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December 27, 2002

The Monday blues
[Times photo: John Pendygraft]
The Monday night jam at the Green Iguana is unparalleled in the area for its high-quality musicianship.
Grand Central: He will fetch till you retch
WE ARE TRAPPED in an previously uncharted ring of hell, in the vicinity of lust and gluttony: the Loop of Retrieval.

City People: The First Lady of Channel District
Kim Markham, one of the first to move to the industrial enclave, has worked 10 years to improve the area.

Amy Scherzer's Diary: Let's glance back at the highlights
If you doubt that Tampa is a party town, grab a sour apple martini and follow me, as we revisit the best of 2002. And happy new year!

What's in a name: Builders, benefactors and memories
Two architects donated services to help build the art facilities, and new benefactors plan to build on that.

Obituary: She loved her family, politics and the Lord
A fifth-generation Tampan, Sara Jackson Tarr, who died at 88, helped organize two Tampa churches.

RSVP Tampa: Say toodle-ooh to 2002
Looking for something to do? Here's a super calendar, ranging from balls to bowls.

Neighborhood Report: Holidays enhancements are ripe for the picking
Floridians know that some gifts are picked with ease, right from the yard, for the stuff of Northerners' dreams.

Lawyer reaches No. 1, in some form
A vanity plate for a Beemer convertible displays the determination of its driver.

Pier in need of repairs
Two 40-foot sections are blocked off as the city plans to make emergency repairs to the decades-old pier.

DeSoto Park getting $1.5-million in upgrades
The long-awaited changes at DeSoto Park include a pool, skate park and some habitat restoration.

Neighborhood Notebook
2 ethnic restaurants now offer beer, wine

Everybody's Business: Beaker Gallery: art over science
It's not your old chemistry lab but there's analogy with its eclectic mix of creations to be observed, says the owner.

Homes: Work on MiraBay Club starts
A PLACE TO PLAY: Work has begun on recreational amenities at MiraBay, a 750-acre waterfront community in the SouthShore area of Hillsborough County. A clubhouse, tennis complex, two swimming pools and playground will form a recreational hub known as the MiraBay Club.

Store grows up with community
Annabelle's, a tiny, family-owned antiques store, evolves over a quarter of a century into a large retail business.

CD-ROM is a teaching tool for future home builders
A builders association gives educators an award-winning computer game that helps students learn about building homes.
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