absent firmer guidance, I fell prey to a bar song that floated through my head.

Amy Scherzer's Diary
Make way for debutantes
"Hi, I'm Blaine. I party. It's what I do," said debutante Blaine Bailey, introducing herself backstage at the 30th annual Krewe of the Knights of Sant' Yago Debutante Ball.

City People
Dan Creacy
Just fishing & dreaming

A retiree hopes to keep kids out of trouble by getting them into fishing.

She was a natural, standout athlete
Linda Strahan, who was once profiled in Golf World magazine, would beat her husband at tennis, even though he taught her to play.

What's In A Name?
Jan Platt Street Regional Library
To libraries, Platt always said 'yes'

A library carries the name of a longtime politician known as "Commissioner No."

RSVP Tampa
Goings On
Rocking on a Petty pace

Looking for something to do? Here's a super calendar, ranging from dog paintings to canoeing.

Neighborhood Report
News from around the block
BAYSHORE BEAUTIFUL: Bar owner stunned to lose vote over liquor
The owner of Potbellies says he will start holding $1 beer nights for bikers and "turn this place into their biggest fear."

ROCKY POINT: Rocky Point restaurants explore new look, flavor
Four restaurants owned by one company are undergoing millions of dollars in renovations.

YBOR CITY: McDonald's decision delayed
The Barrio Latino Commission on Tuesday delayed a decision on McDonald's request to build a store at the old Hardee's site on 13th Avenue and 21st Street.

SUNSET PARK: Residents polled on off-duty patrols
Surveys have gone out asking homeowners if they would be willing to pay extra to have an officer watch out for vandalism and other crime.

Marlene Sokol
Lessons uniformly learned
TAMPA -- Waters Avenue and Hanley Road. The last place you want to be at rush hour.

Everybody's Business
Two new plans for two old sites
A deli and a Tiki lounge will sprout on the former sites of Atomic Age Cafe and Alessi Cafe Beignet.

The Find
Wooden picture frames
These frames weren't salvaged from your grandmother's attic. Brandon artisans Lisa and Mike Smith made them of reclaimed wood painted in a soft palette of colors to look old and crackled. Prices range from $42 to $82 at the Rusty Rooster, 3031/2 Magnolia Ave.

New yards won't hog so much
WASTE NOT, WANT NOT: In keeping with a state mandate, local governments are adopting new irrigation regulations for residential construction that conserve water.

Ybor's new life geared for living
Its entertainment sector already rolling, the historic district's residential development heads for a renewal.

Heeding the siren's song for precious closet space
Betsy Crutchfield and her husband have always lived in old houses. They've never had much closet space. Until now.
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