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City Times: Published Fridays by the St. Petersburg Times
August 9, 2002

Hot nights, Hot bars
[Times photo: Stefanie Boyar]
It's August. You stare into the mirage of autumn, misled by the onset of football, unable to expel the heat.
Grand Central
If cable covered the gate
CABLE NEWS people didn't matter to me until Sept. 11.

Amy Scherzer's Diary
'Semper fidelis'
Romance with a Marine spans oceans before bringing a Berkeley Prep graduate and the lawyer she loves to the altar.

City People
Vernon Tucker
A lifetime on the pier
Vernon Tucker grew up in Palmetto Beach, bought his father's seafood market and now lives just steps away.

She lived a life of charity, modesty
Margaret Howell was talented and generous -- and so modest she never told her family when she won the Woman of Distinction award.

What's In A Name?
Mitchell Elementary
Governor, judge, editor and clerk
Henry Mitchell held numerous jobs over his career, but he was best known for his generosity.

RSVP Tampa
Goings On
On the lighter side of art
Looking for something to do? Here's a super calendar, ranging from theater to puffing on a fine stogie.

Everybody's Business
Dentist to expand to South Tampa
A pediatric dentist sets up office -- complete with videos and downsized furniture -- on S Dale Mabry.

The Find
Hands-on painting
Little hands can slip on vinyl mitts in six textures -- sponge, chamois, scrubber mesh, rag top and terry. Dip into paint and press onto paper. Set of six mitts, $19.95.

Neighborhood Report
News from around the block
HYDE PARK: Village officials seek more flexibility
At a meeting with neighbors and business owners, shopping center officials say they want to change zoning in the area to allow for different kinds of businesses.

HYDE PARK: A popular fountain is tapped for more hours
No one could explain why the fountain at Kate Jackson Park was shut down for two hours daily, so now it will run all day.

TAMPA: eighborly conference is chance to share ideas
The sixth annual Florida Neighborhoods Conference will be held in Tampa this year.

GOLFVIEW: Speed tables scoped out
The longer, flatter versions of speed bumps have moved into Golfview. Sensors will determine if they work.

If only all of us had the cash
LOOSE CHANGE: If you have a little spare cash sitting around -- $9-million or so -- there's a home on the market just for you. Stan and Frankie Harrell are selling their 11,500-square-foot Palma Ceia golf course residence for that amount.

StillWater offers buyers estate homes, large lots
An Odessa community has sold 25 of its 48 homesites. Home and lot packages start at $1-million.

Smoke rooms: A hot idea
Tampa is a cigar town, so it's no surprise that some homeowners have built rooms devoted solely to smoking and relaxing.
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