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City Times: Published Fridays by the St. Petersburg Times
December 6, 2002

A healing spirit
Rev. William McLean
[Times photo: Ken Helle]
St. Mary's church members say the Rev. William McLean was the perfect choice to help their hurting church.

Priest's hope lies in Resurrection
The Rev. Kevin Donlon, who left St. Mary's in April amid allegations of impropriety, has a thriving ministry.

Tax to fix stormwater problems has support
Some South Tampa residents say the proposal, which would cost homeowners $12 a year, is a long time coming.

Grand Central
Birds of a feather are back
EXPECT FATTER DUCKS soon. The girls are back in town.

Amy Scherzer's Diary
Dancing with the new debs
GASPARILLA GRACIOUS: This is the time of year. A pirate's thoughts turn from pillaging to parenting.

City People
Beverly Gray
40 years of greetings

Beverly Gray can chart the ups and down of the economy -- and popular culture -- from her card shop on Franklin Street.

Benefactor to needy, mother to thousands
Doris Algood ran a day care center for three decades, rented rooms to the downtrodden and raised countless pets.

What's In A Name?
Lykes Avenue, Court, Lane; Lykes Gaslight Square Park
Family with plenty of involvement
Early enterprises were lumber, cattle and citrus. Then came shipping, banking and real estate.

RSVP Tampa
Goings On
The taste of sweet success

Looking for something to do, here's a super calendar, ranging from Ebenezer Scrooge to a golf cart parade.

Everybody's Business
Restaurant has Dominican flavor
The tropical pink building on Dale Mabry now houses Cesar's Palace, but it's more Caribbean than Vegas.

Neighborhood Report
News from around the block
INTERBAY: Danger lurks where two streets meet

The Interbay Boulevard-Himes Avenue intersection is a deadly accident waiting to happen, some nearby residents say.

HILLSBOROUGH RIVER: No-wake zones are the focus Thursday
The City Council plans a chat with all sides of the issue, including state officials, who approve the zones.

SOHO: Up in arms describes opponents of hotel
Converting a SoHo apartment complex into a hotel has some area residents convinced problems will follow.

MacDILL AIR FORCE BASE: Base seeks artificial reef to curb erosion
The 800-foot-long reef, which would absorb energy from incoming waves, must first be approved by the state.

Neighborhood notebook
Water line replacement may cause some hassles

Historic homes by candle
NIGHT LIGHT: You can sneak a peek inside some of Tampa's most beautiful historic homes at the 11th annual Candlelight Tour to benefit Tampa Preservation Inc. on Dec. 7 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Backyard greens woo golfers
Golf enthusiasts are flocking to Backyard Sports, an Orlando-based company specializing in personal practice greens.

Fridge fuses funky retro and modern convenience
After searching for two years, a homeowner found a new appliance that suits her 1950s-style decor.
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