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February 7, 2003

Melts in your heart
[Times photo: Stefanie Boyar]
Chocolate and Valentine's Day go hand-in-hand like lovers on a beach. Turns out there's science to back up that mood-elevating addiction.

For judges, taste buds tell all
No one declared it better than sex.
Grand Central: Old tree, ethics tumble
THE BULLDOZER came first thing Monday, while some of us were sleeping. By 10 a.m., the house was flattened. The tree had already been killed.

Amy Scherzer's Diary: Spectacular, without a doubt
GIVENCHY, VALENTINO, MACKIE: Ebony magazine's Fashion Fair lived up to its theme, Simply Spectacular, bringing gorgeous models and stunning couture with its 45th road show. A dozen male and female models, including Tampa native Victoria Bowers, flirted, strutted and even sang high fashion at the Tampa Theatre on Sunday evening, all for the benefit of the Tampa-Hillsborough Urban League.

City People: Teaching unites family
The three Colemans -- father, mother and son -- all teach at Plant High School and they share a home in Palma Ceia.

Obituary: He fed Ybor City's families

What's in a name?: Ybor City street honors WWII hero
Frank Adamo was captured during the Battle of Corregidor. Held prisoner, he treated wounded soldiers and developed a treatment for gangrene.

RSVP Tampa: Beware of men in grass skirts
Looking for something to do? Here's a super calendar, ranging from Parrotheads to crafty critters.

Everybody's Business: Say so long, Cactus Club has closed
The Southwest-themed restaurant was a fixture of Old Hyde Park Village since 1987.

Letters: Your Turn: Jab at pirates in poor taste
Re: Bucs and Pirates So Dissimilar, City Times, Jan. 31

Gandy: Inspiring students with art, kindness

Karen Stonis teaches art to elementary school students, mentoring them inside school and out.

Davis Islands: Residents want city to block busy road
A petition is circulating, asking officials to limit access from Adalia Avenue to Davis Boulevard.

Port Tampa: Patrons fret post office's fate
A Port Tampa petition hopes to preserve its post office, which has seen cutbacks. Postal officials say the location is safe.

Soho: Revisions don't quite satisfy would-be neighbors
Developers of the planned Hilton Hotel will take their request to City Council on Thursday.

Beach Park: Office proposal angers neighbors
Beach Park residents will go by the busload to a City Council meeting to protest a plan to close down a waterfront street.

Neighborhood Notebook: First the tree went, now the house is gone
PALMA CEIA -- A Barcelona Street house at the center of a controversy over the city tree ordinance was torn down Monday.

Bayshore Gardens: Honoring 100 years of worship, memories
A synagogue's centennial celebration is a time for older congregation members to share memories with the children.

Front Porch: Feeling at home on the base

ALFONS AND MARSHA Hofrichter find home in a taupe, concrete block building constructed in the 1950s. One of 674 family housing units on the South Tampa military base, it's not much to look at on the outside. But inside the front door, the Hofrichters make a life.
Coming to a theater extremely near you
More homeowners in need of a cinematic escape with a fridge close at hand turn the corner to media rooms.

Furniture buffs set up shop for vintage lovers
Burlap Home, newly opened on MacDill Avenue, offers a hodgepodge of restored pieces at bargain prices.
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