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January 10, 2003

North of Tampa: January 10, 2003 Deluge closes parts of Flatwoods Park
The park was designed to hold backlogs of water, and lately, it has. Some areas are still flooded.

Flooding fix loses a race with the rains
Man and nature -- developers and El Nino -- have created problems for Hog Island say some residents.

Marlene Sokol: Cosby hasn't offered to do my job
Donny and me. Me and Donny.

Meet Your Neighbor: French wine? Yes, no
His name is French and he'll custom make you a wine he's sure you'll like. Right here in the Bay Area and in just 6 to 8 weeks.

Wesley Chapel: Research reveals a pricey pedigree
An Arabian fell on hard times, and the stallion's papers were lost. But with his reversal of fortune, his stud fee is $1,700.

New Tampa: Transplanted northerner helps lead fight for natives
A local garden club member helps start a movement to do something about the scarcity of native wildflowers.

University North: 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.

Countryway: Traffic near Lowry school a 'severe' concern
Several traffic-calming measures may be put in place, including speed humps as a last option.

Northdale: Special Olympics is a study in caring
Faculty and students at Gaither High School rise to the challenge in preparation for the Special Olympics Stampede.

New Tampa: Heritage parents oppose boundaries
That a majority of students will be from apartment complexes worries parents. "People are terrified," said one.

Tampa: Some kids and nannies prefer Gary
Billies, too. As in goats. As in Gary, a neighborhood where hooved residents have roamed and nibbled for decades.

Gardening: A few tips on caring for philodendron, ixora
I covered a number of questions from Carrollwood reader Connie Hawthorne in my last column, but she has a few more.

Cycling/Triathlon: BBC welcomes riders from throughout state
Best of the Bay Cyclists rang in the new season by playing host to area USA Cycling racers at Sunday's annual BBC Winter Training Criterium at Woodlands Corporate Park in Tampa.

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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