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City Times: Published Fridays by the St. Petersburg Times
January 10, 2003

Lengthening the line
[Times photo: Toni L. Sandys]
HARTline hopes its plan to extend the Uptown Downtown Connector will boost ridership and funnel people onto its new streetcar.
Grand Central: Too soon old, too late wise
HE CALLS the day after Christmas, leaving harmonica notes for Jingle Bells on my answering machine at work.

My town: A warm reception
We knew the weather would be friendlier in Florida, but the real surprise is how kind the strangers turned out to be.

Amy Scherzer's Diary: Partaking of parties
VALDEZ DYNASTY RULES VENUS: Four generations of the Valdez family participated in the 38th Krewe of Venus Coronation Ball on Saturday night. Amazingly, none of the younger members of the clan knew Robert E. Valdez Sr. would become the 38th king of the social club.

City People: He's all smiles
Randy Feldman moves in "jet mode," as one associate says, whether its his orthodontics practice, his limousine company or his work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Obituary: Five decades filled with dedication, doctoring
Julio C. Valdes specialized in family medicine, treating several generations of the same families in South Tampa.

What's in a name?: Uniting Tampa's longshoremen
Stevedores who worked in bad conditions for bad pay were organized under Perry Harvey Sr.

RSVP Tampa: Rolling with the punch lines
Looking for something to do? Here's a super calendar, ranging from comedy to murder.

Everybody's business: Eating out gets easier
Salads, subs, yogurt and pitas are some of the offerings at restaurants just opened or coming to the downtown area.

Neighborhood Report: Workshop focuses on adolescent girls
Tampa's Ophelia Project kicks off a two-day workshop today to guide girls ages 10 and up to make safe, smart decisions.

Produce stand is moving in
The Hyde Park Farmer's Market will occupy the Davis Boulevard site left vacant by George's Island Amoco.

From ex-hospital to apartments for elderly
A bank and a nursing home team up to convert the 75-year-old Centro Asturiano Hospital into rentals for seniors.

Help on way for tricky intersection
The city is acquiring land to add left-hand turn lanes at MacDill Avenue and Azeele Street, where about 30 accidents happen annually.

Weaving memories, mending hearts
The Tapestry of Life project takes its healing power to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, helping families cope with cancer through a creative outlet.

Neighborhood Notebook
With pool heater fixed, water again 'delightful'

Homes: Front porch: Living on memories of home
Front Porch columnist Janet Zink has assumed new duties at the Times. Beginning this week, Elizabeth Bettendorf takes over the column, opening with musings on the meaning of "home."

Landmark gets new lease on life
The Palace of Florence on Davis Islands returns to its 1920s strength and splendor with a cash infusion and attention to detail.

To combat allergens, clean means dust, filter and purify
Healthy Home Inc. offers products and services to ferret out and trap tiny dust mites and mop up mildew.
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