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August 16, 2002

Rough past inspires him to keep kids on track
[Times photo: Stefanie Boyar]
Melvin Forman has faith in the kids he's in charge of at the Boys & Girls Club. Says one: "He talks sense to us."

The promise and prose of posies
At a little Platt Street shop, flowers stand in for the words needed to find love, forgiveness or just sex.

Want to save wad of cash? Be own general contractor
You must have discipline, lots of time and the skills to manage your subs. But the rewards are well worth it.

Brothers Glazer as neighbors
O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? Right next door, is how Joel and Bryan Glazer would answer that question.

Football wins over chocolate
MY CHOICES Monday night were football or chocolate, the latter a planned evening of baking for a sick friend in need, an evening that guaranteed bowl-licking in defiance of Weight Watchers.

Howard Frankland: Bridge boosted corridor growth
Some said no one would use it. Others called it a death trap. The span survived and is the bay's most-used bridge.

Fourth grade to the future
She knew in elementary school. He knew by college. The newlyweds have " been soul mates forever," a mother said.

His motto up to the end: 'I've got to ride'
Joe Bundy rode his orange Harley just three weeks before he died of liver cancer, carrying his 9-year-old son across the Gandy to Weedon Island.

A table waits at Cabaret
M.A.D. Theatre's latest production has experienced actors, some making their debut and some hoping to find fame.

Loving the lofty life in historic Ybor
More than a dozen Ybor City buildings bear the stamp of Jack Shiver -- including his roomy second-story loft that was once a Woolworth's.

Signups begin for fall sports activities
There are a number of programs for children and teens this fall, including dance, swimming and steet hockey.

Noodles are their new specialty
The Noodle Lounge will have dishes based on classics from Thailand, Japan and Vietnam.

Meet primary candidates Aug. 24
South Tampa residents will get a chance Aug. 24 to meet candidates running for office in the Sept. 10 primary.

Is shooting a sign of creeping crime?
Most Davis Islands neighbors, though horrified by the murder of a deli owner, say it does not signal a trend.

Sports only add to academic growth
Athletic competition may not be for every student, but if your child wants to participate, you have many options.

Residents ask: When will work end?
A neighborhood is confused about the purpose of new water lines, claiming lack of notification. The city says to get reclaimed water, roads need to be torn up.

Roofers pitch in for Boys, Girls Club roof
The childrens' center has a new roof thanks to contractors who donated materials and labor.
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