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August 16, 2001

photo The skate scene is zipping along with indoor and outdoor parks devoted to fun on wheels.

[Times photo: Krystal Kinnunen]

Cover story
Passion for thrashing
Skate parks are taking off around the bay area, giving skateboarders and skaters room to create and refine moves.

Confessions of a skate rat
When he was a teen, skateboarding ruled his life. A couple of decades later, he's ready to pass on the mantle to a daughter who inherited his sense of balance.

Film
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When 'Race' gets rolling, laughs do too
After a slow beginning, Rat Race turns the corner into hilarity, with a cast that is more than up to speed.

Another shot at the Jesse James legend
American Outlaws doesn't aim for the true story, but even as summer entertainment, it isn't quite on the mark.

Family Movie Guide
The Family Movie Guide should be used along with the Motion Picture Association of America rating system for selecting movies suitable for children.

Also in theaters
What this summer movie season needs is a good tearjerker.

Movies: Top Five
Current movies recommended by the Times

Video
15 Minutes isn't worth the time
The tasteless film leaves even Robert De Niro fans short-changed.

Pop
They want to do right
3LW is working hard to make a mark as the opening act of the TRL tour.

Uncle Kracker is a daddy, too
His first solo CD doesn't mean his friendship with Kid Rock has changed. Uncle Kracker talks back about Detroit, fatherhood and why his wife calls him by his last name.

Pop: Ticket Window
Little Feat with Dave Mason Band, 8 p.m. Sept. 21, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. Tickets ($29.75) on sale 10 a.m. Friday at the box office (727) 791-7400 or Ticketmaster (813) 287-8844 and (727) 898-2100. Tori Amos, 8 p.m. Sept. 29, Ruth Eckerd Hall. Tickets ($39.75) on sale 10 a.m. Friday at the box office or Ticketmaster.

Pop: Hot Ticket
Rollins Band rolls in

Team Pop Trivia
This week's winner: Dave Hall of St. Petersburg knew that Robert Quine played guitar for legendary punk band Richard Hell and the Voidoids.

Art
Creative education
The students at Perkins Elementary have a special interest in the arts, and when they linked up with a renowned local sculptor, their combined inspiration became new artworks for the school.

Art: Hot Ticket
In the beginning . . .

Art: Best bets
Art critic Mary Ann Marger's recommendations for this weekend. Please refer to the Art Calendar for details.

Dine
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Fuel for fliers
Have you given up on airline food? You may find a happy replacement in airport snacking. Tampa International Airport is offering more and more spots to take on good grub before takeoff.

Cheap thrill
Pints & Pastimes

Side Dish
I'll have another . . .

Nite Out
Nite Out: Hot Ticket
From Calvin to comedy

Stage
Doing it all in 'Darkfall'
A playwright's determination to stage his parable has him working triple time.

Stage: Down the road
Felines -- Opening Aug. 28, Cats has a weeklong run at Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. $20.50-$54.50.

Stage: Hot Ticket
Kolesnikova at the keyboard

Shop
Laugh at the clouds
How welcome the summer rains have been. If your old umbrella has seen better days, why not spring for a new one? There's still plenty of time left in the rainy season.

In the market
BAYWALK'S NEW NEIGHBOR

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