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City Times: Published Fridays by the St. Petersburg Times
March 14, 2003

Portraits of Rembrandt
[Times photo: Stefanie Boyar]
If you think you know what their world is like, try spending a day here.
Grand Central: In waiting room, it's dog's life
IF ONLY I were a golden retriever. Then, if I got sick, I could see the veterinarian and be treated like a human.

Neglected area primps with 'historic' status
Five Franklin Street buildings from the early 1900s now offer tax breaks for renovations because of their landmark status. Officials hope it sparks a rebirth.

Amy Scherzer's Diary: Pediatrician's work honored
STEPPING OUT: A surprised and flattered Daniel Plasencia heard his name called as Pediatrician of the Year at the 10th Stepping Out Gala to benefit St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation. He was stunned to see his daughter and son-in-law, Lina and Jordan Fairchild of Houston, his daughter Carmen of Orlando, and his parents, Jose and Carmen. (Son Danny was elsewhere, playing right field for the University of Louisville.)

City People: School's out forever
PALMA CEIA -- As a little girl, Annamae Johnson would line up dolls on her bed, teaching ABCs and numbers from a blackboard. She read to them, too, carefully enunciating the words.

Obituary: After a 22-year battle, man succumbs to AIDS

What's in a name: David M. Barksdale Senior Center
The man behind the name of the senior center could have been called Mr. Tampa Recreation.

RSVP Tampa: Bon Jovi still has 'Bounce'
Looking for something to do? Here's a super duper calendar, ranging from country crooners to Yankees and Indians.

Everybody's Business: College to turn swing club into student dance studio
La Benefica building will house Hillsborough Community College's new dance program.

22 years old -- and still growing
Vinyl Fever, an alternative record store that opened in 1981, is moving to a new, larger location.

Neighborhood Report
Davis Islands: Yacht Club to rebuild clubhouse

The current building, which dates to 1956, will be leveled and a two-story building with a dining room, bar, kitchen and sailing classrooms will be built.

Ybor City: Ybor may have to turn down the volume
A consultant's report backs up police complaints that the noise from Ybor clubs is too loud. The City Council may be asked to make changes.

Downtown: Kid-inspired designs
The architect for the Children's Museum of Tampa says he's still a kid at heart -- and that's where his ideas come from.

MacFarlane Park: New school steeped in local history
The new $2.8-million MacFarlane Park Center is three times larger than the historic West Tampa original, but still has deep roots in the community.

Briefly: Sewage bypass will allow work on broken pipe
DAVIS ISLANDS -- City workers are building a bypass around a massive sewage pipe that was damaged a few weeks ago on Cayuga Avenue. About 1,500 feet of temporary piping is being installed along Channel Drive and Chesapeake Avenue.

Step into 1920s charm Sunday

A mansion with all the original touches is among the 20 homes and businesses in the Tampa Heights House Tour.

Front porch: Saving a little of the past
Bill Fields and Richard Chad collect stories.

African mask collection blossoms into import shop
From ostrich eggs to Israeli goblets, two sisters bring collectibles from all over the world to their Tampa store.
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