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The Wall Street Journal Sunday Now appearing on sptimes.com

July 31, 2000

Cover storyCover story
Hooking up business

Start-up companies are spending millions of dollars to break into the Tampa Bay area's telephone market. They are targetting lucrative business customers, not unprpofitable residential ones. And local monopoly Verizon Communications isn't happy.

Talk of the bay
Urban chic may come to Centro Ybor
Urban Outfitters, the chain that helped define urban chic for the under-30 set with stores in Harvard Square, the East Village and Georgetown, appears headed toward a prominent spot in Tampa's new Centro Ybor.

Breaking into the lunch time big time
Denise Madan thinks she has solved one of the central challenges of parenting: how to keep the milk cold and the Spaghetti-Os warm in a school lunch box.

Cleveland rocks to bank boss' band
Third Federal Savings chairman and chief executive Marc Stefanski peddles certificates of deposits by day but dreams about a different sort of CD at night.

Airline analyst soars with 'grand slam'
Airline analyst Jim Parker, a recent hire at Raymond James & Associates, won kudus from the Wall Street Journal last week, gaining membership in the newspaper's Grand Slam Club. The exclusive group consists of three analysts who qualified for high honors all eight years the Journal has been rating their profession.

Columbia investigators head north
Maybe now the big shots can relax at the hospital chain formerly known as Columbia/HCA.

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