|October 18, 2002
Tinker celebrates 50-year heritage
||Rack up the good times
[Times photo: Stefanie Boyar]
At a time when pool is gaining popularity, a new "gourmet pool hall" offers patrons a place to unwind -- just like at home.
The historic school on MacDill Air Force Base is primarily for the children of military personnel.
What if over-40s had a bar?
OUR QUEST begins late Friday at Samba Room. My friend Lauren Miller and I scan the crowd and notice the Noah's ark-like pairings of 20-somethings.
Amy Scherzer's Diary
All stars for charity
JOCKS OF ALL TRADES: Beefy guys and sultry blonds steamed up the first DeBartolo Family Foundation All Star Charity Spectacular on Oct. 11. The dinner and auction, hosted by Candy and Eddie DeBartolo, attracted 550 guests and a roster of athletes, making the lobby of the A La Carte Pavilion feel a little like a locker room.
Finding beauty in steel
Dominique Martinez makes art out of scrap metal -- and he makes a living doing it.
Top-notch nurse who traveled the world
Barbara Jessop also taught nursing students and helped found the intensive care unit at Tampa General Hospital.
What's In A Name?
Grady Elementary School
In memory of a real war hero
Baldomero Lopez Pool is named in honor of a Tampa man who gave his life to save others in the Korean War.
Here come the streetcars
After a 56-year absence, red and yellow electric streetcars return to Tampa's thoroughfares in a parade, beginning in Ybor City, winding through Channelside and into downtown Tampa.
Inspiration comes right from Verdi
Antonio Casamento's little bistro, Rigoletto, mixes "Sicilian attitude with the Tuscany culture."
News from around the block
INTERBAY: Fairy tale has a wry twist for youngsters
Teachers at Circle C Ranch Academy hope this one's just right as they reinvent Goldilocks to help kids think creatively.
MID PENINSULA: Post helps veteran in quest for medal
The American Legion post chaplain, as a 13-year-old boy, came up with the idea to use dummy paratroopers to confuse German troops.
HYDE PARK: Crumbling kiosks may be getting overhaul
The brick and mortar structures marked the entryway to Richardson Place, a subdivision platted in the early 1900s.
CARVER CITY: Drug sales and crime frustrate neighbors
Residents looking for relief say the problem is escalating. Police say they're doing what they can.
Neighbors in stormwater fight prepare for legal battle
Pints and piety
A few miles north of Tampa, Catholics convene at an Irish pub in search of finer spirits.
Meet some stay-at-home artists
Creative things are going on inside homes in Brandon, Seminole Heights and Hyde Park.
Big public companies buy two home builders in area
Westfield Homes and American Heritage Homes are acquired by California companies.