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October 25, 2002

North of Tampa: October 25, 2002
Two say 'I do' amid medieval trappings
[Times photo: Toni L. Sandys]
Prince Jonathan and Karen the Fair celebrate along with hunchbacks, wenches and King Henry VIII.

Marlene Sokol

'Hallelujahs,' trepidation greet road to Oldsmar
WESTCHASE -- The 76-year-old marathoner is of two minds.

Board denies rezoning of Bern Laxer property
A developer wants to build houses on the property, which was used in the past to grow vegetables for Bern's Steakhouse.

Wharton closes in on playoff spot, but race still tight
Chamberlain and Hillsborough are also close to postseason play.

'Scrappy' team finds success
The Chamberlain Chiefs hope their aggressiveness and strong serving will keep them winning in the districts.

The life of the party
When she's not booking burials, Carmen Cartaya Diaz keeps the West Tampa Convention Center hopping with Latin music, dances and more.

It's Bullard Park, but who knew?

The Lutz Civic Association wants folks to brainstorm names for what is informally known as Train Depot Park.

To my fans, with love
A local company promises personalized, autographed photographs of celebrities for a fee.

Upgrades will make intersection safer
CARROLLWOOD -- Getting through the intersection of Casey Road and Ehrlich Road will be a little less dicey once county crews finish revamping the crossroads.

New fields may be open by new year
The softball and soccer complex on Commerce Park Boulevard will be shared between the parks department and Freedom High and Liberty Middle schools.

A boy at heart -- and in his toy room
He may be 37, but this married engineer never lost his passion for firetrucks and model tanks.

Neighborhood notebook
Hearing set for revised Grand Hampton plan

Healers trade medicine for metaphysics
Former nurses, a husband and wife devote their time to guiding others in the art of feng shui.

Bay area noted for sprawl
HOW SMART ARE WE? Last week, Smart Growth America released a report that evaluated the level of urban sprawl in 83 metropolitan areas that account for nearly half of the country's population. The study is the result of a three-year effort by professors at Rutgers and Cornell universities.

Textures, hues adorn house
Leopard print and jewel tones help carry a regal theme throughout the South Tampa home of Marc and Diane Stern.

Home accents and gift shop supplies Lutz homeowners
Sisters' Secret Garden shifts its inventory to maintain shoppers' in

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