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City Times: Published Fridays by the St. Petersburg Times
January 24, 2003

Grass routes
[Times photo: Thomas M. Goethe]
Neighborhood associations have found safety and success in numbers. By banding together, they have upgraded parks, saved landmarks and curbed crime.
Grand Central: Mapping a future together
CITY TIMES turns a year old today.

City People: Like a good neighbor, Sue Lyon is there
The head of a citywide neighborhood association proves the wisdom of having a tree-hugging conservative on your side.

Amy Scherzer's Diary: For Krewe, a dynasty
VIVA SANT' YAGO: For the fourth time, the 300-member Krewe of the Knights of Sant' Yago throned a father-daughter dynasty: El Rey XXXI George H. Lorton and his stepdaughter La Reina XXXI Lindsay Renee Miller, 19, a freshman at Hillsborough Community College.

Everybody's Business: In Ybor, foreign flavors and sights
The International Bazaar in Centro Ybor offers goods from around the world.

Super Bowl XXXVII: The Find: Super Bowl cookies
Sweeten your Super Bowl party with cookies from Alessi Bakery. The longtime South Tampa bakery on West Cypress Street has created hundreds of sugar cookies in honor of the big game. Large footballs with Buccaneer and Super Bowl designs sell for $1.95 each. Smaller ones with pirate faces go for $1.45. Call 879-4544.

Obituary: Coach gave kids skills for game -- and life
An athlete at Robinson High and the University of Tampa, Nick Ray later lived in Louisiana, teaching and coaching.

What's in a name?: Pioneer grower left quiet legacy of citrus
Not as well known as William Morrison, James Watrous made his living in Hyde Park, where his home still stands.

RSVP Tampa: Exploring the fine line
Looking for something to do, here's a super calendar, ranging from wild horses to tame parades.

Neighborhood Report: Old school holds new hope for area's kids
For decades the old V.M. Ybor Grammar School educated Cuban and Italian immigrants. Now it may serve Tampa's disadvantaged youths.

Thick about the middle? It might be a grand tree
Volunteers identify about 60 trees, mostly oaks, as befitting the title of grand by measuring girth, spread and height.

Law aimed at drug sales picks up support
The ordinance would allow police to arrest people exchanging small packages for money or repeatedly entering and exiting different cars.

Artist puts love of city on the map
Charles Greacen's affection for his adopted hometown is evident in a cartoon map of South Tampa haunts.

Waterfront road again a subject of debate
Once again, a developer wants to close part of Bay Center Drive, a strip popular with fishermen and nature lovers.

Eight-story housing set for Harbour Island site
The apartments will rent for about $900 to $2,000 a month when construction is completed in about 18 months.

Neighborhood Notebook: Easy on gas pedal on Macdill Avenue
BALLAST POINT -- Motorists, consider this fair warning: The city is about to lower the speed limit on MacDill Avenue south of Gandy Boulevard.

Homes: Nature nurtures a cottage clan
Amid 120 Old Florida acres, a big, rustic house wraps its arms around a family whose favorite neighbors are frogs, the moon, horses.

Class gives women a grip on power -- tools, that is
Ladies Night at Home Depot may serve up chocolate tortes, but the class assignment could be repairing a toilet.
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