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City Times: Published Fridays by the St. Petersburg Times
January 17, 2003

Living the high life
[Times photo composite: Ken Helle]
At least four high-rise condo buildings are in the works for downtown and South Tampa, many of them luxury units with waterfront views.
Grand Central: Sam's: It's really just too much
HELP. I am lost in Sam's Club near closing time.

City People: An angel among us
Sylvia Campbell, the first female surgeon in Hillsborough County, takes regular humanitarian trips to Haiti to operate on the poor.

Amy Scherzer's Diary: Competition keen for Krewe's queen
WHO WILL WIN THE CROWN: Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla began its 99th year introducing five potential queens at a tea dance at Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club on Saturday night. The pirates voted Tuesday and ballots were locked up until March 1, when the winner will become the 90th Gasparilla queen. The runners-up will be maids in the centennial court.

Obituary: Wee Chapel's 'Marrying Sam,' dies at 73
Charles E. Measels and a partner ran the Gandy Boulevard chapel for two decades.

What's in a name?: Lambright built ornate bungalow
The house survives, as does the name of the newspaperman active in civic affairs.

Everybody's Business: Cactus Club wavers with sluggish sales
The restaurant in Old Hyde Park Village has been open since 1987, but sales last year were down significantly.

RSVP Tampa: A noteworthy tribute
Looking for something to do? Here's a super calendar, ranging from Louis Armstrong to David Crosby.

Neighborhood Report: Mid Peninsula: Two neighborhood associations replace defunct one
The new groups formed to fill a void and have fewer responsibilities than the old one did. Neither will take on the original group's name.

Tampa: Dilapidated homes make city's hit list
A handful of South Tampa homes make the city's condemnation list, because they are rife with code violations owners have ignored.

Bayshore Gardens: Synagogue hopes to adopt Israeli family
Congregation Rodeph Sholom is in the process of raising money to personalize its support for Israelis.

Port Tampa: Back to nature
A Port Tampa spot overrun by exotics will be mowed over to create a tidal creek for wading birds.

MacDill: South Tampa trail to cross MacDill
Neighborhood groups applaud an accord with the military for the 2-mile paved path that will hug the base's northern fence line. It's a critical link in the city's planned trail system across South Tampa.

Tampa Heights: Student choir heralds new law school
Stetson holds a groundbreaking for its Tampa campus, with students from Lee Elementary School in Tampa Heights providing music.

Neighborhood Report: Neighborhhod Notebook
Measure up Monday at 'tree blitz' in Ballast Point

Homes: Front Porch: History, intact in Ybor
The two-story house looks hand-stitched into a patchwork of fruit trees, chicken coops and gardens on a drowsy street in East Ybor.

Dull duplex goes to charm school
With $50,000, lots of sweat equity and clever touches, a couple turn a Davis Islands ho-hummer into an enchanting home and rental.

This year, home trends are cooler, more natural
A local interior design insider says the outlook is one filled with calmer, blended colors and more elegant accessories.
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